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6 Minute Video: How to Choose the Right Orthotic for Your Foot or Injury

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How do you know which type of orthotic is right for your foot and/or injury? Dr. Runco has created several helpful videos which break down the differences between custom orthotics, molded orthotics, and over the counter orthotics. Discover the pros and cons of each type, and learn how to avoid being scammed by fake “custom” orthotics that some running shoe stores offer.

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Train Like The Pros!

If you know of anyone bummed that they cannot run…Or perhaps you personally cannot run due to a recent injury, surgery, or nagging ongoing condition, you DEFINITELY want to check out the new Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill that is new to the San Diego Running Institute.  It allows even injured runners with fractures to be able to run on this NASA-inspired treadmill to continue to train in a completely 100% pain-free zone!!  Thus, you should never miss another race due to injury as long as you can stand upright/walk!! (Yes, even if you’re limping!)  How exciting is that?!!!

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Do you have a question for Dr. Runco or Dr. Allen about your injury? All you have to do is “Ask the Doctor”! We know your time is valuable, and sometimes you just have questions about your injury, or need more information before scheduling an appointment. Just fill out the online form and ask your question. Someone will get back to you within 48 hours.

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Postural and Gait Analysis

San Diego Running Institute now offers the most sophisticated and valuable combination of motion and postural analysis for those interested in preventing injury. The in-depth analysis provides immediate feedback to help you avoid injury and improve performance.

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Running Injury Clinic

The word “chiropractic” literally means ‘done by hand’ in Greek or ‘practice by hand’ in Latin. Dr. Runco is a San Diego Chiropractor that has been fixing San Diego runners “by hand” without drugs or surgery for thirteen years. Many running injuries can be fixed using simple and accurate diagnostic methods and treatment recommendations..

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Ask the Doctors

Dr. Victor Runco and Dr. Bruce Allen care about your well being and are here to answer all your questions. Just ask a question through the online form, or stop by SDRI for an analysis of your injury and recommended treatment options.

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Latest San Diego Running Injuries

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Metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuroma Here is a real email I recently received from a patient in another state who reached out to me because his doctor want to operate on him even though he admits he does not know what is causing the patients symptoms.  But before you read the email take a minute and […]

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ITBS, Hamstring Tear or Stress Fracture….Make the Call   History: A patient training for his 4th marathon presented complaining of pain in his lateral, posterior thigh that gets progressively worse while running and seems to be accompanied by groin pain on the same side.  He stated that the pain began 3 weeks ago and increases […]

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What is a plantar plate tear?  How do I know if I have one?  The metatarsal pads the doctor gave me hurt worse than the injury!  I tried PRP it did not work!  My doctor is recommending a cast, do I need that? What is a plantar plate tear?   A plantar plate is a […]

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Hey Doc please help, 22 years old, thought I’d have chronic pain forever, it got worse. Doctor took interest, diagnosed plantar plate tear. Pain getting worse each day post-op. Same old distinctive pain. Please please please please please tell me there are other answers if the surgery doesn’t work!!! From your description could have; 1. […]

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Pain in the Ball of the Foot = Metatarsalgia    Pain in the ball of your foot is usually referred to as “Metatarsalgia”. In Latin, the word Metatarsal is used to describe the region of the foot that is equivalent to the palm of your hand. The suffix “algia” simply means pain. So the word […]

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I watched your YouTube video about ischial bursitis symptoms and “SITS” bone pain. What you described is exactly what I have been experiencing for the past five months. I have been dealing with lower back discomfort for over a year, but the ischial pain started mid-summer and I cannot exactly pinpoint the cause. I am […]

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Greg Billington is an amazing athlete.  He is the number one ranked American in Triathlon and short of a disaster will be representing the USA in Rio De Jeneiro in the 2016 Olympics.  Not only is Greg a spectacular athlete but he is coached by one of the best, Paulo Sousa.  Given this you would […]

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    Running injuries have long been associated with biomechanical factors such as excessive impact forces and excessive pronation.  Recently, many so called experts have made a giant leap of faith and proclaimed that heel-toe running has more impact forces than forefoot running and therefore must cause more injuries.  In fact, these reports are erroneous. […]

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custom orthotics correct knee and foot pain

Custom orthotics also known as custom insoles or even custom foot beds are commonly prescribed and used in the treatment of running and other athletic injuries involving the lower extremity.  Your lower extremity consists of your hip, thigh, knee, leg, calf, ankle and foot.  Custom insoles can be used to correct abnormal alignment of your […]

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