Today we’re talking about some of the x-ray changes that happen when you get hallux rigidus or hallux limitus.
If your doctor tells you the x-rays show hallux limitus…what does it mean?
We’re going to talk about these five things that you can see commonly on the x-rays when you have hallux rigidus.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about five changes on x-rays when you get hallux rigidus.View Details »
I know a lot of people are not even going to listen to this episode because I’m talking about stretching.
Many runners seem to recoil from the topic of stretching.
But if you get injured and you go to a physical therapist, you can take it to the bank that they are going to give you some stretching exercises to do.
Because stretching helps when you have tissue that is predisposed to injury because it’s too tight.
When you have that issue, you need to stretch that tissue.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how stretching is like a rest day, finite pain that pays off.View Details »
If you have pain in your foot under the big toe joint, the doctor might tell you that you have an issue with one of these two little bones called sesamoids.
Interestingly, some people have a sesamoid bone that is not broken, but looks like it broke apart.
If you understand how that happens, it may help you understand your x-rays and the doctor’s description of your condition.
Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about a broken sesamoid versus a bipartite sesamoid. What’s the difference?View Details »
Today’s topic comes from a longtime listener named Jenny. She wrote a really nice review that I wanted to share with you.
She said, “If you are a runner, you need to listen. What I love about Doc On The Run Podcasts is that each one covers one topic, is short, sharp, full of useful practical information that you can apply right away without having to go and do more reading or research.”
She also asked, “Would you consider doing an episode on return to running after an accident and how to overcome the fact that everyone tells you that you should not run, even when your surgeons and physios have said that it is safe for you to run and really good for you to exercise?”
Thank you Jenny! And yes, that is a great idea for a topic!
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how to overcome friends, telling you not to run after a traumatic accident.View Details »
If you get pain and swelling and discomfort particularly in and around the big toe joint, you may have a condition called hallux limitus or hallux rigidus.
Hallux limitus and hallux rigidus are both conditions that affect the big toe joint. It causes pain right where your big toe attaches to your foot.
Many runners with this condition don’t even understand the difference between hallux limitus and hallux rigidus.
There are really a few things that define the difference between these two conditions.
Understanding the differences may help you get clarity after a doctor visit.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about hallux rigidus versus hallux limitus. What’s the difference?View Details »
The problem is not that you have a stress fracture.
The problem is not that you have an Achilles tendonitis issue that is bugging you.
The problem is that you have been given advice that freaks you out and convinces you to do absolutely nothing while you wait to recover.
How do I know? Because I don’t help people get better from running injuries. Instead, I help injured runners figure out how to run.
That’s what I really do.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about why you need to focus on possibilities and not limits or obstacles when you’re an injured runner.View Details »
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.View Details »
I want you to really think about which decision might be missing in your process of running injury recovery right now.
Is it the decision to just go for it?
Is it the decision to start exercising today?
Is it the decision to sign up for some specific event that can get you motivated?
Is it the decision to get a second opinion?
Which decision is missing in your running injury recovery? That’s what we’re going to talk about today on the Doc on the Run Podcast.View Details »
I was just on a call with a runner suffering from a plantar plate sprain.
He had a great question:
Is inflammation really bad or is it good when you have a plantar plate sprain?
Physicians commonly prescribe anti-inflammatories. There are many approaches used by injured runners to manage inflammation, reduce inflammation, and hopefully make your foot feel better.
If inflammation is bad for the plantar plate ligament, part of your recovery plan should include some sort of anti-inflammatory treatment.
But if the inflammation is good for the plantar plate, you should not try to interfere with the inflammatory response.
Is inflammation good or bad for a plantar plate sprain?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.View Details »
Doubt comes from confusion. Confusion leads to paralysis when you’ve been injured and you don’t know what to do to maintain your running fitness.
Doctors tell you to sit still.
Pill pushers tell you to take medicine.
Gizmo peddlers tell you to buy expensive devices.
Many runners don’t really even know what they can do, other than rest.
If you are going to doubt anything when it comes to your running injury recovery, what you should doubt is the validity of sitting around doing nothing while waiting for healing.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how doubt does the most damage to a recovering runner.View Details »