Stress Fracture Confirmed, Now What?

I just hit the 2 week mark since I last ran and I’m just starting to feel better. At least I can sit without the shooting pain in my hip. I’ve already gained 6 lbs though, I can’t believe it.

I saw a really good doctor through work that I haven’t seen before. She verified it was a stress fracture through mobile tests and offered to do a MRI but recommended waiting because they want to do a bone biopsy and a bone scan.

She thinks based on my history I might have a parathyroid tumor (i have really high levels of calcium in my blood for a few years now) or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which is a genetic issue. I dislocated my knee 3 times and my elbow 2x before which is characteristic of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome as well as frequent stress fractures. Can you touch your thumb to your arm like the photo below? I can. Apparently that tells her something.


She’s going to run more tests when I get back from Arizona next week. I’ll be in Scottsdale for SF Giants Spring Training games. Hoping I get a little more relief the next few days. I’m not taking any pain medication so it’s just me and this fracture.

I’m wondering what I can do workout-wise starting at 3 weeks. I can’t remember when I started in last stress fractures but I need to get in something. She told me to swim. I don’t want to swim… I’ve been swimming my whole life. Sigh.


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