5/29/2017 11 Comments
A while back, I interviewed a Dr. Nick DiNubile (orthopedist), Dr. Ira Meyers (podiatrist), and Dr. Marty Hoffman (researcher). Besides having different specialty perspectives, each doctor came at pain from a different experiential angle. Dr. DiNubile was not a runner, Dr. Meyers is a runner, and Dr. Hoffman is an ultrarunner.
I interviewed each doctor and wrote a 3 article piece for E-zine magazine. The articles provide the beginner and recreational runner with some common sense advice regarding whether to run through pain or not.
Here's are the Article Links:
1. Running with Pain: Breaking the Rules
2. Running with Pain: Unacceptable Pain
3. Running with Pain: The Mistake Zone
More about Dr. DeNubile here.
More about Dr. Meyers here.
In this interview, Dr. Hoffman talks about the key research in the Ultra study--"the most extensive research to date on ultrarunners."
I met Charlie at All Kinds of Fast Running Store in Phoenixville, PA. Charlie has a doctorate
in Physical Therapy. Bottom line: he can diagnose. Essentially, Charlie is what becomes before the MRI.
So if you have a nagging or acute injury and you're not sure if you should run, a PT doc like Charlie should be on your radar. He'll do a differential diagnosis and help you figure out your best course of action.
Don't go too excited. He may shut you down. But I guarantee you'll walk out the door knowing your best options.
Here's his website:
Here's his contact info: Charlie Johnson, PT, DPT, OCS
If you need to find a PT like Charlie in your area, check out: www.abpts.org
Paul Ingraham is a science writer and amateur athlete with a massage background. What I love about Paul is that he tries to separate anecdote from solid research. He discussion on plantar fasciitis is comprehensive and actionable. Warning: if you want the complete plantar fasciitis manuscript, it will cost you $20. However, you can pick up a lot of good information and direction for further research by reading his teaser. Here's the link: Pain Science: Plantar Fasciitis
If you're having trouble finding the foot attachments for the tibialis posterior, this video should help.
Mark here. My intention with this blog is to provide you with resources that can help you navigate the challenges that come with running.