What This Top Podiatrist Wants You to Know About Running Injuries- Dr. Steve Pribut

Dr. Steve Pribut will be bringing something new to the table and you’re going to love it.

A Podiatrist based in Washington D.C., he mainly specializes in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Aside from that he is also a well-known expert of Podiatric Sports Medicine and Biomechanics.

One of the 125 top Podiatric physicians in the US comes on the Run to the Top podcast to talk about common injuries, and how to prevent them, and the role of motion control shoes in injuries.

In short, he is an expert on a variety of running injuries and their treatment. So, in today’s show, here’s how he’s going to help you…

  • What are the most common running injuries and how to handle them?
  • Why motion-control shoes may be causing your running injuries?
  • How eccentric exercises actually may be prolonging your recovery?
  • Why a heel fit strike has been linked to reduce the risk of osteoarthritis?

We also discussed the bad running habits developed by runners that can be addressed by simply getting coached on how to do it right or by joining a running club.

Dr. Pribut also mentioned the studies he made on the correct movement of the arms and legs when running because he also does computer programming. He also talked about his medical practice and recommendations about the correct warm-up exercises before doing any speed running. Paying attention to the pain in your body was also mentioned and when it’s the right time need to see a doctor.

The importance of getting the right shoes for the sport and the correct frequency of changing your running shoes was discussed. Tips on how to increase endurance and reduce injuries. Another interesting topic was an insight into how running can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. And on a parting note – as runner’s we always need to move forward.

Aside from his profession, he has also served as the President of the District of Columbia Podiatric Medical Association for 4 years. He was also the past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM) and he was also on the advisory board of Runner’s World Magazine. He also served as chair of the AAPSM Athletic Shoe Committee for 5 years, so the right shoe is also another area that he specializes in.

At the present, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center. And because of his extensive knowledge and interests about bone injury and treatment, he has worked with many Olympic Athletes in different sports.

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Links and Resources mentioned in this Interview:

Dr. Pribut’s website

Dr. Pribut’s running injuries page

How to Lace Your Shoes to Reduce Injuries and Increase Comfort

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2 Responses on “What This Top Podiatrist Wants You to Know About Running Injuries- Dr. Steve Pribut

  1. It is really interesting to learn more about how to take care of your feet while running. I had no idea that running shoes could make such a huge difference in how you ran! I have decided to start running again, and am hoping to train for a half marathon. However, I’ve just been using some old tennis shoes that I have. However, it sounds like it would be good to look into the right shoes so that I don’t get any injuries. I will also be sure to listen to this show so that I know how often to change my running shoes. Thanks for posting this!

    • Hi Colin, thanks so much for reaching out. It definitely would be a good idea for you to find a comfortable pair of running shoes that works for you. Thank you for the feedback, and best of luck. We hope you got to listen to last week’s episode with Brad Beer, that will likely also be of interest to you http://runnersconnect.net/rc80 Good luck with your half marathon!

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