Calcaneous Stress Fracture
I am 21 years old and typically run between 5-8 miles about 5 or 6 days a week.
In the beginning of july I experienced a lot of pain in the center of my heel but stupidly decided to “run through it”.
I could not walk the next morning so I went to the emergency room and had it X-Rayed.
The X-Rays came back negative and I was diagnosed with achilles tendonitis.
After two weeks of no relief from the symptoms I saw an orthopedic surgeon who guessed tendonitis again and told me I could run in a week, which I did.
The pain in my heel went away but the swelling did not.
I had an MRI done about 3 weeks ago which revealed a stress fracture in the posterior medial calcaneous.
I have been given different opinions on treatment options.
I went to see another orthopedic surgeon becuase I recently moved and he took new x-rays.
The fracture is still not showing up on the xrays.
However, it is not painful to walk, but the swelling is STILL there.
I was curious on what to do about the swelling and when you think I will be able to run again.
Also, should I be in a cast? Currently I am wearing athletic sneakers every day and I have not ran since August 14th.