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#805 Is it a big deal if I run with a partially torn plantar fascia?

One of the problems with the plantar fascia is that you may think you have plantar fasciitis, but eventually you find out that it was not really fasciitis at all.

It’s actually a partially torn plantar fascia ligament. That can be a problem since it is the largest ligament in your foot.

When somebody says:

“Can I run with a small tear in the plantar fascia?”

I say that depends.

Is it a big deal if I run with a torn plantar fascia?

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

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#707 When is plantar fascia surgery necessary for runners?

If you’re a runner with plantar fasciitis, you probably have heel pain when you get up and step out of bed.

If that’s gone on for months, you tried icing, you’ve tried stretching, and you’ve become frustrated, it starts to become pretty easy for your doctor to talk you into surgery.

If you’ve had plantar fasciitis for a long time and your doctor is trying to convince you need surgery, you should listen up!

When is plantar fascia surgery really necessary for runners?

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

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#652 I think I tore my plantar fascia. Can I run this weekend?

I got a call recently from a runner with a torn plantar fascia. It was a unique situation, but truthfully really not that rare.

Any time you have an injury and you want to run, you have to make some really important key decisions, based on only a few important factors.

This case will be instructive in helping you figure out how you can make that decision, and decide if (and when) it might be safe for you to run.

If you just had an injury, but you have a really important event you want to run, you gotta check out this episode!

“I think I tore my plantar fascia. Can I run this weekend?”

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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#472 MRI vs Ultrasound which is better for Plantar Fasciosis or Partial Rupture

A doctor at a medical conference asked me a great question!

I was giving a lecture at the International Foot and Ankle Foundation meeting in Hawaii on runners heel pain, specifically about the, what we call the differential diagnosis or the things that can cause runners heel pain.

In that talk I was also teaching about the differences in treatments between runners like us, and non-runner patients with heel pain.

At the end of that lecture a doctor wanted to know which kind of imaging study was better for a runner with a suspected small tear in the plantar fascia ligament.

Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about MRI vs Ultrasound. Which is better for Plantar Fasciosis or Partial Rupture in a runner?

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#383 Plantar fascia rupture and stress fractures what should this runner do?

This episode comes from a question sent in by an injured runner who was listening to the Doc On The Run Podcast.
“I am 30 with medium arches. No prior injuries. 7 months ago I began having left med ankle pain at the calcaneal insertion.
MRI confirmed a plantar fascia rupture of med cord. I was told to just ice and stretch.
I have a distal 4th fracture on the right. Both feet at once?!
What should I do? It hurts!”
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast we’re talking about what a runner should do when you have a rupture of the plantar fascia and metatarsal stress fractures.

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#237 Top 3 clues of a plantar fascia rupture in a runner

Plantar fasciitis is by far the most common cause of arch pain in runners.

Not surprisingly, most runners who get heel pain or arch pain think they have plantar fasciitis.

But sometimes runners have a more serious injury where there is actually a rip, a tear or what doctors referred to as a partial rupture of the plantar fascia ligament.

The problem with this more serious injury is that it doesn’t get better with the same treatments that will help plantar fasciitis.

Today on the Doc On the Run Podcast, we’re talking about the top 3 clues of a plantar fascia rupture in a runner.

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