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#483 What is a subtalar joint sprain in a runner?

Ankle sprains are incredibly common in runners. Sprained ankles account for about 10% of all musculoskeletal injuries that show up in the Emergency Room. But there is another injury that can seem sort of like an ankle sprain, but doesn’t respond to treatment the same way. This sprain is not in the ankle. It is a sprain of the joint under the ankle…the subtalar joint. It’s called a Subtalar Joint Sprain. What is a subtalar joint sprain in a runner? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#201 3 Ways a runner can confirm a self diagnosis of plantar plate sprain

If you are a runner and you have some pain, and maybe a little bit of swelling, in the ball of the foot under the toes, you might be concerned you have a plantar plate sprain.

Maybe you were diagnosed with “metatarsalgia.” Maybe you thought you had a metatarsal stress fracture.

But maybe after listening to one of these talks on plantar plate injuries, you started to think you might have plantar plate sprain instead.

Obviously if you are treating the wrong condition, you are not likely to improve very quickly. If you want to maintain your running fitness and get back to running as quickly as possible you have to have the correct diagnosis and start getting better.

In the simplest sense, there are basically three ways to tell for sure whether or not you have plantar plate sprain.

Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about 3 ways a runner can confirm a self diagnosis of plantar plate sprain.

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