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#740 My pinky toenail split in half

Just this week, I got a call from an injured runner about a new problem. I’ve seen him before for some other issues, but in this case.

He said that he thought maybe he actually had an ingrown toenail on his pinky or that the toenail itself had split in half and it was bugging him a little bit.

I said “Well, send me a picture. I’ll take a look and see.”

My pinky toenail split in half. Is that a problem?

Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#722 3 Callus patterns show risk for Plantar Plate Sprain in runners

If you are a runner and you get pain in the ball of the foot, particularly at the base of the second toe right. It could be a plantar plate sprain.

Whenever I see a runner on webcam who has pain that sounds like a plantar plate sprain, the first thing I do is look for any callus pattern in the skin that suggests they have too much pressure and friction at that area that could injure the plantar plate ligament underneath the skin.

This episode will help you understand how certain callus patterns relate to some basic foot mechanics when you’re trying to figure out what is causing your ball of foot pain.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about three callus patterns I often see that can suggest you have a risk for getting a plantar plate sprain if you are a runner.

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