>Health and Nutrition>Stress fracture recovery: lifting weights?
Catleesi; mother of cats
I appear to have a stress fracture in my left tibia I just had the MRI done this morning, haven't been back to the ortho for a follow-up appointment yet, but I am impatient and looked at the pics myself. To my sort-of-trained scientist eye it looks pretty obvious. Black vertical line mid-tibia in the T1-weighted images.
Clearly running is out of the question, I'm planning to do deep water running/swimming for cardio while I recover, but will I be barred from compound lifts that involve the legs until I'm healed (namely squats and deadlifts), or are those generally considered OK? Should I avoid them until my follow-up on Wednesday just to be safe?
I pick things up and put them down, and when I'm not broken I run.
I'm no doctor, but I have lifted weights before. I don't think squats and deadlifts would be good with a fractured tibia.
I'd listen to the professionals in this regard and do what they say. Surely a PT could offer better advice than idiots on the interwebs.
Old , Ugly and slow
As a long time lifter i agree with Buelligan
pr's 5k 20.08, 5 mile 31:20, 10k 41.19 all done in the 80's
2013 goals 1500 miles, 190 pounds
Absolutely not! That will wt bear the tibia. Wait for doc's meeting. Good luck!
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