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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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SDRI for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation for Runners

As of April 2013 SDRI has relocated and changed its model. Although we no longer carry running shoes or clothing, we still carry a complete line of injury prevention products (like Superfeet, inserts, braces, bands, physio-balls, foam rollers, sticks, Rocktape, Bio-relief, Foot Goo/blister prevention, etc.) And yes, we are still owned and operated by Dr. Runco & Dr. Allen who treat runners and athletes of all types, make custom foot orthotics on-site, and conduct rehab therapy right here in our large rehab clinic. Additionally, we offer Personal Training, monthly Fitness Workshops open to the public,  and the latest and greatest equipment of this century for injured runners …(insert drum-roll here)… the Alter-G (Anit-Gravity) Treadmill. We love our new space and hope you’ll contact us if you are in need of accurate diagnosis, quality treatment plans, quick recoveries, pain-free training options, or any of the running products that we do still carry.

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Ask The Doctor

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

“What’s the difference between a “hernia” and a “sports hernia”?  There are two different types of hernia’s that can occur in the lower abdominal and groin regions.  The first is a “sports hernia” and is very common amongst active individuals.  This type of hernia involves a small tear in the lower abdominal or groin region […]

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See my thoughts and reactions to what the person writes in bold.  Hopefully you can see how logic and common sense she direct a doctor to diagnose a condition. I stumbled upon this website and have a question. My 14 year old daughter (healthy in every way except for the following) practiced a couple hours […]

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Hey Doc, haven’t run since September but typically pain would go away as I ran and then worsen later in the day, have done 5 bursa injections (ischial) with no relief; trying to fine where I would go to have the bursa removed. I am an avid runner and athlete and at 47 years of […]

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Hey Doc, When I walk, it’s like there is a tiny pebble right under next toe to the big toe. I have had orthotics for two years with no relief. As you said in your article Metatarsaglia, a cushin pad should be placed behind the painful area to gain relief, I did this and instant […]

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DrRunco@sdri.net

If you were a cat would you take advice from a dog?  I think not?  A runner that allows a non-running doctor to manage their case is asking for trouble.  How can you speak to something you know nothing about?  Not from any real experience certainly!  They call it being in practice because day by […]

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Hey Doc I am training for my first ultra marathon (Oriflamme Canyon) and am having pain in my ankle that is getting pretty damn bad.  The blister situation is also getting unbearable!  The kid at the Road Runner told me to make sure to get shoes a full size bigger cause my feet will swell.  […]

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ITB causes stabbing pain in the lateral knee

My name is (left out for privacy reasons) . I am 19 years old and live in Valley Center, KS. I am an obstacle racer. I compete in events such as Spartan Race, Hard Charge, and Superhero Scramble. Recently I have been struggling to stay healthy thanks to the dreaded iliotibial band syndrome. It has […]

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Torn Plantar Plate feels like you are stepping on a Nail, sharp rock, marble...

Torn Plantar Plate feels like you are  stepping on a nail, sharp rock, marble…. I apologize for the length of this email; I’m really at my wits end here. I am 30 years old, 6’2″ 165 lbs. I started running in August 2012, slowly building mileage until in the summer of 2013 I was running […]

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Metatarsalgia = Plantar Plate Sprain

 Screwing it Up  Hi Dr. Runco – I am writing because I have a plantar plate injury. I live in Rochester, NY & before flying out to San Diego, I am wondering if you would do a phone consultation with me.  The pain in the ball of my left foot came on suddenly in Sept […]

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