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Why Runners Should Be Treated Differently | Dr. Christopher Segler from Doc On The Run

Hey There, Healthy Runners!

 

 

Have you ever been to a medical professional for an injury and you are told to just stop running? Have you had to give up running because you were struggling with pain? Were you starting to think it is just “par for the course” that running will cause pain?

 

 

In this week’s blog, we tackle those questions and take a dive into why you shouldn’t have to stop running because of pain! In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Doc On The Run podcast host, Dr. Christopher Segler!

 

 

 

 

Dr. Segler is not only an award winning foot and ankle surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) but he is a 15- time Ironman finisher, 50 miler finisher, and an avid runner!

 

 

Click the video below to watch the LIVE video within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group

Dr. Segler shared with us why runners like you should be treated differently as well as the answers to these common running injury problems:  

 

 

Why standards of care that medical practitioners are taught may differ for you as a runner

 Why does plantar fasciitis go so wrong in runners

When can you run with a metatarsal stress fracture

 How reliable are x-rays and MRI’s are in helping injured runners decide when to run

What are the biggest mistakes injured runners make in the recovery process

 

 

In this week’s interview, Dr. Segler has a special gift for our listeners! So just for hanging out with us, we’ve got a special bonus for you.

 

 

The Runner’s Rapid Recovery Journal… It will help you recognize all of the little things you were doing in training, that you stopped doing when you got injured. It will help you figure out what you can do differently to get past an overtraining injury so you can get back to running as quickly as possible.

 

You can purchase it directly for $47, but we’re giving it to you FREE just for listening to the Healthy Runner Podcast interview with Doc On The Run!

 

Just go to https://www.docontherun.com/healthyrunner/ and let us know where I can send it.

 

 

Connect with Doctor Christopher Segler at on Doc on The Run:

 

 

 

 

I hope that you enjoy this week’s content and that it helps you next time you’re experiencing any running pain!

 

You can also listen to these outstanding individuals on the Healthy Runner Podcast…available wherever you get your podcasts!

 

 

 

Here is what other runners are saying about the podcast

 

 

Thank you (running friends) for taking the time to read and I hope you enjoy the podcast episode!

Warmest regards,

 

– Duane

 

Duane Scotti, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

 

 

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The SPARK Healthy Runner Program includes:

 

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“I developed IT band syndrome during my first marathon training cycle last year and ended up in physical therapy for about 3 months. I was told not to run if I had any pain at all. I lost so much time “recovering” that I ended up deferring my registration to the next year. I spent the next summer training for the same marathon when about 6 weeks out, that familiar IT band pain returned. I could barely finish a mile. I didn’t want to go back to my physical therapist because I knew what he was going to tell me. Stop running. I was so frustrated and started to feel like marathons weren’t for me. I stumbled upon the healthy runner podcast and learned that I don’t have to stop running in order to recover from injury! I was skeptical about an online physical therapy session. But I reached out to Dr. Scotti and he was able to give me the tools to mitigate my pain within the first session! I was able to complete my training cycle and made it to the finish line of my first marathon with his help! I highly recommend!”

Kendyl R. (Runner)

“I’d been dealing with Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT) for about 4 years and had been doing PT, but still had lingering pains. I just figured I’d have to suck it up and deal with it because that was as good as I was going to get. But then, I came across a podcast of Duane being interviewed by Jason Fitzgerald on PHT and how he overcame the injury, and my curiosity was piqued. I met with him virtually and he has been a GODSEND! I’m able to sit as I type this! I can bend over and get in and out of cars without pain! And, I’m RUNNING again!!! It is amazing to be able to do things that I haven’t been able to do without pain since 2016!!! Thank you so much Duane for being an incredible PT!!”

Michelle D. (Runner)

“I suffered from IT band syndrome for four years before seeing Dr. Scotti in April 2020. Before then, I couldn’t run more than about 10 minutes without stabbing pain near my left knee. I’d seen various orthopedists, physical therapists, and chiropractors looking for some relief. My career needed me to run a mile and a half within a certain amount of time, and it was impossible to do so with the knee pain. I saw Dr. Scotti and he immediately got to work! That first visit, he helped me understand the anatomy and underlying cause of my knee pain (aka IT Band syndrome). Once I understood what was happening, the course of treatment made so much sense. Not only did he have online videos of all the recommended exercises to treat the problem, his “healthy runner” Facebook group, Podcast, and YouTube videos held a wealth of information and supplemented my plan. I soon understood that running wasn’t just a casual hobby – it’s a sport and one that deserves dedication and focus. Without his dedication to the sport and his community, I wouldn’t have realized this! Over the next few months, I had many ups and downs – victories and failures – and even some tears! Two steps forward and one step back. Dr. Scotti always checked in between appointments and tweaked my plan if needed. By August, I was regularly running 3-4 miles with barely any pain! If I did get pain, it was because my dedication and focus were lacking – and I quickly picked it back up and overcame. I’m so thankful I took another chance at having my knee looked at and trusted someone else. I run regularly now and am really enjoying it. I can’t thank Dr. Scotti enough and would highly recommend him to anyone having trouble.”

Tracy G. (Runner)

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