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 »
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.
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.
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 »