I just saw a runner who sprained her ankle. It’s been about a month and she’s still having pain. Pain and swelling persisting a month later, are not good. There are a couple of reasons that that can happen.
Anytime doctors see persistent swelling and pain after an ankle injury, they become concerned there might be a fracture.
When should a runner who rolled an ankle be concerned that there might be a fracture like a lateral process fracture?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
Today’s episode actually comes from a question that is a real-world situation.
Should I take Lovenox after an ankle fracture? I broke my ankle. The doctor gave me a prescription. Should I take this thing or not? Is this appropriate for me?
This is actually a great question and it points out a couple of things I think are worth hearing.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you should take Lovenox after an ankle fracture.
A runner broke her ankle and foot in five places and had surgery. She wrote in and wanted to know if she might run again:
“I’m 34 years old. I had a bike accident 4 days ago. I broke my tibia bone at the medial malleolus, distal fibula bone, and metatarsal bones 2, 3, and 4. The surgery went well. I was a runner. I used to run 4 times a week. Is there any chance I can run again?”
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about what whether or not there is any chance you can run again after breaking five bones in your foot and ankle, and recovering from ankle fracture surgery.View Details »
I got an interesting question sent in from a runner, who said…
I fractured my left ankle. I have been in an Aircast ever since. So, should I continue with the Aircast for another three weeks or try out an ankle brace?
Obviously when you want to get back to running, you think the key is always to advance as quickly as possible from one stage to the next, and that is true.
You definitely want to try to advance as rapidly as possible.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about when a runner can use an ankle brace instead of an aircast when healing from an ankle fracture.View Details »