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#731 Running allergy and injury recovery

Have you ever been to the doctor and heard this, “You must be allergic to running because you get injured every time you go running.”

A recovering runner and I were on a call talking about how she could get back to running and how to “just go for a run” without getting re-injured.

We were talking about this approach of getting her running fitness back now, and returning to running faster without just sitting around waiting.

She told me something I had never heard.

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about running allergies and injury recovery.

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#728 6 Stages of fracture healing in runners explained

Every runner with a stress fracture wants to know “when can I run?”

How soon you can start running after a foot fracture really depends on when you have enough strength in the bone so that the healing fracture will withstand the forces applied during running without breaking the bone again.

It all depends on what you do to speed up (or slow down) the bone healing process. The rate of fracture healing depends on your physiology, and it depends on stages of bone healing.

But it does NOT depend entirely on generic timelines.

How long is each stage of fracture healing when you have a broken bone?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#724 Traumatic disappointment and delayed healing

I was just on a call with an interesting elite athlete, and he’s been injured.

He had one particular injury in his foot and then started having a completely different injury, as soon as that injury in his foot was starting to heal.

We were talking about how disappointment can lead to more and more setbacks.

The phrase he used struck me.

He said, “I think it might be traumatic disappointment.”

What is traumatic disappointment and what kind of effect can it have on delayed healing in an injured runner?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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