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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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#397 Is cortisone good or bad for hallux rigidus?

A question came up during a recent telemedicine visit I was doing with a runner who has hallux rigidus. He wanted to know whether or not it was a good idea or a bad idea to inject the big toe joint with cortisone to treat his hallux rigidus.

Everything in medicine, the doctor is basically looking at your circumstances, trying to figure out what you really want short-term and long-term, and then figuring out whether or not that treatment is actually appropriate and really best for you given your circumstances, given your condition, and your goals.

There is nothing that is risk-free in medicine. So when you have a cortisone injection in the big toe joint for hallux rigidus, what’s happening is you’re doing the corticosteroid injection to reduce the inflammation. It’s very effective at that. Corticosteroids, however, are also very effective at breaking up collagen bonds.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not cortisone injections are good or bad for hallux rigidus.

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