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Re: [at-l] where's waldo?(stress fractures?)
- Subject: Re: [at-l] where's waldo?(stress fractures?)
- From: Emily E Reith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 13:45:00 -0800 (PST)
On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, Kevin A. Hoffman wrote:
> After his broken foot mostly healed he jumped from Harpers Ferry to
> Mt Washington to continue his hike. The last time I saw him was in
> Gorham, NH. When I got back in touch with him after my hike he told me
> that he had not taken enough time off and ended up breaking _both_ feet.
> He summited Katahdin anyway three days after me on October 20th. He
> told me he was going to take the Winter off to heal and then do the last
> 831 miles this Spring.
(and so I ocassionally pipe in)
Is this problem common with breaking feet? That is actually one of my
major concerns about my ('98) thru hike... stress fractures. I have had
2 stress fractures (one in each foot) in the last 2 years, the second of
which would not heal and ended up in a cast up to my knee for a good part
of the spring.
After seeing several docs and a pediatrist I am now sporting a pair of
custom orthotics (which so far I LOVE despite all the bad press) but
nobody could tell me if there is some real way to prevent these breaks.
It seams they can happen whenever you put a lot of stress on your feet,
and there seems to be no way to avoid this while backpacking! My fear is
that I will have to leave the trail sooner than I want to.
Just wondering if anybody knows anything about this...
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