Ankle sprains are incredibly common in runners. Sprained ankles account for about 10% of all musculoskeletal injuries that show up in the Emergency Room. But there is another injury that can seem sort of like an ankle sprain, but doesn’t respond to treatment the same way. This sprain is not in the ankle. It is a sprain of the joint under the ankle…the subtalar joint. It’s called a Subtalar Joint Sprain. What is a subtalar joint sprain in a runner? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
I got a call from a runner who has a really interesting situation.
He’s been doing lots of running, but he’s been getting pain in his ankle whenever he runs.
He gets a little bit of swelling in the ankle at the end of the day.
But when he wakes up, the swelling in the ankle is completely gone.
The ankle swelling is completely resolved and he seems fine the next morning.
So his question was, “Can I run with arthritis in my ankle?”
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.
I just had a discussion with a runner during a telemedicine second opinion.
She rolled her ankle and went to the emergency room. They gave her a brace to stabilize the ankle and an ACE wrap to compress it.
She started some rehab exercises, and frankly she improved a lot.
But when she got back to running, she had intermittent pain in the back of her ankle.
This was not the same spot where she got the sprain.
She called because this pain has now been going on for a long time, and when she got an x-ray someone told her she might have a posterior process fracture of the talus.
She asked me, “What exactly is a posterior process fracture?”
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about posterior process fractures of the talus.View Details »
If you are a runner and you have a weird aching pain, and you’re not really even sure if it’s in your foot or your ankle you may have a condition called sinus tarsi syndrome.
When a doctor tells you you developed a case of sinus tarsi syndrome That just means that you have irritated and inflamed the lining of the subtalar joint.
So of course as a runner suffering from this condition and trying to figure out what to do, so you don’t get it again, it may be helpful if you can understand the three common causes of sinus tarsi syndrome in runners.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about three causes of sinus tarsi syndrome in runners.View Details »
Today’s question comes from Diane who was listening to the podcast and wrote in because she wanted to know more about the long-term effects of ankle sprains.
Ankle sprains frequently lead to two main problems.
Many runners mistakingly move their ankles too soon, and can wind up with chronic pain.
Many other runners fail to rehabilitate their ankle and can end up with chronic ankle instability.
Both of these common problems related to ankle sprains are completely preventable in runners.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the long term effects of ankle sprains in runners.View Details »