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#508 Injury hackers are not normal

If you’ve got an overtraining injury, but you’re trying to figure out how to stay fit, a lot of people are going to think that you’re not normal. But if you ran 50 miles you are not normal. If you signed up for a marathon, you’re not normal. If you are a runner, you are not normal. Don’t think you will be told you’re normal when you are injured, in pain, but still working out. But that’s exactly what all the rapidly recovering injured runners do. I call them injury hackers. Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how injury hackers are not normal.

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#501 Worst way to tell a stress reaction from a stress fracture

I lecture at medical conferences about stress fractures, trying to teach physicians the difference between a stress response, a stress reaction, which is basically an irritated and inflamed metatarsal bone, and a stress fracture where there’s actually a crack that can cause real trouble. One of the questions doctors ask me is what’s the best way and the worst way to tell a stress reaction from a stress fracture, because it does make a difference. What is the worst way to tell a stress reaction from a stress fracture? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#497 Which running shoes show running form wear pattern best?

This question came up from somebody in the coaching groups who wanted to make sure that she wasn’t going to get re-injured. She wanted to know which running shoes she should use to reassess her pattern, and make sure that she’s working her way out of this compensation pattern, where she’s essentially limping because of this prior injury and that’s a really useful thing to do. Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about which running shoes show running form wear patterns best.

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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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#462 Think of injury recovery as an expanded rest day

I was just doing a second opinion consultation with a runner who was really stressed out.
She said, “I’m going to lose all my aerobic fitness. I’m going to get weaker. I’m going to get stiff or my running form is going to be terrible!”
There are some mental tricks you can use that will be very helpful anytime you get an over-training injury, whether it’s a stress fracture, Achilles tendonitis, or any injury.
If a doctor tells you, you have to rest and sit still, that can be stressful. But all runners have the tools to navigate it, whether you have ever been injured or not.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how you should think of your over-training injury recovery, as an extended rest day.

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#447 Running injuries can happen to everyone

There is NO over-training. There is ONLY under-recovering. You did not run too much. You made a mistake in the order of your workouts or the intensity of one workout or in the strategy you used to rebuild tissue.
That is EXACTLY the same mistake runners make when they get injured again after “healing” an injury.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re taking about running injuries can happen to everyone.

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#436 Ask better questions at the doctor for an overtraining injury

Today’s episode comes from a live Q&A. We hold these sessions for runners enrolled in the self-diagnosis courses, and those in group coaching sessions, who just want to make sure that they’re staying on track and getting back to running as quickly as possible.

We were talking about why injured runners should ask better questions.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how to ask better questions at the doctor, for an over-training injury.

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#427 Should I take ibuprofen for a plantar plate sprain?

The anti-inflammatory medications you can get over the counter at the pharmacy do a great job at decreasing musculoskeletal healing, but there is a little bit of a problem.

There’s some research that actually shows that some anti-inflammatories, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, may slow down healing of tendon to bone junctions.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about should I take ibuprofen when I have a plantar plate injury?

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#424 3 tips for finding a local expert on running injuries

Look, if you get injured, you’re going to need help and if you want to maintain your running fitness and you really want to get back to running as quickly as possible, sometimes you’ve got to talk to an expert.
I’m an expert on running entries. I do telemedicine visits, but telemedicine does not work for everything or everybody.
You don’t have to talk to me. You can find somebody else and there’s several ways to figure out whether or not that might be a good person.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about three tips for finding a local expert on running injuries.

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#421 Can I do calf raises with hallux rigidus?

This is a great question from one of the YouTube viewers.
Can I do calf raises with hallux rigidus?

He wanted to know whether or not calf raises might cause more damage to the big toe joint. He wants to make sure that condition does not get worse.

This runner wanted to know whether or not it was safe.

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

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