Dr. Runco

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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.

Achilles Tendonosis

I recently treated a patient I have known for many years for a chronic Achilles injury.  Part of the problem was she does not live in San Diego so she had sought treatment where she does live.  Although I agreed that the treatment she received was reasonable what I did not agree with was how her inj [...]

By | 2018-01-11T17:27:04+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

What is Runners Knee or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)?

What is it?  Runners Knee or Patella Femoral pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common diagnosis given to runners suffering from pain in the front of their knee that is sharp and stabbing when they run.  It generally begins later in a run and quickly progresses to the point that it prevents running at all.  [...]

By | 2017-12-11T15:05:51+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

Do Flat Feet Cause Foot or Arch Pain?

Recently a 13 year old non-athlete came to our clinic complaining of left sided foot/arch pain the occurs if he is on his feet for extended periods of time and he wears non-supportive shoes such as flip flops or VANS.  We asked him the typical questions that someone with plantar fasciitis would answ [...]

By | 2017-12-07T18:32:56+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Foot/Heel Injuries|0 Comments

Do I Need to Carry and Replace Electrolytes During Long Distance Running?

I interviewed Josh Sprague, ultra endurance athlete and owner of Orange Mud Orange Mud makes innovative Hydration Packs as well as other performance products endurance athletes love. What is your background and why did you decide to start Orange Mud? On the work side my previous career was in the me [...]

By | 2017-11-28T13:44:28+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Nutrition & Hydration, Nutrition & Hydration Review|0 Comments

Can Supplements Help Improve my Performance?

I interviewed Craig Dinkel, athlete and owner of Biotropic Labs. Biotropic labs seeks to serve athletes by giving you the ultimate edge in training for sports performance success.  There is a lot of controversy surrounding supplements so I went straight to the source.  Biotropic labs has provided me [...]

By | 2017-11-28T10:01:09+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Nutrition & Hydration, Nutrition & Hydration Review|0 Comments

Gluteus Medius Syndrome is a Common Condition that Causes Hip, Butt and Glute Pain

Hip, butt and Glute pain are caused by different conditions.  Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Minimus tears, tendonitis and tendonosis are common especially in athletes and runners. https://youtu.be/TFFtlRxXwBU It is not unusual for average doctors and therapists to either misdiagnose your Gluteus Medius [...]

By | 2017-11-10T16:34:12+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

How to Diagnose Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures are common in runners, especially young female runners. https://youtu.be/domt9SdlmW8 Recently a 15 year old competitive cross country runner presented to our clinic complaining of pain that started in her hip and would sometimes radiate down towards her knee.  She expressed that it [...]

By | 2017-11-03T11:03:49+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments