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#398 If your hand was broken, would you walk on it?

I was just doing a telemedicine, second opinion consultation with an elite triathlete was ramping up for an event and got a metatarsal stress fracture.

In this particular case, the doctor looked at his x-rays and told him that she thought she saw a crack in the bone on the x-ray. But she wasn’t really 100% sure.

He asked me a really great question…

“If it doesn’t really hurt that much, is it okay if I walk on it?”

Today on Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about if your hand was broken, would you walk on it?

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#395 Plantar heel bursitis misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis

I was just doing a telemedicine call with a runner with a long history of plantar fasciitis, that has not been getting better. She had been doing stretches, icing, and even an injection of corticosteroids around the plantar fascia.

We were doing a second opinion telemedicine call to talk about what’s really going on. We talked about her whole history. She had been keeping track and has kept a pain journal.

During this one hour second opinion call, we figured out that she had been misdiagnosed.

We figured out she actually had bursitis on the bottom of the heel.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about plantar heel bursitis, misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis.

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