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#848 Can a Cortisone injection as stop gap for plantar fasciitis in runner

I was just at the International Foot & Ankle foundation meeting in Lake Tahoe listening to a lecture given by a Professor of Biomechanics and Podiatric Medicine at Barry University.

He said that a cortisone injection can be used as a “stop gap treatment” in heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

The idea is that some runners may need pain relief sooner than would normally be expected. It is true that corticosteroid injections can reduce the inflammation in and around the plantar fascia and quickly reduce pain.

When I had “normal practice” with “normal patients,” I used to treat plantar fasciitis with corticosteroid injections pretty much daily.

But I almost never do plantar fascia cortisone injections now.

Can a corticosteroid injection serve as a stop gap for runners with heel pain?

That’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#830 What is the most important ingredient to a runner after a plantar plate sprain?

I often get nutrition questions from runners who have overtraining injuries involving tissues made of collagen like the plantar plate ligament.

At the heart of these questions is what is the most important ingredient to add in their diet to speed recovery.

In this episode we are briefly discussing the key ingredients your body needs to repair collagen. If you are missing these, you might have a slower repair process if you have a partial tear of the plantar plate ligament itself.

What is the most important ingredient to a runner after a plantar plate sprain?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#809 Best way to avoid 2nd tear in the plantar fascia

If you have a tear in the plantar fascia, you probably know what a frustrating injury it can be. If you think it’s better, and you’re going to start running, one of your big questions is probably,

“How do I avoid a second tear in the plantar fascia?”

That’s a great question and that’s what we’re talking about today in the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#805 Is it a big deal if I run with a partially torn plantar fascia?

One of the problems with the plantar fascia is that you may think you have plantar fasciitis, but eventually you find out that it was not really fasciitis at all.

It’s actually a partially torn plantar fascia ligament. That can be a problem since it is the largest ligament in your foot.

When somebody says:

“Can I run with a small tear in the plantar fascia?”

I say that depends.

Is it a big deal if I run with a torn plantar fascia?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#736 Is there always bruising with a plantar fascia partial rupture in a runner?

You’re out on a run, and you suddenly start having extremely sharp heel pain.

You think it’s plantar fasciitis.

But when you look at your foot, you see a huge bruise.

That’s not plantar fasciitis. That’s where you ripped something.

Is there always bruising with a partial rupture or a tear in the plantar fascia?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#707 When is plantar fascia surgery necessary for runners?

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.

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#652 I think I tore my plantar fascia. Can I run this weekend?

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.

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#477 Is a cortisone injection malpractice if it causes a plantar fascia rupture in a runner?

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.

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#475 Should I get an MRI of healing plantar fascia tear before I start running?

This is a great question I got from a runner during a recent telemedicine visit and this was a runner who actually called me for a second opinion because she had a tear in the plantar fascia.
She felt like it was healing, and she wanted to get back to running. She was really hoping to get some kind of real positive affirmation or confirmation that she was okay to run and wanted to know whether or not she should get a repeat of the MRI that she had previously that actually discovered she had a partial tear in the plantar fascia and not just plantar fasciitis.
Now, this is a great question and it’s a completely reasonable one. In fact, I just discussed this with doctors last week at the International Foot and Ankle Foundation meeting, where I was actually lecturing on runner’s heel pain.
Should I get an MRI of my healing plantar fascia tear before I start running? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#472 MRI vs Ultrasound which is better for Plantar Fasciosis or Partial Rupture

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?

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