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#522 How long until a plantar plate sprain is completely healed?

I just got off the phone with a runner who had a plantar plate sprain. He was out on a run, he got a plantar plate sprain. I saw him, I helped him understand what to do and what I showed him to do was exactly the same stuff I show you in the plantar plate sprain course. He was doing much better, but he had a great question. His question was, “When is my plantar plate sprain really healed enough that I don’t have to worry about it anymore?” Well, that’s a great question and that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On the Run podcast.

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#478 Can a blister on the big toe cause peroneal tendinitis?

I just got a great question from somebody who said he went rock climbing over the weekend, and he got a huge blister on his big toe from his climbing shoes. He didn’t really complain that much about the blister, in fact, he’d even been running. But then he said he was getting peroneal tendonitis. He was having this pain on the outside of the ankle where the peroneal tendons go down around the back of the fibula bone. He wanted to know if it was somehow related to the blister on the big toe. Can a blister on the big toe caused peroneal tendonitis? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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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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