Achilles tendon injury on one leg and a calf muscle strain on the other leg?
Talk about a bummer: 2-for-the-price-of-1 overtraining injuries! Yes, it is possible to get similar running injuries on opposite legs, at the same time.
Today I had a conversation with a runner who has developed both of these injuries from running. These are actually just opposite ends of the same biomechanical spectrum at work. During the call I was explaining to him how it can happen, and how he could make some simple changes to prevent it from happening again in the future.
How can running on the road cause Achilles tendinitis in one leg and calf strain on the other? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast!View Details »
One time at a medical conference, an expert lecturing on biomechanics said,
“When a runner develops Hallux Rigidus, he becomes a swimmer instead of a runner.”
Most of the doctors in the audience laughed.
I really didn’t think that was very funny. I actually have hallux rigidus myself, and it doesn’t disrupt my running.
It is true Hallux Rigidus can cause pain and swelling in the big toe joint. If you aren’t careful the joint can get destroyed.
If you understand a little bit about the mechanics of the joint, it may help you understand how to avoid the arthritis that can hamper your ability to run in the future.
How can pronation cause hallux rigidus in a runner?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.View Details »
If you are a runner and you have a weird aching pain, and you’re not really even sure if it’s in your foot or your ankle you may have a condition called sinus tarsi syndrome.
When a doctor tells you you developed a case of sinus tarsi syndrome That just means that you have irritated and inflamed the lining of the subtalar joint.
So of course as a runner suffering from this condition and trying to figure out what to do, so you don’t get it again, it may be helpful if you can understand the three common causes of sinus tarsi syndrome in runners.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about three causes of sinus tarsi syndrome in runners.View Details »