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#476 Can I run with arthritis in my ankle?

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.

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#433 What is a posterior process talus 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.

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#366 What is an osteochondral defect in a runner?

A few minutes ago I was on a second opinion telemedicine cal with runner who was told he had an MRI showing an “osteochondral defect.”
The doctor told him to stop running.
If a joint surface gets damage, you may develop a little soft-spot called an “osteochondral defect.”
Just because you have an osteochondral defect, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop running, but you do need to figure out whether or not it’s actually a problem that could get worse if you don’t address it.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about osteochondral defects in runners.

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