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#279 Everything in medicine is bad for runners

Doctors sometimes prescribe treatments than can be bad for runners.

If wear a fracture walking boot, your muscles get weaker, your tendons and ligaments get stiffer, your bones start to lose calcium.

If you take ibuprofen during a race you can get gastrointestinal upset that complete wrecks your nutrition plan. In the the worst cases you could even get kidney failure.

If you break a bone and a doctor puts a cast on your leg you could get “cast disease.”

Even an adhesive bandage can cause trouble. 

Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how everything in medicine is bad for runners.

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