Today’s episode comes from a YouTube viewer named John, who wrote in with a question about nerve pain vs. peroneal tendon pain.
He said ”I’m experiencing discomfort in my fifth metatarsal/peroneal tendon below the ankle. There is no swelling. However, upon hamstring stretch, especially in a downward dog position, this area feels like it’s on fire. The fact that I cannot do downward dog right now, with my right heel down. I’m starting to think this may be a nerve. It’s been hurting for about 10 days.”
Could peroneal tendon pain really be a nerve problem?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
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.View Details »
If you over-stretch any nerve it can become inflamed and painful.
If you roll your ankle on a trail you can get a condition called traction neuritis.
Most of the time when I am on a telemedicine or second opinion call with a runner with traction neuritis, they have been misdiagnosed with some other condition.
If you understand how to tell the difference, you can understand how to get back to running sooner.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about traction neuritis in a runner and what it really means.