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#726 3 Best signs heel pain is NOT plantar fasciitis

There are three key indications that tell me that somebody may not have plantar fasciitis, but probably have something else.

If you think you have plantar fasciitis, you may have a different form of runner’s heel pain. Treating the wrong condition will not get you back to running. Understanding the ways plantar fasciitis shows up can help you make sure you don’t have something else causing your heel pain.

What are the three best signs that your heel pain is not Plantar fasciitis?

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

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#418 My foot x-ray was negative. Could it still be broken?

This episode comes from a podcast listener who is training for the High Lonesome 100 mile race.

Kate wrote in to ask:

I rolled my foot at my child’s field day. I heard a crunch and immediately saw swelling and discoloration on the lateral midfoot area of my left foot. An x-ray was negative. A week later there is no change. I have not run but it is not healing. Could it be broken?

That’s a great question and that’s what we are talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast!

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#209 How to tell a bruise under the toenail from toenail fungus

Runners often get dark discoloration in the toenails. That discoloring can happen after long runs, trail runs, wearing ill-fitting running shoes or trauma.

The question is whether or not the dark brown, blue or black area in the toenail is just a bruise or something more ominous. 

If you get a bruise under the toenail, it will gradually get better.

If you get toenail fungus, it will gradually get worse.

Today on the Doc On the Run podcast we’re talking about how a runner can tell a bruise under the toenail from toenail fungus.

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