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#739 When to add weight bearing exercise with stress reaction

Today’s episode comes from a YouTube viewer who posted a question,

“I have a low risk grade stress reaction in my posterior tibia. Interestingly, there is some research discussing the benefits of weight bearing bone building exercise once tolerated pain free, like hops jumps and step ups. Do you have any advice on when and how to integrate these types of exercises into a rehabilitation program?”

When is it okay to add weight bearing exercises when you’ve had a bone injury like a stress reaction?

That is what we are talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#731 Running allergy and injury recovery

Have you ever been to the doctor and heard this, “You must be allergic to running because you get injured every time you go running.”

A recovering runner and I were on a call talking about how she could get back to running and how to “just go for a run” without getting re-injured.

We were talking about this approach of getting her running fitness back now, and returning to running faster without just sitting around waiting.

She told me something I had never heard.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about running allergies and injury recovery.

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#727 3 ways runners lose fitness after an ankle sprain

The first thing any runner should do when you roll your ankle is protect the ankle from further injury. In fact, the algorithm doctors use to treat ankle sprains is P. R. I. C. E.

P stands for Protection, meaning don’t roll it again. Don’t make it worse. Then, Rest it. Ice it. Use Compression to keep it from swelling. Elevate it to get the fluid out if it’s really swollen.

So, what happens is, you’re a runner, you’re out on a trail and you roll your ankle. What happens if you don’t follow the PRICE method?

It just might take a whole lot longer before it gets better.

What are the most common three ways I see runners lose all their fitness after they get an ankle sprain?

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

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#724 Traumatic disappointment and delayed healing

I was just on a call with an interesting elite athlete, and he’s been injured.

He had one particular injury in his foot and then started having a completely different injury, as soon as that injury in his foot was starting to heal.

We were talking about how disappointment can lead to more and more setbacks.

The phrase he used struck me.

He said, “I think it might be traumatic disappointment.”

What is traumatic disappointment and what kind of effect can it have on delayed healing in an injured runner?

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

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#723 First step sit still and wait

Yesterday I called a recovering runner, just to check in and see how he was doing, because he had done the Fast Track Challenge 2 months ago.

He’s doing great. He has recovered and gotten past his injury.

He said he learned a lot in the Challenge and has applied it to his training.

He’s on track for running ultra-marathons this year. He has a coach. Training is in full swing with no limitation from the injury and got him into the Fast Track challenge.

Something he said on that call actually kind of shocked me.

I asked him, “Is there anything that you wish you could have done differently if you went back?”

He answered, “Yeah, I would have called you sooner for a consultation.”

If you ever run into injury many times, your first step is to sit still and wait. Sometimes that’s a problem and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#464 Healing Running Injuries is a Race Against Time

I was just doing a second opinion consultation over webcam with a runner who had an overtraining injury.
She was really worried that she could to lose all of her fitness while waiting to heal.
It is just not okay for a runner to sit and wait for weeks, or months, to heal an injury.
If you don’t exercise at all, you will lose your base of aerobic fitness, the neuromuscular connections that keep you coordinated and help you maintain good running form.
You start to lose it all at a very fast rate compared to how long it takes to build that running fitness.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how healing running injuries is a race a against time.

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#387 Maintaining running fitness is the injured runners main priority

When a runner gets an overtraining injury and goes to a doctor, the doctor’s only priority is healing the injured tissue. Most runners also think healing the injured tissue is the highest priority.
Healing is not really a problem. All tissue will heal eventually, if you reduce the stress and strain enough to allow healing. The problem is healing an overtraining injury can take weeks or months.
If you stop running and stop training for weeks or months, you’ll never get back to running at the same level again.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about why maintaining running fitness is the injured runners main priority.

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