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#606 Can I run in cleats with a stress fracture?

Imagine your doctor tells you that you have a metatarsal stress fracture and you should not run.

Why would you come home from the doctor and call me asking, “Can I run in cleats with a stress fracture?”

Believe it or not, that actually happened.

In this case we are talking about an athlete who is actually getting better and who wanted to train on the track.

He wanted to run in cleats.

Aside from the uncertainty, he was doing okay. He was a little hesitant and wasn’t sure if cleats would aggravate the injury right or not.

Can I run in cleats with a stress fracture?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#605 New running shoes made my bunion bigger

A runner called me and said, “I got some new running shoes and they made my bunions worse overnight. I think I need surgery now.”

The problem is that bunions do not typically get worse quickly.

Bunions get worse slowly because the bone is changing position.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how it’s possible bunions could get worse from a new pair of shoes.

If you are a runner with bunions this is a situation you may want to understand.

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about how new running shoes might have made your bunion bigger.

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#604 Time is the enemy when you have a running injury

We’ve all heard the saying that time heals all wounds.

While that may be true, time also kills your running fitness when you’re not training.

You have to remember that the enemy of your running fitness is not the fracture walking boot.

The enemy of your running fitness is not the crutches

The enemy of your running fitness is not your doctor.

The enemy of your running fitness is time!

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about how time is the enemy when you have a running injury.

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#603 5 choices with split tear in the peroneus brevis tendon

Today I was talking with a runner who has been diagnosed with a longitudinal split of the peroneus brevis tendon.
The concern with this kind of tear in the peroneal tendon is that if you can’t get it to calm down, it can only get worse.
Continually moving, irritating and producing inflammation in and around injured peroneal tendons just causes them to get weaker over time.
Many surgeons are quick to offer surgery to correct the problem.
This runner wanted to know the details of all the different treatment options when a runner gets diagnosed with a longitudinal split of the peroneus brevis tendon.
Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about the 5 choices runners have when there is a split or tear in the peroneus brevis tendon.

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#602 How do you stay motivated when injured?

It really seems incredible that we now have over 600 episodes of the Doc On The Run Podcast!

Today’s episode is a little different in that I actually want to ask you a question.

How do you stay motivated when you have been injured?

I’m really interested to know because this is one of the most important things you can do as an athlete when you’re recovering from an over training injury.

Much of what I’ve learned that helps injured runners is not stuff I learned in medical school.

Much of the strategies and techniques that seem to work best, I’ve learned in large part from seeing how creative injured runners can be.

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re asking a question, how do you stay motivated when you are injured?

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#601 5 changes on X-rays with Hallux Rigidus

Today we’re talking about some of the x-ray changes that happen when you get hallux rigidus or hallux limitus.

If your doctor tells you the x-rays show hallux limitus…what does it mean?

We’re going to talk about these five things that you can see commonly on the x-rays when you have hallux rigidus.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about five changes on x-rays when you get hallux rigidus.

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#600 Stretching is like a recovery day. Finite pain that pays off.

I know a lot of people are not even going to listen to this episode because I’m talking about stretching.

Many runners seem to recoil from the topic of stretching.

But if you get injured and you go to a physical therapist, you can take it to the bank that they are going to give you some stretching exercises to do.

Why?

Because stretching helps when you have tissue that is predisposed to injury because it’s too tight.

When you have that issue, you need to stretch that tissue.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how stretching is like a rest day, finite pain that pays off.

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#599 Broken Sesamoid vs Bipartite Sesamoid what is the difference?

If you have pain in your foot under the big toe joint, the doctor might tell you that you have an issue with one of these two little bones called sesamoids.

Interestingly, some people have a sesamoid bone that is not broken, but looks like it broke apart.

If you understand how that happens, it may help you understand your x-rays and the doctor’s description of your condition.

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about a broken sesamoid versus a bipartite sesamoid. What’s the difference?

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#598 How to overcome friends telling you not to run after a traumatic accident

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.

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#597 Hallux Rigidus vs Hallux Limitus, what is the difference?

If you get pain and swelling and discomfort particularly in and around the big toe joint, you may have a condition called hallux limitus or hallux rigidus.

Hallux limitus and hallux rigidus are both conditions that affect the big toe joint. It causes pain right where your big toe attaches to your foot.

Many runners with this condition don’t even understand the difference between hallux limitus and hallux rigidus.

There are really a few things that define the difference between these two conditions.

Understanding the differences may help you get clarity after a doctor visit.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about hallux rigidus versus hallux limitus. What’s the difference?

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