Friday, July 06, 2012
Risked a short run on Wednesday. Felt great while running, but Thursday the foot was pretty sore. That's the way with a navicular bone stress fracture. Feels better and so you try to run again, only to relapse. Becomes a vicious cycle. Might require as much as 90 days running layoff to heal.
What's inducing this stress on the navicular bone and posterior tibial tendon? I set up the camera to look at my stride mechanics.
Even when I'm trying to keep everything aligned, my knees turn outward. Foot lands near the centerline and shin tilts outward, forcing a hard angle on the inner (medial) side of the ankle. Don't understand how the inversion ankle sprain in March precipitated this nagging injury, but the tendon and where it inserts into the navicular is definitely the problem, and appears obviously aggravated by the excessive inward collapse and stress on the ankle joint. Not sure what the solution(s) is. (I hear Thoroughbreds get put down for navicular fractures. Good thing I'm not a horse.)
Appointment scheduled with a sports orthoped.