When you get an injury to a bone like a metatarsal stress fracture, you can develop a thing called a “bone callus.”
You might even see it as a lump visible on the x-ray in your doctors office.
Whether the lump is made up of hard bone, fibrocartilage or something in between, it may help you to understand the significance of that lump in your foot.
When the bone callous appears, and the size of the bone callous itself, can tell your whole lot about your progression of healing, and whether or not you might get other problems in the future.
What is a bone callus in a metatarsal stress fracture? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On the Run Podcast!View Details »
Just today I was seeing a runner during a house call and he had a neuroma. So, understandably, he put a neuroma pad in his shoes.
When he was running, his neuroma suddenly got way worse!
I asked him what happened.
He said, “I moved it a little bit. I moved it from where you put it before and I thought it would take more pressure off, but I think it actually made it worse and it really flared it up.”
What happens if you run with a neuroma pad in the wrong place?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc on the Run podcast.View Details »
When you have two painful problems in different parts of the same foot, things can get complicated.
I recently had a call with an injured runner with a couple of different problems.
On the outside of his foot, between the third and fourth toes, he has a painful neuroma. The other problem is that he’s got bursitis. The inflamed bursa is in a completely different place, no where near the irritated nerve.
When a runner has two injuries, like a neuroma on one side of the foot and bursitis on the other side of the foot, which one is worse?
Which one should you pay attention to first?
Well, that’s a great question and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.View Details »
Let’s say you have this aching pain in the ball of your foot. You’ve been running and when you run, you get some sort of weird aching soreness in the ball of the foot. You just know it’s in the middle of the ball of the foot and it hurts more when you run and it hurts kind of after you run. Well, you go see a doctor. They look at you, they poke around, and they say, “I think you have a Morton’s neuroma.” Then later you figure out either because you got a second opinion, either or you sign up for the Plantar Plate Masterclass and went through those things and started self-diagnosing you figure out that you actually have a plantar plate sprain. You get really confused about why it is that someone would misdiagnose you with a neuroma. Can a plantar plate sprain be misdiagnosed as a Morton’s neuroma? Well, that’s a great question, and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.View Details »
I just got off a telemedicine call with a runner who wanted to know why she sometimes feel popping and clicking in the ball of the foot after she runs.
She saw a doctor and was diagnosed with a neuroma.
The doctor gave her some metatarsal pads, which made the neuroma feel better.
But she could not figure out why she seemed to only get this weird popping and clicking sensation after she went for long runs and hill repeats.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about why a neuroma will pop or click after you run.
I just got a call with a runner who had a question about neuroma treatment for somebody who likes to use minimalist shoes. And he had a really good question.
He said he went and saw another doctors who made a couple of recommendations, but he was a little concerned about the neuroma treatment options that were given to him.
Runners have to realize that runners are different. And I don’t think most runners should want to jump to a drastic neuroma treatment, especially not when the neuroma is first beginning.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about 3 Neuroma treatment considerations for minimalist runners.View Details »
A metatarsal stress fracture, is probably one of the most common running injuries that you could get when you’re training for a long distance event like a marathon, or an ultra marathon or if you’re relatively new to running.
But the problem, of course, is that not all running injuries that seem like stress fractures are actually stress fractures.
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about the top 3 conditions misdiagnosed as a stress fracture in a runner.View Details »
Two very common causes of foot pain in runners are neuroma and capsulitis. Some treatments help both conditions. But some treatments will only help one and not the other.
If you have pain in the ball of the foot when you run, you need to do do 3 things to heal quickly:
Aggressively do the things that help and avoid the things that slow your recovery.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about pain in the ball of the foot in runners and why the right diagnosis matter.View Details »