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#476 Can I run with arthritis in my ankle?

I got a call from a runner who has a really interesting situation.

He’s been doing lots of running, but he’s been getting pain in his ankle whenever he runs.

He gets a little bit of swelling in the ankle at the end of the day.

But when he wakes up, the swelling in the ankle is completely gone.

The ankle swelling is completely resolved and he seems fine the next morning.

So his question was, “Can I run with arthritis in my ankle?”

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

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#236 Should I just try a more aggressive treatment for my Achilles tendon?

Today was on a consultation call with a runner who is had a long history of Achilles tendon problems.

She’s recently tried some new things that made an improvement.

But the problem is she’s not really certain the improvement is from the new treatments she’s been doing. Because she simultaneously decreased her activity a bit.

So now she’s in this place where she is trying to figure out what to do next.

Should she continue with some simple conservative treatments that aren’t very risky?

Or should she try to just do something riskier to try to get it to finally heal, or heal faster?

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about or not a runner should try a more aggressive treatment for an aching Achilles tendon.

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