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About Dr. Runco

Dr. Runco is a U.S. Navy and Gulf War Veteran. He began private practice in 2000 primarily treating and fixing running injuries. He has been a professor of Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics at various colleges and continues to teach continuing education in the fields of rehabilitation, custom orthotics and athletic taping. He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has completed over 15 Marathons in 15 states and has run 11 50 mile Ultramarathons.

Heel Pain that is not Plantar Fasciitis

Why do I have Achilles Pain? I am not a runner, however I do run as part of some cross training and while playing softball. My foot problems began with planters fasciitis which I had in BOTH feet,  I had surgery on both in 2014 after all other treatments failed,  After several week of physical the [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:35:58+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Foot/Heel Injuries|Comments Off on Heel Pain that is not Plantar Fasciitis

https://youtu.be/gr1Izs_wGnY Dr. Runco please help! After 5 doctors and 3 physical "terrorists" I finally had an  MRI which shows severe  2nd toe joint capsulitis and bone marrow edema in the metatarsal head with "no fracture line identified." The last podiatrist had me take off my shoes and watched [...]

By | 2017-03-10T09:13:30+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

Musings of a Running Injury Doctor, Ultra Marathon Runner and Fortune Teller

The story I am about to tell is one that I have unfortunately been part of hundreds of times.  I'm with our running group this morning and one of the runners says, "Hey doc, do you mind if I ask you a professional question"?  "Sure", I responded huffing.  "So, I got this tight hamstring......".  Whe [...]

By | 2017-02-03T06:20:30+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments