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Old 12-02-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
Xavier Iturriagagoitia
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Squat/Deadlift & stress fracture

Hello again,

In July I did a lot of roadwork on bad surface & with bad shoes leaving me some pain a little bit higher than my ankle (inside of leg). The doctor diagnosed it as a stress fracture, but when I was put under some sort of scanner it didn't show anything, so it was degraded to a "beginning stress fracture". Obviously I had to rest 2 months and then slowly build up again, which I did.
Now I run about 5km once a week with no pain. Sometimes it hurts a little bit the next day but nothing major.

How bad would it be to do squats & deadlifts again (finally), even if I think that it isn't healed completely yet.


Thanks for help!
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:53 PM   #2
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Re: Squat/Deadlift & stress fracture

The impact forces of that 5km run are going to be MUCH greater than squatting and deadlifting.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:48 PM   #3
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Re: Squat/Deadlift & stress fracture

You should skip the run and do the squats and deadlifts instead. Running is what gave you the stress fracture in the first place. Squats and deadlifts will get blood moving in the area without the harmful impact forces.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:13 PM   #4
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Re: Squat/Deadlift & stress fracture

Well, it's non-impact.. but there's definitely a large amount of compression forces. However, it probably won't mess you up.

I'd drop the running for a while and do some rehab work on your ankles for a couple of weeks before jumping into anything just to be safe.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:54 AM   #5
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Re: Squat/Deadlift & stress fracture

Very solid advice, thanks.

I thought wrongfully the extra weight from squats & deadlifts would be worse than the running.
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