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About Dr. Allen

Dr. Bruce B. Allen, DC, CKT is a graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences, (LACC). Prior to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, he worked as a Physiotherapist and Personal Trainer throughout San Diego. Dr. Allen received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Human Movement & Sports Science) specializing in Kinesiotherapy from San Diego State University. In addition, Dr. Allen has had extensive experience working with patients for post-operative and sports injury rehabilitation in a local physical therapy clinic here in San Diego.

Do Orthotics Help Chronic Foot Pain?

A person with chronic foot pain wrote to me recently asking if custom orthotics would help her chronic foot pain.  Please see my responses in italics I am currently 52 years old and have suffered with foot pain for 20 years. I used to do quite a bit of running in my 20's and 30's. After pain develop [...]

New Address as of June 10th, 2019

We are moving...only 3 blocks away! Same great customer service, same quick fix for all the usual sports injuries, and correct diagnosis and treatment for many of the not-so-common nagging conditions. For those that only know us as a "Foot Doctor" or "Spine Cracker" or "Shoulder Guys" or "Running Is [...]

By |2019-05-09T16:26:22-07:00May 5th, 2019|News & Announcements|0 Comments

How to Diagnose Piriformis Syndrome

In all cases of diagnosing any injury or condition you have to 1. listen to the patients presenting symptoms and history and after come up with a checklist of the top 5-6 things they COULD have 2. Through a series of orthopedic/neurological/provocative testing eliminate conditions one at a time for  [...]

By |2019-04-15T11:32:47-07:00April 15th, 2019|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

High Hamstring Tendonosis (HHT)

I have seen many cases of High Hamstring Tendonosis (HHT) over the years.  Most patients have presented with  a similar set of symptoms. Symptoms High Hamstring Tendonosis Pain while sitting Pain while running, biking or rowing Increased pain while running faster Increased pain while running uphill [...]

By |2018-08-20T18:48:28-07:00August 20th, 2018|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

Hamstring Tear from Chronic Overuse Tendonosis

One of the more common injuries I see in runners are chronic high hamstring tearing that results in HHT or High Hamstring Tendonosis at the attachment on the Ischial Tuberosity.  It is challenging for runners to understand how this happened and why it got progressively worse over time.  This article [...]

By |2018-04-19T16:12:15-07:00April 19th, 2018|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

Metatarsalgia and Mortons 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 read the below paragraph as it perta [...]

5th Metatarsal Pain in a Long Distance Runner.  Stress Fracture or Muscle Strain?

Hey Doc I need your Help! I am an avid, competitive runner. I developed pin point pain right on my 5th metatarsal. I could no longer run because I had pain on the lateral portion of my foot. The doctor suspected a stress fracture, put me in a boot and sent me for an MRI. I got the report back and me [...]

Plantar Plate Tears and Sprains Can Heal Without Surgery

I recently interviewed a new patient who had a 3 month history of pain in the ball of her foot near where the second toe meets the foot.   In anatomy speak we call this the Metatarsal region.  She struggled with this pain and eventually saw a podiatrist who told her she probably had Capsulitis and r [...]

Dr. Allen help! My foot hurts and my doctor’s are not helping!!

Dr. Allen, I have had pain in 2nd inter-digital space/metatarsal head for almost two years now. I have bunions outside both my little toes and currently run in Altra shoes to accommodate the space needed. The pain ebbs and flows as I decrease/increase my mileage. Currently I can run around 6 miles b [...]

By |2018-04-17T13:51:08-07:00February 9th, 2018|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments