Just this week, I got a call from an injured runner about a new problem. I’ve seen him before for some other issues, but in this case.
He said that he thought maybe he actually had an ingrown toenail on his pinky or that the toenail itself had split in half and it was bugging him a little bit.
I said “Well, send me a picture. I’ll take a look and see.”
My pinky toenail split in half. Is that a problem?
Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
Today’s episode comes from a YouTube viewer named John, who wrote in with a question about nerve pain vs. peroneal tendon pain.
He said ”I’m experiencing discomfort in my fifth metatarsal/peroneal tendon below the ankle. There is no swelling. However, upon hamstring stretch, especially in a downward dog position, this area feels like it’s on fire. The fact that I cannot do downward dog right now, with my right heel down. I’m starting to think this may be a nerve. It’s been hurting for about 10 days.”
Could peroneal tendon pain really be a nerve problem?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
When you get an injury to a bone like a metatarsal stress fracture, you can develop a thing called a “bone callus.”
You might even see it as a lump visible on the x-ray in your doctors office.
Whether the lump is made up of hard bone, fibrocartilage or something in between, it may help you to understand the significance of that lump in your foot.
When the bone callous appears, and the size of the bone callous itself, can tell your whole lot about your progression of healing, and whether or not you might get other problems in the future.
What is a bone callus in a metatarsal stress fracture? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On the Run Podcast!View Details »
What would be worse than not being able to run because you had foot pain that didn’t get better for a year or two?
I know one thing that would be worse… Having foot surgery to treat a problem that was not actually even located in the foot.
Think about that. You had pain in your foot for two years. Then some doctor convinces you to have surgery, only to find out there was no problem with the tendon.
You stop running. You have surgery. You wait for your stitches to heal. You have to stay off your feet until the incision is all healed.
And your foot pain does not change at all.
Sounds crazy, but this can happen. And it’s most likely to occur when you have something called referred pain. The pain in your foot might be actually caused by nerve compression deep to your glues maximus…that’ right…in your butt.
Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast we are talking about foot pain that is truly a pain in the butt!View Details »