Today’s topic comes from a longtime listener named Jenny. She wrote a really nice review that I wanted to share with you.
She said, “If you are a runner, you need to listen. What I love about Doc On The Run Podcasts is that each one covers one topic, is short, sharp, full of useful practical information that you can apply right away without having to go and do more reading or research.”
She also asked, “Would you consider doing an episode on return to running after an accident and how to overcome the fact that everyone tells you that you should not run, even when your surgeons and physios have said that it is safe for you to run and really good for you to exercise?”
Thank you Jenny! And yes, that is a great idea for a topic!
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how to overcome friends, telling you not to run after a traumatic accident.
If you are reading this, maybe you have sesamoiditis, a sesamoid stress reaction or a metatarsal stress fracture.
This is a real example from a real patient. This story really illustrates how MRIs can show misleading clues leading to a potential misdiagnosed leading your doctor astray.
It is crucial that you focus more on your running goals, your injury progress and what it really means precisely where you have pain in your foot. Then and only then can the MRI findings be put in the proper perspective.
Too much emphasis on MRI findings can make you think you have a different injury.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about how sesamoid pain got misdiagnosed as fourth and fifth metatarsal stress reactions.
How do you know your injury is improving? How do you know that you got the green light to start running? How do you know it is healed?
Well, when I talk to runners, most of them say something like:
“Well, my x-ray shows this. Does that mean that I can run?”
“My blood test showed that, does that mean I can run?”
“My doctor said this, but I heard that on some other podcast, so does that mean I can run?”
There is lots of confusion around how you can tell when you are getting better as you start regaining running fitness after an injury starts to heal. Timing is the crucial piece of information if you really want to run.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about two ways an injured runner can tell the injury is actually improving.