Achilles tendon injury on one leg and a calf muscle strain on the other leg?
Talk about a bummer: 2-for-the-price-of-1 overtraining injuries! Yes, it is possible to get similar running injuries on opposite legs, at the same time.
Today I had a conversation with a runner who has developed both of these injuries from running. These are actually just opposite ends of the same biomechanical spectrum at work. During the call I was explaining to him how it can happen, and how he could make some simple changes to prevent it from happening again in the future.
How can running on the road cause Achilles tendinitis in one leg and calf strain on the other? Well, that’s what we’re talking 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 »
Today’s episode comes from a question from one of the YouTube viewers. The specific question was, are calcified Achilles tendons more prone to tendon rupture in runners?
That’s a great question.
I think if you ask most doctors, their answer is probably going to be yes.
But since I got this very specific question, I actually wanted to see if there is any research that truly proves whether or not Achilles tendons that have calcification or ossification within them, whether or not they’re actually more prone to rupture in runners.
Are calcified Achilles tendons more prone to rupture in runners?
Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
This episode comes from a question sent in by a runner who was listening to the Doc On The Run podcast, and he wanted to know which is worse for my Achilles tendon, running hills or running stairs?
This is somebody who had an Achilles tendon issue and was recovering and getting back to running and he’s been back to running, he’s doing better, he’s running without any pain, but he wanted to incorporate some strength training in the form of either hill repeats or running stairs.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about which is worse for your Achilles tendon, running hills or running stairs.
A plantar plate ligament sprain can cause aching pain in the ball of the foot when you run.
Plantar plate sprains are caused by excess stress applied to the ligament at the base of the toe.
If you want to heal it and keep running, you have to decrease the stress and strain on the plantar plate, and address the root cause of the injury.
A runner with a plantar plate sprain, and tight calf muscles, had a great question:
Does the plantar plate ligament cause tight calf muscles, or can a tight calf muscle cause a plantar plate sprain?
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether a plantar plate sprain causes tight calf muscles in runners, or other way around.View Details »
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 »
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the best decision and worst actions for injured runners. The best decision is the decision to take the right action. The second best decision is to take the wrong action. And the worst decision of all if you are an injured runner is make […]View Details »
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.View Details »
Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about the single best treatment for plantar fasciitis in runners. If you are running and you get plantar fasciitis, you probably want to get back to running as soon as possible. Many doctors will tell you to quit running. Doctors may also recommend lots of […]View Details »
Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about how runners with Achilles tendinitis skip the doctor visit and keep running. Achilles Tendonitis in Runners Achilles Tendon The Achilles tendon is the biggest tendon in the body. So when the Achilles tendon gets injured, the runner has a really […]View Details »