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#585 How can a diagnostic injection help heal an ankle sprain?

Let’s say you are out running on a trail and you catch a root and you roll your ankle.

You limp back home and you realize that your ankle is all swollen. It is bruised, it hurts and you’re really bummed out.

You are trying to figure out what you can do to get this thing to calm down faster and get back to running. Well, there are lots of different options.

How can a diagnostic injection help an ankle sprain?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc on the Run podcast.

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#483 What is a subtalar joint sprain in a runner?

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.

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#364 What is traction neuritis?

If you over-stretch any nerve it can become inflamed and painful.
If you roll your ankle on a trail you can get a condition called traction neuritis.
Most of the time when I am on a telemedicine or second opinion call with a runner with traction neuritis, they have been misdiagnosed with some other condition.
If you understand how to tell the difference, you can understand how to get back to running sooner.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about traction neuritis in a runner and what it really means.

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#358 What is snowboarders fracture?

Snowboarder’s fracture is a small fracture in your foot that is often misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain.

The injury occurs when you break a portion of the talus bone called the lateral process.

The lateral process of the talus sits at the outside of your foot and ankle.

If you break it when you roll your ankle running on a trail or stepping in a pothole while running on the road.

These fractures are much more common that previously taught. Not surprisingly, if you think you have an ankle sprain, but you really have a lateral process fracture, it won’t get better.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about what a snowboarders fracture really is.

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#326 3 mistakes runners make with ankle sprains

I was just on a telemedicine call with a patient. We were doing a webcam call and she had been running on a trail, rolled her ankle, and had a really bad ankle sprain.

Her ankle was black and blue, swollen, and really painful. She was having trouble walking. This is a really active runner who wants to get back to running as quickly as she can.

Running on trails is obviously a little more difficult and puts you at a little more risk of having another ankle sprain just because it’s an irregular, undulating, unpredictable surface.

So in my discussion with her, I realized that there are three major mistakes that runners often make when they roll an ankle running on a trail and want to get back to running after they heal.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about the three biggest mistakes runners make with ankle sprains.

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#287 3 causes of sinus tarsi syndrome in runners

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.

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#268 Long term effects of ankle sprains in runners

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.

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#199 How do trail runners get chronic ankle instability?

If you go to the doctor, and you tell the doctor that you run on trails, you’ve sprained your ankles before, and you seem to roll ankles frequently, the doctor will tell you that you are suffering from “chronic ankle instability.”

If your ankle just feels unstable when you’re on uneven ground, when you step on a root, or rock, or something, if your ankle sort of flips out from under you a little bit, it seems like you’re spraining your ankle (but it doesn’t even hurt), well that’s something that we call “chronic ankle instability.”

Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how trail runners get chronic ankle instability, and what you can do if you have it.

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