If you suffer a severe running injury, some doctors will give you crutches to speed up the recovery process. Healing any running injury is a race against time. All overtraining injuries will eventually heal. But if you take a long time to heal, you’re going to lose a lot of running fitness. You will get weaker, stiffer and develop a loss of coordination.That loss of fitness will make it very difficult for you to achieve your running goals after you fully recover. The goal isn’t to heal. The goal is to run without re-injury. Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about the best and worst ways to stop crutches if you’re an injured runner.View Details »
This episode actually comes from a YouTube comment. This runner saw an image from when I was running a 50 mile trail race wearing Hoka trail running shoes.
He said, “I would never take advice from a coach, a biomechanics expert, or a running injury expert who was wearing Hokas.”
Would you take your running coach seriously if he was wearing clown shoes?
Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.View Details »
This episode actually comes from a visit that I had with a runner where I was checking her foot because she had heel pain. This runner happens to also be a physician. She assumed that she was having plantar fasciitis because she had some pain in her heel when she was running, and after run, she would noticed that she had a little bit of pain when she was walking around.
She runs a lot and she started having this occasional weird twinge of pain here and there and then she got heel pain. So she asked me to look at her foot and see what I could figure out.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how you really need to check your shoes whenever you have pain from running.
This episode actually comes from a visit with a runner where I was asked to check her foot.
This runner happens to also be a physician.
She assumed that she was having plantar fasciitis because she had some pain in her heel when she was running, and after her run, she would have a little bit of pain when she was just walking around.
Because she was having this occasional weird twinge of heel pain, she asked me to see what I could figure out.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about how you really need to check your shoes whenever you have pain from running.View Details »
The other day I was doing a telemedicine visit with a trail runner who asked me, “Which is better, soft or hard trail running shoes?”
If you’re thinking about getting some new trail running shoes, you have to really think about what’s going to be best for you.
When comes to how stiff or how soft the shoes should be depends upon three variables:
Your foot type.
How hard or soft is the trail.
How steep is the trail.
If you keep these 3 variable in mind the you go to your local running shoe store, you are much more likely to end up with a very best trail running shoes for you.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we’re talking about which is better: soft or hard trail running shoes.
I was just on a telemedicine call with a patient. We were doing a webcam call and she had been running on a trail, rolled her ankle, and had a really bad ankle sprain.
Her ankle was black and blue, swollen, and really painful. She was having trouble walking. This is a really active runner who wants to get back to running as quickly as she can.
Running on trails is obviously a little more difficult and puts you at a little more risk of having another ankle sprain just because it’s an irregular, undulating, unpredictable surface.
So in my discussion with her, I realized that there are three major mistakes that runners often make when they roll an ankle running on a trail and want to get back to running after they heal.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we’re talking about the three biggest mistakes runners make with ankle sprains.View Details »
If you want to complete an ultramarathon, you will have to put in lots of training. One of the big keys to successfully training for an ultra-marathon is to log lots of miles without getting sick or injured.
Ken Michal has stood on the starting line of almost every significant ultra, including Western States 100 and multiple rounds of the HURT 100.
And when I asked him about what it takes to successfully train for these kind of ultras, he says, “You’re going to hate me for saying this, but its risk and reward.”
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we are talking with Coach Ken Michal, host of the Running Stupid Podcast about recovery, rehab and injury prevention when training for ultras.View Details »
Lucy Bartholomew went from running with her dad at 15 to finishing on the top of the podium at some biggest ultras around the globe, all while esteeming course records in the process.
Not surprisingly, her travel, training and race schedule keeps her pretty busy so it has taken almost a year of trying to get Lucy on the show, but with some luck we are able to have her here today to talk about her strategies and tactics on staying healthy, and recovering effectively while training for ultra-marathons.
Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast we are talking with Lucy Bartholomew about the strategies you use to recover quickly after an Ultra before you resume training for the next event.View Details »
If you go to the doctor, and you tell the doctor that you run on trails, you’ve sprained your ankles before, and you seem to roll ankles frequently, the doctor will tell you that you are suffering from “chronic ankle instability.”
If your ankle just feels unstable when you’re on uneven ground, when you step on a root, or rock, or something, if your ankle sort of flips out from under you a little bit, it seems like you’re spraining your ankle (but it doesn’t even hurt), well that’s something that we call “chronic ankle instability.”
Today on the Doc on the Run Podcast, we’re talking about how trail runners get chronic ankle instability, and what you can do if you have it.View Details »