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#427 Should I take ibuprofen for a plantar plate sprain?

The anti-inflammatory medications you can get over the counter at the pharmacy do a great job at decreasing musculoskeletal healing, but there is a little bit of a problem.

There’s some research that actually shows that some anti-inflammatories, particularly non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, may slow down healing of tendon to bone junctions.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about should I take ibuprofen when I have a plantar plate injury?

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4 Trends injured runners should track

Every runner in training tracks progress to monitor for improvement.

Heart rate, wattage, mileage, pace, and perceived exertion are all commonly tracked by athletes in training.

So many athletes preparing for an event, so diligently track and record metrics which reassure us and provide visual confirmation that we are on track toward our goals.

Yet, many of these same athletes simply stop recording any data at all when they get injured and abandon their training plans.

You have to think of healing just like training. You need to see progress. You need to track improvement.

There are a few metrics which you should record on a daily basis when you’re injured and trying to get back to running as quickly as possible.

Today on the Doc On Run Podcast we’re talking about 4 trends injured runners should track.

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