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#412 Runner with a stress fracture that was never broken

How is it that a runner can actually have a stress fracture that was never even broken in the first place?

Well, this is a real-world situation that I had with a runner who called me for a second opinion.

It was a runner who thought he had a stress fracture, who even had an MRI that showed a stress fracture. The doctor said it was a stress fracture. But it wasn’t actually a stress fracture at all.

Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about a runner with a stress fracture that was never broken.

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#411 Why I do not tell runners whether or not they can run over social media

The number one question I get on social media from runners, whether it’s a direct message or an email, or even a comment on a YouTube video is:

“My doctor said I can’t run. Is it okay for me to run my race this weekend?”

And I’ll always scratch my head a little bit and wonder, “Does this person really think it makes sense to ask a complete stranger, who has absolutely no idea about what’s going on with them, whether or not it’s okay for them to run, particularly when their doctor told them to not run?”

Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about why I don’t tell runners whether or not they can run over social media.

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#292 Coronavirus lockdown unless you are a runner

Yesterday I was looking at the latest news story about the coronavirus lockdown in Italy. Strict lockdown.

Don’t go out of your house.

Government orders.

And the representative image in the news story showed a street scene of beautiful Italian architecture in Florence Italy.

There was only one person on the street. And that person was a runner, who was running.

So while we are afraid to go to the grocery store, or that someone might cough on us while we’re getting gas, we all want to go out for run. Even under the threat of personal harm or imprisonment…we want to run.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the coronavirus and how it has you on lockdown, unless you’re a runner.

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