Dr. Allen

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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.

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

What is Sesamoiditis?

What is Sesamoiditis? There are 2 sesamoid bones beneath your big toe.  These 2 bones function as a lever so that you can generate more force when you push off your toe as in running.  The sesamoids are attached to the flexor tendons in your foot.  These tendons transmit force which allows you to pr [...]

By |2018-06-04T10:59:33-07:00October 25th, 2017|Foot/Heel Injuries|Comments Off on What is Sesamoiditis?

Metatarsalgia is Pain in the Ball of your Foot

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 Metatarsalgia [...]

By |2018-04-19T16:58:36-07:00December 9th, 2015|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|4 Comments

Do I have Ischial Bursitis?

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 pinpoi [...]

By |2018-04-20T08:13:12-07:00December 1st, 2015|Glute Pain, Running Injuries|0 Comments

Metatarsalgia or Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Metatarsalgia = Pain in the Metatarsal Region I am a 20ish or so mi/wk runner-two 5 milers during week and long run on weekend. I have suffered metatarsalgia for some time now. I usually run through pain. Recently due to increased pain and burning in tip of 2nd toe, I was forced to seek medical ca [...]

By |2018-04-21T12:51:53-07:00October 20th, 2015|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries|0 Comments

Top 10 Truths about Running Injuries that Might Surprise You

How do I prevent Running Injuries?   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 tha [...]

By |2018-04-23T09:49:44-07:00September 17th, 2015|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries, Training|4 Comments

Custom Orthotics

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 us [...]

By |2018-04-26T08:23:19-07:00September 16th, 2015|Custom Orthotics, Running Injuries|0 Comments

Tennis Leg & Medial Gastrocnemius Syndrome

I have been treating calf injuries in runners for 10 years.  I thought I had seen it all, in addition to the usual suspects like Achilles tendonitis and tendonosis I have successfully treated ruptured Achilles tendons, Soleus tendonosis and Haglund’s Deformities (pump bumps) the size of walnuts.  I [...]

By |2018-04-24T11:19:10-07:00September 9th, 2015|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments
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