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#290 Should a runner take steroids for chronic tendinitis?

Any diagnosis ending in “-itis” means inflammation. If you have inflammation in the tendons, a short course of oral corticosteroids will help to shut off the inflammatory response and reduce the inflammation. 

It took me nine years to get my spot at the Ironman World Championships. And unfortunately I got pneumonia right before the race. 

I had to take oral corticosteroids preceding and during Ironman Hawaii. Now to be clear, I did the race, but I did not run at all for two months after Ironman Hawaii.

I wasn’t resting. I wasn’t recovering. I was concerned that I would develop an Achilles tendon problems as a consequence of running immediately after having finished the course of oral corticosteroids. 

Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about whether or not a runner should take steroids for chronic tendinitis.

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#158 Achilles tendinosis treatment failures in a runner

If you’re a runner who gets tightness in your calves and develops Achilles tendinosis it can be very difficult to get it to heal and it can be very frustrating. Some runners fail multiple treatments including stretching, home exercises, physical therapy, braces, PRP injections and many other treatments. You just have to figure what it will take to get the Achilles tendon to heal so you can get back to running.

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What is the Difference Between Tendinits and Tendinosis in Runners?

 Subscribe: iTunes | Android The question is what is the difference between tendonitis and tendinosis? This question actually does come up a lot for patients and usually with Achilles tendon injuries this is the most common thing. But can happen with any kind of tendons. And so the difference between an injury to a […]

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