One of the questions I got in the Runners Aid Station was:
“Do I really need a fracture walking boot?”
This is a runner who went to the doctor, and was told, “You have extensor tenosynovitis. The best way to get it to calm down is to remove the inflammation and stop aggravating the tendons.”
If you get aching pain on the top of your foot, it might be caused by an irritated extensor tendon sheath (which is the little tube around the extensor tendons as it goes out to the toes on the top of the foot). If so, you might be thinking you need something drastic to stop the tendons from moving so it can calm down.
Do I need a fracture walking boot for extensor tenosynovitis?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today, on the Doc On The Run podcast.View Details »
If you get pain on the top of the foot when you’re running you might discover you have a painful condition called extensor tenosynovitis.
“Tenosynovitis” just means you have irritation and inflammation within the tendon sheath, or the little tube that surrounds the extensor tendons that fan out toward the toes on the top of the foot.
There are really 2 keys to calming the tendon sheath. You have to decrease the inflammation with the tendon sheath. But you also have to stop irritating the swollen tissue inside the tendon sheath. The easiest way to stop that irritation when you run is to stop putting pressure right on that irritated spot.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how to lace your running shoes when you have extensor tenosynovitis.View Details »
What are the three best ways to diagnose extensor tenosynovitis in runners? Well, it’s pretty simple. They’re really three ways that I think are effective and they can work, all of them. It’s not necessarily true that one is better than another, but they all three can work. Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about something really simple, it’s the three best methods for diagnosing extensor tenosynovitis in runners.View Details »
Extensor tenosynovitis is one of the running injuries doctors don’t often talk about simply because it’s a relatively rare condition.
But extensor tenosynovitis can be really painful when running.
Sometimes it’s actually misdiagnosed as a stress fracture, both by doctors or by the runners themselves.
Any misdiagnosis can force you to take time off of running unnecessarily.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about three foot types that are prone to extensor tenosynovitis.View Details »
Earlier today I was talking with a runner who felt some pain in her foot during a run yesterday. So she got worried she might have a metatarsal stress fracture in her foot. So she booked a consultation call and we had a discussion on the phone about the possibilities.
Here is what she asked:
“I had an aching pain for a few steps during my run today is that a stress fracture? The aching pain was on the top of my foot for a few steps today…I want to know if it could be a stress fracture?”
So I thought it might be useful to talk about some of the questions I asked her to help figure out whether or not her foot pain might actually be a metatarsal stress fracture, or something else.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast were talking about questions that make a stress fracture more, or less likely in a runner.View Details »
A metatarsal stress fracture, is probably one of the most common running injuries that you could get when you’re training for a long distance event like a marathon, or an ultra marathon or if you’re relatively new to running.
But the problem, of course, is that not all running injuries that seem like stress fractures are actually stress fractures.
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about the top 3 conditions misdiagnosed as a stress fracture in a runner.View Details »
Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about Extensor Tenosynovitis. Extensor Tenosynovitis The first thing is what exactly does that mean? All these medical terms you hear like extensor tenosynovitis, they all sound very long and they sound very technical or important but I think that’s because […]View Details »