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#246 What makes a stress fracture high risk for a runner?

If you get a stress fracture your first question is probably whether not you can just keep running.

Before you can answer that question, you have to figure out whether or not the particular stress fracture you got as a consequence of over training is a high risk stress fracture or a low risk stress fracture.

If there’s a high risk your stress fracture is going to break, you may not want to run on it.

If there is a high risk your stress fracture just won’t heal if you run on it, and you probably want to back off.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about what makes a stress fracture high risk for a runner.

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#205 The risk free way to heal a metatarsal stress fracture and other unicorns.

A runner with a metatarsal stress fracture recently asked…

“Isn’t it true that a fracture walking boot and crutches is the risk-free way to heal a metatarsal stress fracture?”

Although I hope you won’t tell my daughter, there are no unicorns.

And there is no risk-free way to heal a metatarsal stress fracture.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how the risk free way to heal a metatarsal stress fracture and other unicorns.

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#182 The #1 Riskiest Running Activity

The harder you train during your big build blocks just before a marathon, the more risk you will sustain an over training injury. Because that’s when you are using harder.

The more activity you do when you are healing an injury, the more risk you will slow the healing process. Because you might stress the tissue too much.

But some activities inherently have a lot more risk than other activities.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about the #1 riskiest running activity.

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#171 Reduce your risk for injury and run the other way!

Remember, injuries aren’t caused by running too much!

Running injuries are caused by applying too much stress to specific structures like the fourth metatarsal bone, Achilles tendon, peroneal tendon or your posterior tibial tendon when you’re running on a slope or changing direction.

If you want to reduce the risk of getting over training injury, mix things up and run the other way.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about about why you should reduce your risk for injury and run the other way.

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#170 Slow may be your injury speed

Which is more likely to cause an injury….running fast, or running slow?

Explosive speed workouts can put you at risk of injury. Running at your limit can put you at risk of injury. But believe it or not, if you spend too much time running slow, you may actually increase your risk of an overtraining injury.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about about how slow may be your injury speed.

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#149 Running on a healing stress fracture is all about risk management

There’s risk with everything. There is risk with running with a stress fracture. There is risk with using a fracture walking boot when you get a metatarsus stress fracture. You’re actually going to be more at risk of other over-training injuries later. So there’s risk even with not running.

Today, on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about how running with a stress fracture is all about risk management.

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Should a Runner Ice to Treat Soreness?

 Subscribe: iTunes | Android Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about whether or not a runner should apply ice to treat soreness. Soreness I recently got a great question from a runner in San Francisco. “I just want to make sure that I’m not heading for an over training injury […]

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