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#882 Did I tear my fascia after plantar fascia surgery?

I got a comment from a runner who posted this question on one of the YouTube videos on the Doc On The Run YouTube channel.

He says he had plantar fascia surgery just over 3 months ago.

He said that following the operation, he followed all of the surgeons post-operative instructions “to a tee.”

He was feeling great, until he started developing a small pain at the back of the arch right where the heel starts.

He said:

“My whole arch is in pain. Do you think I could have a torn plantar fascia? It was tolerable but in hindsight this has not been ignored.”

Did I tear my fascia after plantar fasciitis surgery?

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

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#868 Is plantar fascia really a ligament?

This episode comes from a question posted by one of the Doc On The Run YouTube viewers as a comment on the video “Where to run with plantar fasciitis.”

In the video, I was trying to explain which surfaces can help you the most when you’re trying to run with plantar fasciitis. The only way to do that is to make sure you are decreasing the stress and strain on the plantar fascia ligament.

But the question was…

Is the plantar fascia really a ligament?

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

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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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#810 Can EPFR get me back to running?

Every runner who has heel pain wants it fixed.

A lot of us think about this in the way that we fix automobiles. The alternator goes out in your car, you go get a new one put in. Your battery dies, you go get a new battery. But your foot doesn’t work this way. So unfortunately, when you have surgery, you’re trading one problem for another.

I have done endoscopic plantar fascia release surgeries, but not on any runners for more than a decade. Why do you think that is?

Can an endoscopic plantar fascia release surgery get me back to running faster?

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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#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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#734 It’s not plantar fasciitis if you call for a ride instead of finishing your run

Today I was on a call with an injured runner who was told she had plantar fasciitis.

She was confused and she started doing some research. She enrolled in the Runner’s Heel Pain Course because she was trying to figure out why her “diagnosis” didn’t seem to match her gut instinct.

She suspected her diagnosis was wrong.

If you have heel pain, and you call for a ride instead of finishing your run, it’s not plantar fasciitis.

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

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#730 Top 5 reasons Runner’s Heel Pain doesn’t get better

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions that affects runners.

In fact, foot pain consistent with plantar fasciitis accounts for about 40% of all visits to the podiatrists in the United States each year.

Unfortunately, just because you think that you have plantar fasciitis, and you started doing some simple things to treat it, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to get better.

If you are a runner, and you think you have plantar fasciitis, you must realize there are some avoidable mistakes you could make when trying to self-treat runner’s heel pain.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the top five reasons runners heel pain doesn’t get better.

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