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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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#773 Top 3 Mistakes Runners make with plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of foot pain that might keep you from running.

But some treatments that help “normal” patients may cause lingering trouble in runners.

It seems like most of the runners who call me for help have made at least one, if not two of the three biggest mistakes runners can make with plantar fasciits.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about the top three mistakes runners make with plantar fasciitis.

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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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#726 3 Best signs heel pain is NOT plantar fasciitis

There are three key indications that tell me that somebody may not have plantar fasciitis, but probably have something else.

If you think you have plantar fasciitis, you may have a different form of runner’s heel pain. Treating the wrong condition will not get you back to running. Understanding the ways plantar fasciitis shows up can help you make sure you don’t have something else causing your heel pain.

What are the three best signs that your heel pain is not Plantar fasciitis?

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

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#631 How can a runner tell a heel bone stress fracture from plantar fasciitis

I just did a consultation call with an injured runner who had a really interesting history with his heel pain. There was some concern that he might actually have a calcaneal stress fracture and not a plantar fascia issue.

In case you don’t know, “calcaneal stress fracture” is just the medical term for a stress fracture in the heel bone.

The heel bone is the largest bone in your foot, and runners can sometimes develop a stress fracture in the heel bone.

They are relatively rare, but there are a couple of ways that you can get these stress fractures.

The good news is calcaneal stress fractures heal pretty quickly. But if you have one, you really don’t want to run on it.

How can a runner tell a heel bone stress fracture from plantar fasciitis?

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

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#595 2 reasons stretching the plantar fascia is bad for runners

Yesterday, I saw a runner who has plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common condition affecting the foot in runners.

When a runner gets plantar fasciitis, it is often because the plantar fascia ligament is too tight. The tight ligament becomes overstretched and strained. Heel pain is the result.

Since it is safe to assume that the plantar fascia ligament on the bottom of the foot is just way too tight, you may want to stretch it. But with every potential treatment comes risk.

Stretching the plantar fascia can be risky and has the potential to cause more trouble for a couple of reasons.

Today, on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about two reasons that stretching the plantar fascia can be bad for runners.

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#558 Where to run with plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and it’s also one of the most common reasons people actually go to the podiatrist. The fastest way to get it to calm down is to reduce the stress and strain to the plantar fascia ligament so that it’ll actually heal. So if you’re going to try to run, you have to do something to reduce the stress and strain to the plantar fascia ligament, while you’re running. Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about where to run when you have plantar fasciitis.

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#537 Runner’s heel pain that might be plantar fasciitis or insertional Achilles tendinitis

Today’s episode actually comes from something I read in one of the running forums where someone actually was saying that they were confused. They had been to see a couple of different doctors and had a couple of different recommendations because they had heel pain. The heel pain was in a little bit of an unusual area, the heel pain wasn’t exactly on the bottom, the heel pain wasn’t exactly on the back and it was sort of in the middle, right at the back of the heel where it curves around and they wanted to know what to do. Is it plantar fasciitis or insertional Achilles tendonitis? That’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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