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#372 The 3 forms of stress when you start running after injury

There are the three forms of stress that can affect you and the injured tissue when you actually get back to running after you’ve been injured and you feel like you’ve recovered.

I was just recently doing a telemedicine visit with someone who had an injury and was getting better. She was told to start running, but she wasn’t really given any specific instructions.

She was told, “You can go and just kind of run a little bit and see how it feels.”
If you’re a runner and you haven’t been running for weeks because of an injury, you’re probably going to feel so good when you start running that you’re going to do too much. If you do too much, and then you start having pain, you’re going to completely freak out because you’re going to be worried that you’ve completely set back your injury.
Today on the Doc On The Run podcast, we’re talking about the three forms of stress when you start running after injury.

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#324 Can I run on a treadmill after a stress fracture?

Today’s episode comes from a runner named Gordon who asked a question during a live webinar entitled “Am I Ready to Run? How to tell if its safe to start running again.”

He asked, “Is it okay to run on a treadmill? I’m returning from a stress fracture injury. I read that a treadmill gives the exact same stress with every step versus, say a trail, but with COVID-19 and smoke, running outside is a challenge and all that.”

That is a great question! Because, there is a lot of evidence that treadmills cause the same repetitive stress in the same way that might lead to stress fractures in the foot.

Today on the Doc on the Run podcast, we’re talking about whether or not you should run on a treadmill when you’re recovering from a stress fracture.

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