This episode actually comes from a question I got during the live question and answer period at the end of a talk I was giving at the International Foot and Ankle Foundation meeting in Hawaii.
The question was about one of the conditions that can often be misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis, and that’s a condition called medial calcaneal neuritis.
With this condition a nerve on the inside of the heel becomes inflamed and painful.
In short, the patient had alcohol injection under ultrasound guidance by another doctor, but the condition dod not get any better.
The question from the doctor in the audience was basically asking me what my opinion about that procedure using ultrasound.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about heel neuritis in a situation where a doctor did an alcohol injection with ultrasound and another doctor wanted to know if that was a scam.View Details »
I got a question during a telemedicine second opinion consultation with a runner over webcam.
He was worried that he had some fat pad atrophy in his foot and was getting heel pain as a consequence of that.
The fat pad atrophying in itself does not cause pain, but since the plantar calcaneal fat pad that cushions your skin under the heel bone really does prevent the skin from getting squished. Well, yes, you can definitely get pain if your fat pad gets atrophied.
Does calcaneal fat pad atrophy cause pain when running?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.
Osteophytosis is a common finding on foot and ankle x-rays of runners. Bone spurs can form anywhere bone is irritated or otherwise aggravated by jamming, jarring motion.
Most often, osteophytosis is found in the heel, big toe joint and ankle joint.
The real is question is whether or not the osteophytosis a problem that needs to be removed, treated, or even prevented.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about osteophytosis in the foot and ankle in a runner.View Details »