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#850 Medial calcaneal neuritis vs Baxter’s neuritis in runners with heel pain

If you’re a runner with heel pain you may think you have plantar fasciitis. But if it is not getting better, your heel pain may be caused by “neuritis.”

I was just giving a lecture to a group of physicians getting their continuing medical education credits at the International foot Medical Foundation medical conference in Lake Tahoe.

I was giving a lecture called “When Heel Pain is NOT Plantar Fasciitis in Runners.” One of the conditions I was talking about was “medial calcaneal neuritis.”

One of the doctors in the audience asked a really great question…

He said, “I see a lot of people that have Baxter’s neuritis, and it’s down on the bottom of the heel it’s plantar , it’s not on the side of the heel, it’s not medial neuritis, it’s different. What would you do to tell the difference between these two conditions in a runner, given the circumstances you just explained in the talk?”

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about medial calcaneal neuritis versus Baxter’s neuritis in a runner.

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#537 Runner’s heel pain that might be plantar fasciitis or insertional Achilles tendinitis

Today’s episode actually comes from something I read in one of the running forums where someone actually was saying that they were confused. They had been to see a couple of different doctors and had a couple of different recommendations because they had heel pain. The heel pain was in a little bit of an unusual area, the heel pain wasn’t exactly on the bottom, the heel pain wasn’t exactly on the back and it was sort of in the middle, right at the back of the heel where it curves around and they wanted to know what to do. Is it plantar fasciitis or insertional Achilles tendonitis? That’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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#473 Heel neuritis doctor did alcohol injection with ultrasound is it a scam?

This episode actually comes from a question I got during the live question and answer period at the end of a talk I was giving at the International Foot and Ankle Foundation meeting in Hawaii.

The question was about one of the conditions that can often be misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis, and that’s a condition called medial calcaneal neuritis.
With this condition a nerve on the inside of the heel becomes inflamed and painful.
In short, the patient had alcohol injection under ultrasound guidance by another doctor, but the condition dod not get any better.
The question from the doctor in the audience was basically asking me what my opinion about that procedure using ultrasound.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about heel neuritis in a situation where a doctor did an alcohol injection with ultrasound and another doctor wanted to know if that was a scam.

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