Gluteal Pain

Gluteal pain or butt pain is common for runners to develop. What makes gluteal pain difficult to fix is that it is often confused as sciatica, hip conditions like bursitis and muscle weakness .  Those that suffer from gluteal pain are commonly misdiagnosed by undertrained or misinformed doctors and [...]

By |2020-12-15T11:51:59-08:00December 15th, 2020|Glute Pain, Low Back Pain, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|0 Comments

Shin Splints and Bone Marrow Edema

I have suffered from what I thought had been shin splints for the past 2 years now. I play college soccer and am very active whether its running, lifting weights, or playing soccer. I was in a lot pain all last season. I tried limiting my running though out the summer. I thought rest would heal the [...]

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 |2020-02-12T07:46:22-08:00February 12th, 2020|Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|1 Comment

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 [...]

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