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#167 Signs you are heading for a running injury

When you get an over training injury, what happens? It’s too much stress applied to one structure over too shorter time without enough recovery to actually let it fully heal before the next workout.

There are a few things that you can pay attention to that often signal the possibility of an injury that’s coming on.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about signs to look out for that may signal you are heading for a running injury

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#166 Choose the best running shoes for the run

Are your running shoes the best for your run today?

You and I both know there are lots of different kinds of running shoes on the market. You can buy neutral running shoes, pronation control shoes, somewhere in between with structured cushioning, minimalist running shoes, maximalist running shoes.

There are all kinds of running shoes, and they are all built for different runs, different foot types, and different runners. Every shoe has its place.

Every runners longs the one perfect running shoe.

Everybody wants the best running shoe…built just for you.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how to choose the best running shoes for the run.

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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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#162 3 Crucial Mistakes Runners Make with Stress Fractures

Metatarsal stress fractures are one of the most common running injuries.

If you are runner and suspect a metatarsal stress fracture, you have to use some common sense, do everything that you can to heal it as quickly as possible and then get back to running.

But there really are three mistakes I see runners make over and over and over, even when I see runners with stress fractures.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about the 3 crucial mistakes that runners make when they get metatarsal stress fractures.

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#161 The #1 mistake runners make with minimalist running shoes

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about the number one mistake runners make when running in minimalist running shoes.  Yesterday I was meeting with someone who is a sports massage therapist. She does body, she works on athletes, she understands a lot about running biomechanics. She had a really interesting question […]

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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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#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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#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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#157 Toe stress fractures from running

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you can get stress fractures in the toes when you’re running.  This question comes from a runner who sent in the question after she found the podcast on stress fractures and what she wrote in, she said, “I’m a fairly high […]

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#156 Can I race with a plantar plate sprain?

If you are running with pain in the ball of the foot that seems like a stress fracture, it could be a plantar plate sprain. If you get a plantar plate sprain right before a race, the obvious question is whether or not you should do the event.

If you have a sprain of the plantar plate ligament, you may still be able to run. You just have to decide how bad the injury is, what your long-term goals are, and how badly you want to to participate in the event.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you can run with a plantar plate sprain.

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