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#605 New running shoes made my bunion bigger

A runner called me and said, “I got some new running shoes and they made my bunions worse overnight. I think I need surgery now.”

The problem is that bunions do not typically get worse quickly.

Bunions get worse slowly because the bone is changing position.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about how it’s possible bunions could get worse from a new pair of shoes.

If you are a runner with bunions this is a situation you may want to understand.

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about how new running shoes might have made your bunion bigger.

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#572 How to lace running shoes with extensor tenosynovitis

If you get pain on the top of the foot when you’re running you might discover you have a painful condition called extensor tenosynovitis.

“Tenosynovitis” just means you have irritation and inflammation within the tendon sheath, or the little tube that surrounds the extensor tendons that fan out toward the toes on the top of the foot.

There are really 2 keys to calming the tendon sheath. You have to decrease the inflammation with the tendon sheath. But you also have to stop irritating the swollen tissue inside the tendon sheath. The easiest way to stop that irritation when you run is to stop putting pressure right on that irritated spot.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about how to lace your running shoes when you have extensor tenosynovitis.

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#557 4 Things you need for a running injury second opinion

I do lots of running injury second opinions and I do most of those over webcam. Sometimes I do them over phone, but webcam’s way better because I can see you, we can talk, I can show you some stuff on screen, share if I need to, and I can look at stuff that you have that might be really useful for me to help you figure out what’s going on. Whether you’re seeing me for a webcam visit or if you’re seeing your doctor in your neighborhood, there are four things that you really should make sure that you have together and that you take to get your most valuable running injury second opinion. Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the four things you need for a running injury second opinion.

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#521 Running fitness is transient

Yesterday I was giving a lecture at the International Foot & Ankle Foundation meeting in Lake Tahoe. The topic was on protocols for return to running after recovering from over training injuries. One of the most important points I was trying to make to the doctors in that session was that fitness is transient. Fitness is only present in the presence of growth. If you’re an injured runner this is terrible news. Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about why running fitness is transient.

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#509 How to tell tenosynovitis from neuritis in a runner

If you’re a runner with running pain on the top of the foot, it could be lots of different things. The actual diagnosis depends on what happened, what you did, and what it feels like now. There are a couple of really common things causing pain in the top of the foot in runners. Let’s talk about two common causes. It may be either a tendon or a nerve on the top of your foot. Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how a runner can tell tenosynovitis from neuritis in the top of the foot.

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#506 Can I run with Jones Fracture?

If you’ve been running and you started having pain on the outside of your foot and then you went to see a doctor who diagnosed you with a thing called a Jones fracture, you’re probably really worried right now and that would be reasonable because most of the time when you get a Jones fracture you might wind up in surgery. I think it’s important, if you’re considering whether or not you could run with a Jones fracture, you really have to think about what a Jones fracture is, where it’s located, why it’s so scary, and what you can do about it. The first thing is, of course, what is a Jones fracture exactly? Can I run with a Jones fracture? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#497 Which running shoes show running form wear pattern best?

This question came up from somebody in the coaching groups who wanted to make sure that she wasn’t going to get re-injured. She wanted to know which running shoes she should use to reassess her pattern, and make sure that she’s working her way out of this compensation pattern, where she’s essentially limping because of this prior injury and that’s a really useful thing to do. Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about which running shoes show running form wear patterns best.

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#469 Is it better to go barefoot with a stress fracture?

This episode comes from a question from a runner I saw in person during a second opinion house call.
She had a metatarsal stress fracture and felt like it was more comfortable when she was barefoot.
The more you can reduce the stress and strain to the injured metatarsal bone and the healing stress fracture the faster it will heal.
The types of shoes you wear during the recovery can change those stresses for better or worse depending upon which shoes you are wearing.
You need to focus on protecting and healing that metatarsal stress fracture if you want to get back to running as fast as possible.
Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about whether or not it is better to go barefoot with a stress fracture.

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#460 Never listen to a coach wearing clown shoes

This episode actually comes from a YouTube comment. This runner saw an image from when I was running a 50 mile trail race wearing Hoka trail running shoes.

He said, “I would never take advice from a coach, a biomechanics expert, or a running injury expert who was wearing Hokas.”

Would you take your running coach seriously if he was wearing clown shoes?

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

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#442 Check your shoe when you have pain!

This episode actually comes from a visit that I had with a runner where I was checking her foot because she had heel pain. This runner happens to also be a physician. She assumed that she was having plantar fasciitis because she had some pain in her heel when she was running, and after run, she would noticed that she had a little bit of pain when she was walking around.
She runs a lot and she started having this occasional weird twinge of pain here and there and then she got heel pain. So she asked me to look at her foot and see what I could figure out.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how you really need to check your shoes whenever you have pain from running.

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