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I Just Ran a Marathon and Now I Can’t Walk

Author: John Sullivan, MD
Peer-Reviewer and Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD, CAQ-SM

A 28 year old male just ran a personal record in the Chicago marathon. The next morning he wakes up with severe pain on the lateral aspect of his left foot. He’s having trouble bearing weight and walking due to the pain. He goes to a walk-in orthopedic clinic and an X-ray of his foot is shown below.

Image 1. Case courtesy of Frank Gaillard,, rID: 12765



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