Achilles tendinosis is one of the worst injuries you can get as an injured runner. It is chronic, it’s hard to get rid of, and the tendon feels noticeably different.
The tendon gets thicker and it becomes constantly painful. Every time you run on it, you may worry that it might rupture or rip apart.
There are lots of different ways to treat Achilles tendinosis. Two of those options are PRP or platelet-rich plasma injection or a procedure called “dry needling.”
Yesterday in a live Runner’s Aid Station call, an injured runner asked me to explain the specific differences between these two treatments. I thought it might be helpful to try to explain it to you the way I explained it during that call.
What’s the difference between dry needling and PRP injection when you have Achilles tendinosis and you’re a runner?
Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
If you have trouble with your Achilles tendon and a doctor told you that you might actually rupture it and tear completely if you continue to run, you should probably be worried.
If you are anxious about your Achilles, stay with me.
I have some good news and some bad news.
A recovering runner in the Runners Aid Station asked me…
“If I rupture my Achilles tendon, if I just ignore the tendinosis, if I just block out the pain, continue to run, continue to train, and then it does rupture, would I be able to run after it heals?”
Will I be able to run after a ruptured Achilles tendon?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
If you are reading this because you are researching Achilles tendinosis, I’m sorry. Achilles tendinosis is one of the worst injuries a runner can get. Tendinosis is a serious problem and must be treated aggressively. It is helpful to understand what you really need to do.You also need to understand Achilles tendinosis treatments doctors often recommend, which you might want to avoid. Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about Achilles tendon calcification in runners with tendinosis.View Details »
A podcast listeners wrote in and she asked,
“How long do I need to stop running or take it easy after taking five doses, meaning two and a half days, of Cipro?
I told my doctor I was a runner, so I didn’t trust their opinion on when or how I should run.
I haven’t run since finding out the side effects two weeks ago, and the Achilles feels weak and a little thicker than the other side.”
This is a great question, and she is right to be concerned because the FDA issued a black box warning because of an association between Cirpo antibiotics and Achilles tendon ruptures.
Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about a runner with Achilles tendon worries after taking Cipro antibiotics.
When you get any stage of Achilles injury and you’re a runner, you’re trying to figure out what you can do to get it to heal as quickly as possible.
The biggest concern with runners when they have an Achilles tendon injury is that the tendon is going to continue to degenerate, turn into Achilles tendinosis, and then potentially even rupture.
But the good news is that stress, when actually applied in the right way, can help your Achilles tendon recover faster, become stronger, so you can get back to running, possibly even with less risk of re-injury.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how stress can actually help your Achilles tendon recover faster.View Details »
This morning I was just talking to a recovering runner, from my inner circle coaching private group. This guy was having some trouble and tenderness in his Achilles Tendon.
We talked about his plan for running tomorrow. It turns out he had a plan of actually going and running on a winding, hilly trail.
If you have Achilles tendon pain and want to make it worse, do 4 things in succession.
Because Achilles ruptures happens when you take 4 very specific steps in a specific way. Those 4 Steps put your aching Achilles Tendon at risk of further injury.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the 4 steps to Achilles tendon rupture when running.