A doctor at a medical conference asked me a great question!
I was giving a lecture at the International Foot and Ankle Foundation meeting in Hawaii on runners heel pain, specifically about the, what we call the differential diagnosis or the things that can cause runners heel pain.
In that talk I was also teaching about the differences in treatments between runners like us, and non-runner patients with heel pain.
At the end of that lecture a doctor wanted to know which kind of imaging study was better for a runner with a suspected small tear in the plantar fascia ligament.
Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about MRI vs Ultrasound. Which is better for Plantar Fasciosis or Partial Rupture in a runner?View Details »
This episode comes from a question sent in by an injured runner who was listening to the Doc On The Run Podcast.
“I am 30 with medium arches. No prior injuries. 7 months ago I began having left med ankle pain at the calcaneal insertion.
MRI confirmed a plantar fascia rupture of med cord. I was told to just ice and stretch.
I have a distal 4th fracture on the right. Both feet at once?!
What should I do? It hurts!”
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about what a runner should do when you have a rupture of the plantar fascia and metatarsal stress fractures.
A partial rupture of the plantar fascia can be a truly debilitating injury for a runner.
It’s much worse than plantar fasciitis. You take time off. It starts feel better. Then you run and it starts to feel worse again.
Because it can be so frustrating it becomes very easy to convince yourself that you need surgery.
In fact I was just having a conversation with an athlete who started to talk himself into surgery, even though he has absolutely no desire to have surgery one the plantar fascia.
His story highlights how easy it is to become frustrated, and how to overthink a mild setback in your recovery.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast were talking about how a runner with a plantar fascia rupture talks himself into surgeryView Details »
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the standard routine for healing a partial tear of the plantar fascia in a runner. Today’s episode comes from a question who was sent in by a runner who wrote in and said, “I’m struggling with a partial tear going on six months of […]View Details »
Plantar fasciitis is by far the most common cause of arch pain in runners.
Not surprisingly, most runners who get heel pain or arch pain think they have plantar fasciitis.
But sometimes runners have a more serious injury where there is actually a rip, a tear or what doctors referred to as a partial rupture of the plantar fascia ligament.
The problem with this more serious injury is that it doesn’t get better with the same treatments that will help plantar fasciitis.
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about the top 3 clues of a plantar fascia rupture in a runner.View Details »