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#640 Will I be able to run after a ruptured Achilles Tendon?

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?”

Great question…

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.

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#639 Are calcified Achilles tendons more prone to rupture in runners?

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.

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#402 Which is worse for my Achilles running hills or stairs?

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.

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#377 Does plantar plate sprain cause tight calves

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.

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#373 How stress can help your Achilles tendon recover faster and get stronger

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.

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#286 Best decision and worst actions for injured runners

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 […]

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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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#150 Single most important treatment for plantar fasciitis in a runner.

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 […]

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How Runners Heal Achilles Tendinitis Without a Doctor and Keep Running

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 […]

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