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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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

This is a recent account of a Triathlete and Marathon runner who had been diagnosed with stress fractures in both Tibias and told not to run for 5 weeks…..good thing she didn’t listen! I was diagnosed with bilateral tibia stress fractures in mid-April after having a bone scan on both lower legs. The thought of […]

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A young, pleasant woman came to my office today complaining of pain in the front of her knee while driving. She explained that it never hurt while she was doing any other activities including running and stand up paddle boarding. She told me that recently while driving back from Central California she had to pull […]

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Pain in the butt or Gluteal region is common in long distance runners as well as in the non-running population.  When a patient presents complaining of pain in their butt it is extremely important to do a thorough exam and rule out any and all other possibilities.  There are usually 6 possibilities or differential diagnosis […]

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The 2015 Lost Boys 50 Miler I had signed up to run the 2015 Lost Boys 50 Mile endurance race back in October 2014. I had run the event the last time it was staged in 2010 and it was an epic race. During my training my mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and […]

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There are two types of hip bursitis.  Ischial Bursitis which is a swollen bursa near where your hamstring attaches on your Ischial Tuberosity (SITS bone) and Trochanteric Bursitis which is where your Gluteal muscles attach on the greater trochanter located on the side of your femur.  Bursitis can occur for many reasons such as direct […]

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Stress fractures are a common occurrence in runners.  Typically it is seen in newer runners or in runners that increase their weekly mileage too quickly.  I recently experienced a stress fracture in my lower left shin (tibia) after an extended break from running even though I have 10 years of continuous ultramarathon running training on […]

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  “Choosing the Right Brand of Athletic Tape / Kinesiotape” There are many different types of sports tape/ kinesiotape on the market today.  Years ago “White Athletic Tape” was the gold standard in the athletic training world.  As of recently, that tape had been replace by new and improved “Kinesiotape” or “K-tape”.  This new tape […]

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  I had this LLD since I was a toddler with chronic knee pain that wld wake me from my sleep. The only relief was to run scolding hot water in the bathtub over my knee until I wouldn’t feel anything. I have been to all kinds of Dr.’s including going to Shriners in Chicago, […]

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I run regularly, about 10km most nights on road. I have a sever hallux valgus left foot. Insidious onset left foot pain over dorsal surface, around head of met 2/3 possible into tarsal bones too. Nothing visible to see. Hurts when running but I can run through it (particularly on foot strike and push off). I get a […]

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