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#159 When a fracture boot is necessary for a stress fracture in a runner

I really don’t like fracture walking boots for runners. I think doctors over prescribed them. When you use fracture walking boots for too long, it causes weakness, stiffness, decreased bone density, loss of neuromuscular connections, and a whole bunch of unnecessary increased risks where you getting another different overtraining injury when you’re actually back to running and full training.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about the 3 times you really might need a fracture walking boot if you’re a runner with a metatarsal stress fracture.

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#150 Single most important treatment for plantar fasciitis in a runner.

Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about the single best treatment for plantar fasciitis in runners. If you are running and you get plantar fasciitis, you probably want to get back to running as soon as possible. Many doctors will tell you to quit running. Doctors may also recommend lots of […]

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#138 Fracture in the ball of the foot. Getting back to running with Coach Craig Moss

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about a fracture in the ball of the foot and what it takes to get back to running with Coach Craig Moss.

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Broken Toes
Broken Toes are Common 
As a sports medicine podiatrist in San Francisco, I believe there are more broken toes then stress fractures. Broken toes are not only common but they are often mistreated. One of the reasons that broken toes are not treated properly is that many people assume that you will “just know” if the toe is broken. There is also a common misconception that “if you can walk on the foot, the toe is can’t be broken.” This is simply not true.

What Are Sesamoid Bones in the Foot?
One of the potential causes of foot pain in runners and and athletes is sesamoiditis. Sesamoiditis is inflammation of the sesamoid bones. 

What Causes a Bunion – San Francisco Podiatrist Explains

What is  bunion? San Francisco Podiatrist explains in this transcript from the educational bunion video series. As a bunion surgeon and podiatrist in San Francisco, one of the most common questions I get is…”What exactly is a bunion?” In this short video, you will learn how a bunion forms, as well as some tips on making sure it […]

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Achilles Tendinitis

What is Achilles’ Tendonitis? 

Achilles tendinitis is inflammation within the tendon itself. Achilles tendinitis can occur anywhere within the tendon, all the way from the heel bone up to the calf muscle. However, most often the Achilles tendinitis occurs in a specific area just above the heel bone.  This area, where the tendon is easiest to feel with your hand, happens to have decreased blood flow as compared to the rest of the tendon.  For this reason, an overused tendon may become weaker, inflamed and injured in this area. 

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Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

What Is Retrocalcaneal Bursitis? 

Retrocalcaneal bursitis is closely related to Haglund’s Deformity (or “pump bumps”). If you have a bony enlargement on the back of the heel that rubs the Achilles tendon, it can cause the formation of a bursa (small fluid filled sack). It usually happens in athletes as shoes rub against the heel. The bursa can aggravated by the stitching of a heel counter in the shoe as well. It can make wearing shoes and exercising difficult. Another term used for this condition is “pump bump” because it can frequently occur with wearing high heels as well.  

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Os Trigonum Syndrome

Os Trigonum Syndrome: A Rare Form of Posterior Ankle Pain

Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome (also known as Os Trigonum Syndrome)can affect up to 18% of runners and triathletes who have training that includes running downhill. Many incorrectly think this is an Achilles tendon problem. It is easily treatable.

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Haglund’s Deformity

What Is Haglund’s Deformity? 

Also known as Haglund’s Deformity (or “pump bumps”), heel bumps are a bone enlargement on the back of the heel bone. These usually occur for athletes when the shoes they wear rub up against the heel, and they can be aggravated by the height or stitching of a heel counter of a particular shoe. The result is a painful bump or bumps on the heel that make exercising very difficult. Another term used for this condition is pump bump because it can frequently occur with wearing high heels as well.   

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