I was just on a call with a runner who has had this condition called “hallux rigidus.” and it’s where your big toe joint starts to get stiff, becomes rigid, and it doesn’t move as much.
Hallux rigidus is a progressive condition, especially if you continue to irritate the joint. You can damage the joint cartilage. The stiffer the big toe joint gets, the more pressure on the cartilage when the big toe is trying to fight that stiffness. Sometimes that movement hurts.
He was asking me about the options on different injections.
What are the risks between an injection like a PRP or platelet rich plasma injection versus something like a cortisone injection when you have hallux rigidus?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
If you have pain at the bottom of the big toe joint, up along the arch, just above the plantar fascia, you may have been told that you have this thing called FHL tenosynovitis. “Tenosynovitis” just means that you have inflammation of the tendon sheath or tube that carries the flexor tendon down to your big toe. It helps you pull your big toe down when you push off while running. When the tendon sheath gets inflamed, it can be painful. If you have tenosynovitis, your doctor may recommend a cortisone injection, or a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection. So what’s the difference between these two injections and why would you want one versus another? Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about FHL tenosynovitis injections, corticosteroids versus PRP injection.View Details »
Today’s episode comes from a runner who was having some weird aches and pains when running. One doctor suspected he might have a thing called a “tarsal coalition.” A tarsal coalition is an abnormal union or connection between two bones. He was even told me might need surgery to remove the tarsal coalition. He asked me whether or not an injection, like a stem cell injection, might actually help a tarsal coalition. You have to think about the runner’s goals, and we expect different injections will actually do to figure out which is best for you. Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about two opposite ways injections could help a tarsal coalition in a runner.View Details »