If you’re a runner with plantar fasciitis, you probably have heel pain when you get up and step out of bed.
If that’s gone on for months, you tried icing, you’ve tried stretching, and you’ve become frustrated, it starts to become pretty easy for your doctor to talk you into surgery.
If you’ve had plantar fasciitis for a long time and your doctor is trying to convince you need surgery, you should listen up!
When is plantar fascia surgery really necessary for runners?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
I got a call recently from a runner with a torn plantar fascia. It was a unique situation, but truthfully really not that rare.
Any time you have an injury and you want to run, you have to make some really important key decisions, based on only a few important factors.
This case will be instructive in helping you figure out how you can make that decision, and decide if (and when) it might be safe for you to run.
If you just had an injury, but you have a really important event you want to run, you gotta check out this episode!
“I think I tore my plantar fascia. Can I run this weekend?”
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 recently got a great question from a runner who was calling me for a second opinion during a telemedicine visit.
She wanted to run but had a partial rupture in the plantar fascia.
When we were talking about her history, she told me that she had had a couple of corticosteroid injections (or cortisone) injections for the plantar fascia when she had plantar fasciitis.
Is a cortisone injection malpractice if it causes a plantar fascia rupture in a runner? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc on the Run podcast.View Details »
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 »