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Injury Reports / Re: Tibial Stress Fracture
« on: December 16, 2016, 11:02:32 PM »
I wonder how this turned out. I see the OP is a guest now, so maybe they won't come back.

I'm dealing with what I'm pretty sure is a stress fracture now and I'm curious how other people's experiences have gone. I've read up a ton on stress fractures and I understand that they are a pretty common injury among runners and that they don't require a lot of upkeep or special care to heal - just staying off the leg for a few months. I haven't seen a doctor yet because I don't currently have medical insurance and I've read that they would only give me an MRI, which is expensive, and after that all they would tell me to do is what I've already decided to do on my own, which is to stay off the leg for 8 weeks. I know the OP recommends not waiting to see a doctor, but I'm worried about spending a lot of money for a diagnosis and treatment that I probably already know. I'm saving up for my wedding at the end of the year and I'm really broke already.

I probably sustained the stress fracture when I decided to jog to a lake in my city which is much farther than I was used to running. I was trying to build my stamina up for parkour, but I added too much mileage too soon, which is a surefire way to receive a stress fracture.
I just got really heavily into parkour about 8 months ago and I got the stress fracture a couple weeks ago. I really hate not being able to train at my full abilities and it's so hard not to go out and train just a little bit. I'm tempted to do some sort of training on only my left side and see if I could even do that.

Anyway, I plan on staying away from parkour until the beginning of March. In the meantime, I'm going to use crutches and workout my upper body and maybe left leg stuff. Hopefully I'll be okay by then. Most experiences I've found online say the same thing: a low risk stress fracture, such as one on the tibia, will heal with time and rest. All the information I've looked at says it takes anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to heal completely, so I'm playing it safe and staying off of it for 8 weeks.

If the OP ever sees this, I'd be interested to know what happened with his.

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