Today on Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about hallux rigidus shoe traits for runners. I recently got a question on one of the YouTube videos about hallux rigidus, and this guy, I really understand his situation. He was basically giving me a long description about how there aren’t good treatment options […]View Details »
You can work out now, or you can work out more later. Those are your two choices, and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc on the Run Podcast. I know when you sign up for a marathon, your coach gives you a really clear plan on what to do, and […]View Details »
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how the most important tibial stress fracture detail is location. In this episode, we’re talking about tibial stress fractures. Tibial stress fractures are often something you get diagnosed with when you thought you had maybe shin splints or ankle pain, or even […]View Details »
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking with Andrea, and she just ran the Tokyo Marathon in three hours and nine minutes. I know for most people, they’re going to think, “Wow, that’s really fast. That’s pretty impressive.” But what’s really impressive is that she actually did it with a […]View Details »
One of the worst questions you can ask any doctor is, “when can I run?”
Believe it or not, I get these questions every single day…from total strangers.
They get injured and go to the doctor. The doctor says, “You can’t run.” Then they will call me and ask, “When can I run?”
Why am I going to give you the magic answer, if I don’t even know you?
There is a better way.
The best questions that you can come up with are the ones that direct your doctor to start thinking about how to help you get back to running a whole lot faster.
If you got a running injury and you’re trying to figure out how to run and you go to the doctor, don’t ask them when you can run, ask them how you can run.
That’s what we’re talking about today on Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
An interesting runner called me for a second opinion. He had a couple of things going on that created a pretty confusing picture.
He had a plantar plate sprains (at least he was told he had plantar plate injuries) because his MRI showed evidence of injuries to the plantar plate ligaments of toes two, three, and four.
He also had some nerve type symptoms. But on the bottom of the foot, he also had this very interesting ridge of callus.
So what was REALLY causing all of his trouble when he ran?
Today, on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about a runner with a plantar plate injury and deep perineal neuritis.View Details »
I got a great question from a runner who wanted to start running on an Alter G Treadmill. What she said was:
“I’ve been getting out of the boot. I started running on an Alter G Treadmill, and everything’s been going great. I feel good. I feel like a million bucks because I’m finally moving again. Is it okay for me to run every day?”
What if you had a friend, who was not fit at all, who wanted to run a marathon? Imagine she wanted to do her very first marathon, and you were going to help her train? Would you tell her to run every single day?
Can I run every day on an Alter G Treadmill?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
Today’s question actually comes from Elizabeth who explained she rolled her ankle, and sustained a fracture of the fibula bone. She wanted to see if she could get some advice.
She said, “I’m a 27-year-old female. I twisted my ankle and I was rushed off for x-rays and discovered a spiral displaced fracture of my fibula in my ankle joint. I’m dying to get back on the road and going a bit stir crazy. It’s been 10 or 11 weeks post-break now. I want to know if I will do damage by starting to run in increments to gain back some fitness and cardiovascular fitness or if it’ll be okay.”
Can I run after a spiral fracture of the fibula?
Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
I was just on a call with a runner who has a plantar plate sprain. A plantar plate sprain is an injury to a very small ligament right at the base of the toe, usually the second toe, right where it attaches to the metatarsal at what we call the metatarsophalangeal joint.
That sprain typically causes aching in the ball of the foot.
These are tough injuries to get better.
I have had one myself, and when you get them, they’re really annoying.
It seems like they get better very, very slowly, but you can make them worse very, very quickly.
It’s really important when you get a plantar plate sprain to identify the one thing that caused the injury so you stop doing it.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re going to talk about my advice for a flat-footed runner who has a plantar plate injury that started from running on a treadmill.View Details »
One of the worst injuries you can get when you’re a runner is a plantar plate sprain. It’s a stretching, a straining, a tearing of this tiny little ligament at the ball of the foot called the plantar plate.
Every time I do a second opinion consultation over webcam for a runner with a suspected plantar plate sprain, I ask them to do one simple thing.
I want to look at the insert in their running shoe: “Go get it, right now, preferably one you’ve been running in for a long time, not a brand new one.”
Pull out the insert and let’s see what the wear pattern shows us.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how your running shoe insert can actually show whether or not you’re at risk of a plantar plate sprain.View Details »