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#165 The worst running shoes for stress fractures

Are your current running shoes putting you at risk for a stress fracture?

One common reason for too much bone stress is that a runner didn’t have enough cushioning because they were using a shoe that was too stiff, or wasn’t padded enough, or soft enough, and they were running on concrete or asphalt.

That run, in those particular running shoes, beat up the bone too much and then the bone started to crack and develop into a stress fracture.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about what the worst running shoes for stress fractures.

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#164 What causes stress fractures?

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about what really causes stress fractures. I was recently at a medical conference and I asked all the doctors in the audience … I said, “What causes stress fractures?”  Now in this case I was actually lecturing on stress fractures and what we as doctors […]

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#163 How much rest does your body need?

If you really think about it, the number of hours that you sleep really has a direct correlation with your risk for running injury.

Running injuries never happen because you ran too far. They always happen because you loaded one structure too much, you beat it up too much, and you didn’t let it recover enough before the next workout.

You don’y have to run less. But you have to rest more.

It’s not necessary to spread your workouts farther apart. But you must maximize the recovery.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how much rest your running body really needs.

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#160 Can I run my race with broken toes?

Broken toes are common, but they can really hamper your training when you’re getting ready to run a race. If you break your toes a few weeks before a big race the question is always whether or not you will be able to run your race.

Today’s episode is based on the questions sent in for a runner who broke a couple of toes and wants to know whether or not she’s going to be able to run her race in a few weeks. This episode will help you understand the questions to ask if you fracture your toes and you still want to run.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you can run your race with broken toes.

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#158 Achilles tendinosis treatment failures in a runner

If you’re a runner who gets tightness in your calves and develops Achilles tendinosis it can be very difficult to get it to heal and it can be very frustrating. Some runners fail multiple treatments including stretching, home exercises, physical therapy, braces, PRP injections and many other treatments. You just have to figure what it will take to get the Achilles tendon to heal so you can get back to running.

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#154 How often should I replace my running shoes?

How often should you get new running shoes? That depends on how quickly they wear out! Some runners get new running shoes every few months. Some running coaches tell runners to replace running shoes every 200 to 500 miles. If you keep running in worn out shoes, you may be putting yourself at risk of an over training injury.

But a lot of different variables can affect how quickly your running shoes wear out. If you understand the variables that can affect how long your running shoes last, you can make much better decisions about how frequently you need to replace your running shoes.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how often you should replace worn out running shoes.

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#153 Do I need custom orthotics for running?

Do you really need custom orthotics if you’re a runner?

If you’re a runner and a doctor suggests custom orthotics, you may need orthotic inserts, but you may not. At least not forever. Many runners just need custom orthotic therapy for a short time to help heal an injury and keep running.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about whether or not you really need custom orthotics for running.

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#151 12 Steps to healing and running with a metatarsal stress fracture

If you are a runner with a metatarsal stress fracture, you can simply stop running and wait for the bone to heal. The other option is to figure out how to heal it faster and keep running while the stress fracture is still healing. If you do that, you can get back to running a lot faster!

The process for healing and getting back to running is not that complicated.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the 12 Steps to healing and running with a metatarsal stress fracture.

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#149 Running on a healing stress fracture is all about risk management

There’s risk with everything. There is risk with running with a stress fracture. There is risk with using a fracture walking boot when you get a metatarsus stress fracture. You’re actually going to be more at risk of other over-training injuries later. So there’s risk even with not running.

Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about how running with a stress fracture is all about risk management.

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#148 If it doesn’t hurt worse, can I still ramp up running?

Should you ramp up your running training when your healing injury doesn’t feel like it does not hurt much worse while running?

As soon as the healing stress fracture gets a little bit stronger, you should start ramping up your fitness so you don’t just lose all of your running fitness.

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