Friday, February 11, 2011

Stress Fracture?

About two weeks before Rocky Raccoon, my left leg was feeling some pain in the quadriceps area. I told myself it was a muscle problem, but the back of my mind was thinking about the possibility of a stress fracture. However, it was taper time and with the reduced mileage, the discomfort wasn't getting any worse. Then I ran 89 miles on it and fell on it twice. I know that impact will not cause a stress fracture, but maybe it exacerbates it? Anyways, I had an officially diagnosed femoral neck stress fracture about nine years ago that had me on crutches for eight weeks. That time I just kept on running until the pain got so bad that I couldn't run and could barely walk. This time I'm going to treat it like a stress fracture early, while I can still do alternative cardio. I'm hoping this is a misdiagnosis and that it is only a deep muscle/bone bruise and that I can resume running after a week or two. Right now it looks like Way Too Cool is a 50/50 shot.

4 comments:

GeorgiaSnail said...

BOO!!!! Here's to hoping for the best and a speedy recovery!

Jess said...

Probably smart to pre-treat it. Hope it heals quickly!

S. Baboo said...

I'm sorry to hear about Rocky and really sorry to hear about the possible stress fracture. Have you had a bone density check up? I had one after a double stress fracture in my hip about 4 years back now and was a bit below normal. Since then I've taken some meds and extra calcium and no more problems.

Herself, the GeekGirl said...

OMG< I had no idea you had such a horrible time at Rocky. For some reason, I thought you had finished. I'm so sorry! I hope you feel better soon. It's so frustrating when the spirit is willing but the body just can't go any further. Take care of yourself.