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Running injury self-diagnosis and self-treatment. Strategies for rapid recovery of

running injuries.

Doc On The Run Podcast Dr. Christopher Segler

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

Running injury self-diagnosis and self-treatment. Strategies for rapid recovery of

running injuries.

    Difference between MRI vs MRA in runner with ankle injury

    Difference between MRI vs MRA in runner with ankle injury

    Let's say you had an ankle injury a long time ago. 
    You sprained the ankle when you were out on a trail run, it got better , and you went right back to running.
    But over time, you slowly got more and more pain in the ankle. 
    In that case, you doctor might order an MRI of your ankle, or a similar imaging study called an MRA (instead of MRI). 
    What's the difference between MRI or MRA in a runner with an old nagging ankle injury?
    That's what we're talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

    • 3 min
    2 Ways running shoes cause shin splints

    2 Ways running shoes cause shin splints

    I recently saw a runner who thought that he might have a tibial stress fracture. But it turns out, it was just shin splints, which of course is good news. Because you don't really want a tibial stress fracture. Shin splints is much easier to treat. 
    One of the questions he asked me was about the best running shoes based on his foot type. 
    This runner really needed more stability than got from the running shoes that he was wearing.
    What are two different ways shoes can actually cause shin splints in runners?
    That's what we're talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast. 

    • 3 min
    2 reasons toe drifts sideways with plantar plate injury

    2 reasons toe drifts sideways with plantar plate injury

    If you got pain on the ball of the foot, at the base on the 2nd, and you have been running in a minimalist shoe,  running uphill, doing lots of calf raises, or running on steps, you could have an injury to a little bitty ligament called the plantar plate ligament. 
    If you get an injury to the plantar plate, sometimes your second toe will drift toward your big toe or away from your big toe. The toe drifting sideways can happen for two different reasons.
    They are very different causes and so they are treated differently. 
    Why does the toe drift sideways when you have a plantar plate injury? 
    Well, that's what we're talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast. 

    • 2 min
    3 Phases of ankle sprain recovery in runners

    3 Phases of ankle sprain recovery in runners

    If you roll your ankle on a trail run and it turns black and blue and swollen, you may think you just have to take a few days off. 
    In fact, if you research how long it will take to get back to running, you might find a study that says that if you do early range of motion after an ankle sprain, it only takes 4 days to get back to pre-injury levels of activity. 
    However, if you do that, you can wind up with a lot of trouble later.  
    When I lecture at medical conferences on how doctors should treat ankle sprains in runners, I teach 3 phases of ankle sprain injury recovery.
    If you are a runner with an ankle sprain, and you understand them, it'll help you get back to training and running without another ankle sprain. 
    What are the three phases of ankle sprain recovery in runners? 
    Well, that's what we're talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast. 

    • 3 min
    Doctor missed fracture on my X-rays

    Doctor missed fracture on my X-rays

    Last night, I was doing a consultation with an athlete who had a fracture when she accidentally kicked a piece of furniture. 
    Her foot was swollen, it was black and blue. The foot was really painful and she couldn’t walk on it. 
    She went to urgent care and they took x-rays. She was a little concerned that they told her that it wasn't broken. So, she called me for a second opinion.
    My doctor missed a fracture on my x-rays. What should I do about that? 
    Well, that's a great question and that's what we're talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast. 

    • 3 min
    Calcaneal stress fracture in runners good news bad news

    Calcaneal stress fracture in runners good news bad news

    If you're out on a run, and you have heel pain that suddenly hurts a lot, you may have a calcaneal stress fracture, especially if you see bruising and swelling.
    If you go see a doctor, they take an x-ray, and they don't see anything at all but they squeeze your heel and it hurts. The suspicion goes up.  
    If your doctor gets an MRI that shows a calcaneal stress fracture, the doctor is probably going to tell you, "you can't do anything until the stress fracture heels."
    Today on the Doc On The Run Podcast, we're talking about calcaneal stress fractures in runners and I have some good news and some bad news. 

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Acadavid91 ,

The doctor who will restore hope!

I stumbled upon Chris and his podcast after learning that I had a Calcanus stress fracture 2 weeks before the Tokyo marathon (last of my 6 major marathons). I scheduled an appointment with him and it changed my perspective of my injury, my situation, and the approach of medicine as a whole. Chris will work with you for you to be able to pivot, adjust, and conquer your goal no matter what! Chris has been working with me in such a personalized way, he truly cares, he wants you to succeed! I will be completing my last major and I will accomplish this goal!

luvrunning99 ,

The doctor runners need

I’ve listened to over half of his podcasts. I like that he approaches injuries from an athlete’s perspective. He is an athlete and has completed a number of Ironmans. His focus is how to minimize the impact of an injury on an athlete and to recover quickly. Highly recommend this podcast for all runners.

KiraRunnerGirl ,

Super Helpful and Informative!

I have listened to this podcast for a while now and it has been hugely beneficial to me both when I am running healthfully and when I am injured. Dr. Segler has a runner's and a doctor's perspective on injuries, which is both unique and extraordinarily helpful. It is a "must listen" for all runners!

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