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#854 Calcaneal stress fracture in runners good news bad news

If you’re out on a run, and you have heel pain that suddenly hurts a lot, you may have a calcaneal stress fracture, especially if you see bruising and swelling.

If you go see a doctor, they take an x-ray, and they don’t see anything at all but they squeeze your heel and it hurts. The suspicion goes up.

If your doctor gets an MRI that shows a calcaneal stress fracture, the doctor is probably going to tell you, “you can’t do anything until the stress fracture heels.”

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about calcaneal stress fractures in runners and I have some good news and some bad news.

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#410 Top 5 Heel Pain Takeaways from IFAF Sonoma

This episode comes from a medical conference last week.

I was asked to give a couple of different lectures on running injuries at the International Foot and Ankle Foundation meeting in Sonoma, California.

One of the sessions was about runner’s heel pain and the differences between normal everyday patients and runners.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the top five differences between normal patients with heel pain and runners.

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#399 Aching pain in heels from standing desk during pandemic

I just did a telemedicine call with a runner who had a very interesting complaint. This was heel pain and heel pain in itself is not really interesting, because most of the people who get heel pain have plantar fasciitis, but this was one of those cases where somebody had heel pain that was not plantar fasciitis, and was definitely something else.
I actually had this exact same problem myself during the last year. I work at a standing desk, I record podcasts at a standing desk, I do Zoom calls with all kinds of people, all kinds of different meetings.
Most people who get plantar fasciitis, or bursitis, or a partial rupture of the plantar fascia, or even a stress fracture in the heel bone, they generally get it only in one foot, but this pain was pretty much the same in both feet.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about aching pain in the heels from standing at a desk during the pandemic.

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#391 Heel bone repositioning to run with plantar fasciitis

On this episode, we’re just giving you a quick tip on how you can actually reduce some of the stress and strain on the plantar fascial ligament when you have plantar fasciitis and you want to keep running.Now everybody knows, if you stop running you’re going to lose your running fitness. That’s not really confusing. That’s not hard to understand. But what you really need to understand is that plantar fasciitis is not really self-limiting. It does not miraculously go away like a cold virus. It hangs around if you continue to aggravate it because the stress and strain to the plantar fascia that makes it irritable and causes this condition called plantar fasciitis, is a consequence of excess stress and strain. Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about repositioning your heel bone so you can run with plantar fasciitis.

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#253 What is the standard routine for a partial tear of the plantar fascia?

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the standard routine for healing a partial tear of the plantar fascia in a runner. Today’s episode comes from a question who was sent in by a runner who wrote in and said, “I’m struggling with a partial tear going on six months of […]

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