Today’s episode actually comes from a question sent in by Shay. She said, “I have a plantar plate complete tear and I had surgery on my left foot in October 2019. So that was a couple years ago. I’m running with some new issues in the right calf, but the main thing I want to learn is how this injury occurs. I’m really afraid of it happening to my right foot. “I talk to injured runners all the time. I lecture at medical conferences, teaching doctors what I do with runners who have these plantar plate injuries and Shay is reasonable to be concerned about this. Today on the Doc On the Run podcast, we’re talking about the three ways plantar plate injuries occur in runners.View Details »
If you are a runner with a plantar plate injury, it is pretty easy for a doctor to make a convincing sales pitch on surgery. There are a couple of reasons that you should consider surgery for a plantar plate sprain. The first reason surgery makes sense is you tried everything else and nothing non-surgical will work. But you have to be honest about your non-surgical attempts. Here are some examples I often hear from injured runners.” I used the fracture boot a little bit, but had to take it off to drive. “I “sort of taped the toe.” I used some pads, “but I’m not sure if they are in the right spot. “You have to be honest with yourself about those treatments before you can say that you failed those treatments. that. But when you have clearly failed all of the non-surgical treatments and you cannot get better, then and only then does surgery makes sense. Should a runner have surgery for a plantar plate injury? That’s a great question and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.View Details »
Every time I do a second opinion consultation with a runner who has a plantar plate injury, I hate to tell you this, but I hear the same story over and over and over. Basically they call me and they say, “Well, I have a plantar plate sprain. I know I have a plantar plate sprain. I went through the plantar plate sprain course and I’ve been doing some of those things to actually try to get it better and it’s starting to improve, but I was misdiagnosed with another condition.” And we’re going to talk about why runners get misdiagnosed so frequently when they have plantar plate injuries and why it can be difficult to figure out whether or not that’s actually a problem in the first place. Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about why plantar plate injuries get misdiagnosed so frequently in runners.View Details »
This episode actually comes from one of the live Q&As I did with course members who are actually enrolled in courses like the Plantar Plate Sprain Course for Runners or the Metatarsal Stress Fracture Course.
“One of my friends said that I could get an injection to help my planter plates sprain heal faster. What is that injection?”
Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about what kind of injections might help a plantar plate injury.View Details »