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#792 Reduce your risk of the #1 most common injury by 35%?

Just last week, I was giving a lecture at the International Foot and Ankle Foundation meeting in Hawaii. The lecture was on Conservative Management of Ankle Sprains in Runners Who Want to Run.

One of the worst things that can happen to a runner with an ankle sprain is that you can lose what we call proprioceptive ability. But that is preventable.

What would you do if I told you, you can reduce your risk of the number one most common musculoskeletal injury by 35%?

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

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#733 Doctors goal with fracture boot vs your goal with boot

If you want to run as soon as possible after an injury, you may need aggressive treatment like immobilization in a cast or a fracture walking boot.

When I lecture at medical conferences, I talk a lot about why I believe fracture walking boots are over-prescribed, overused and often used way too long in many injured runners for common overtraining injuries.

In talking to another runner the other day, I was thinking about the specific goals that are in conflict between you and your doctor.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about doctor’s goals when they give you a fracture walking boot versus your goals when you’re wearing a fracture walking boot and you’re a runner.

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#466 Procedure vs Process in Healing Faster

A little over a couple of weeks ago, I was working on my motorcycle, and I accidentally cut myself open.
Long story short…I let a middle school kid put the stitches in the wound.
In this episode we talk about how that turned out.
We also talk about how that story applies to running injury recovery.
Which is more important when you have surgery to heal a running injury?
Is the actual procedure done by the surgeon the most important?
Or is the process of injury recovery after the surgery more important?
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about procedure vs process in healing faster.

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#420 Best 3 ways to tell when to replace your running shoes

This morning I was interviewed as a guest expert on a television program for a health and fitness segment. We were talking about how running shoes are really your only piece of injury protection equipment as a runner.

The only thing between you and the ground is your running shoe. When you are training in them just a little bit too long, they start to get worn out.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the best three ways to tell when to replace your running shoes.

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#359 How running injuries compare to savings accounts

I am sure that you have heard your running buddies use an analogy:

“We just banked another long run.”

“We got another hard workout in the bank.”

All these efforts and investments in our training add up. They create this great store of energy for us. The accumulation of fitness is what prepares us for a marathon an Ironman, or an ultra-marathon.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about how running injuries are a lot like a savings account.

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#275 Injured Runners Must Learn or Earn to Recover

Every runner who is injured and has been told to stop running wants to get back to running as quickly as possible.

We all want a secret path to healing and a fast track to return to recovery.

When it comes to getting better after you get an over training injury there are really only two possibilities if you want to get back to running as quickly as possible. 

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how injured runners must learn or earn the knowledge and experience necessary to recover from an overtraining injury.

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#186 Periodization in recovery and healing running injuries

For most runners, when they’re training for a marathon training program, or an Ironman the period of growth is usually about three weeks.

You take a period where you are increasing your activity, then you back off and start increasing again from a lower point, to allow yourself to recover fully and decrease your risk of sustaining an overtraining injury.

You should do a similar thing when you are recovering from a running injury, but that period can be much shorter because your increases are happening during a period where you’re actually healing and recovering from a running injury.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about periodization in recovery and healing running injuries.

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Why you aren’t healing like a professional runner

 Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about why you aren’t healing like a professional runner. I actually did some research recently in preparation for a presentation I was going to be giving on running injuries at the International Foot & Ankle Foundation medical conference in Seattle. […]

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