Injuries

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Injuries 2017-05-19T11:32:19+00:00

Anything and everything Injury Related

Lower Back Pain Conditions and Treatment

It is commonly thought that roughly 80% of people will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives.  Because such a large number of people suffer from it many doctors erroneously believe that lower back pain is “normal” and will simply go a...

Lumbar Disc Injuries and Treatment

Did you know that not all back is a result of the same condition? In fact there are many conditions that can cause lower back pain. The ten most common we see in our back pain clinic are https://www.sdri.net/10-common-lower-back-pain-conditions/ with...

Lower Body Injuries

Lower body injuries are common in athletes but happen in non-athletes as well. We will consider any injury that begins at the level of the lumbar spine (low back) or below as a lower body injury. Some examples of injuries that affect the lower body...

Disc Bulges, Protrusions, Herniations and Extrusions

There are 4 stages to disc injury.  Disc injuries are commonly misdiagnosed or under diagnosed by doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors.  The result of this misdiagnosis is long term worsening of the condition. Stage 1 – Disc swelling/bulging – ...

Achilles Bursitis

Achilles or retrocalcaneal bursitis is a common running injury that afflicts many runners we have seen at the San Diego Running Institute. It is often confused with achilles tendonitis and therefore has become a chronic condition. The runner will usually...

Achilles Tendonitis

What is Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles tendonitis is a common running injury. It can be related to the runner: Having tight calf muscles Having high foot arches Doing speed training Doing hill repeats Achilles Tendonitis Symptoms The...

Achilles Tendonopathy

Achilles Tendonosis/Tendonopathy is a newly recognized disorder. It is common in runners and other athletes. The condition is not understood by most and is very confusing to the patient. The achilles tendon has poor regenerative capability which is why...

Bunions

What are Bunions Bunions are also called Hallux Valgus which is the anatomical way of saying your toe is deviating away from the midline of your body.  Bunions can develop from an inherited bony structural defect in your foot or can develop over ...

Gluteus Medius Syndrome (Runner's Butt)

What is Gluteus Medius Syndrome a.k.a. Runner's Butt The Gluteus Medius muscle is a very important muscle found deep to the Gluteus Maximus and overlying the Gluteus Minimus.  Its primary function is to contract isometrically and help provide support ...

Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the more common running injuries I see at the San Diego Running institute. The runner often complains that they have pain in their heel or arch that is worse in the morning and gradually “warms up”. They also say that the pain get...

Heel Spurs

Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis…..is there a Difference? The History You can easily see the heel spur, or as I like to call it, “Hell Spur” in the above X-ray. This patient began to experience pain in their heel region after a typical trail run. ...

High Hamstring Tendonopathy

High Hamstring Tendonopathy (also known as High Hamstring Tendinopathy) is a condition that affects runners. It is most often seen among long distance runners that like to incorporate speed training and hill repeats. 3 Minute Video - High Hamstring Tendonopathy...

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a common type of running knee injury. This video and article will help you identify ITBS symptoms, causes, and treatment options. 3 Minute Video - ITBS Causes & Treatment What is ITBS? The Iliotibial band is...

Ischial Bursitis

Ischial Bursitis is a common type of running injury. This painful inflammatory condition results in a deep aching sensation in the runner's involved hip. This video and article will help you identify Ischial Bursitis symptoms, common misdiagnoses, causes, ...

Leg Length Discrepancy

What is Leg Length Discrepancy? A Leg Length Inequality or Leg Length Discrepancy is exactly as it sounds. One or more bones (the Femur or thigh bone, the Tibia or shin bone, and/or the joint spacing within the knee) are unequal in total length when...

Lower Back Pain/Sciatica

Lower back pain is a common condition that affects roughly 80% of the population at some point in their lives.  Not all lower back pain is due to the same causes though.  It is common for people to relate their lower back pain to me as “sciatica” when ...

Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is a painful condition we frequently see at the San Diego Running Institute. This video and article will define "metatarsalgia" and provide possible causes and treatment options for metatarsal pain. 2 Minute Video - Metatarsalgia Symptoms...

Morton's Neuroma

What is Morton's Neuroma? Morton's Neuroma is a condition we frequently see at the San Diego Running Institute. It is often misdiagnosed or confused with plantar fasciitis or Metatarsalgia . Morton's Neuroma occurs when the metatarsal bones become...

Metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma, and Ball of Foot Pain

There are a couple of legitimate reasons why someone could experience pain in the ball of their foot.  It could be a Morton’s Neuroma, Metatarsalgia, torn Plantar Plate ligament, or a Stress fracture in the metatarsal.  Since I treat patients daily wit...

Osgood-Schlatters Disease

What is it? Osgood-Schlatters Disease is a common diagnosis given to young, athletic boys suffering from pain in the front of their knee and below their kneecap that is sharp and stabbing when they run. It generally begins quickly in a run and progresses...

Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) / Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome (PFSS) / Runners Knee / Chondromalacia These are all different names for the same exact condition.  Because there are so many different names used to describe this painful knee co...

Piriformis Syndrome/Pain

Piriformis Syndrome is a common type of running injury. This video and article will help you identify piriformis pain symptoms as well as distinguish between Piriformis Pain and Sciatica. 2 Minute Video - Piriformis Pain or Sciatica? The Piriformis ...

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition that can cause foot pain, heel pain, and/or arch pain. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of this common running injury, including Dr. Runco's recommendations for plantar fasciitis treatment options. 2 Minute...

Plantar Plate Sprains

Plantar Plate sprains (also known as Plantar Plate Tears) are common, painful conditions that can affect runners of all ages and experience levels. What is a Plantar Plate Sprain? A sprain is a torn ligament.  Sprains occur in varying degrees ...

Sesamoiditis

Sesamoiditis, Fractured Sesamoid Bones and Bi-Partite Sesamoid Bones Sesamoiditis is a painful condition that affects the area of your foot beneath you big toe. Sesamoid bones are small accessory bones that reside under your first metatarsal and function...

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) Shin Splints or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is typically described as sharp radiating pain that occurs while running and either gets progressively worse with every step or seems to warm up as you...

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are common in those new to running and sport, women, and certain ethnic groups. The most common sites are the shins, hips and feet. Stress fractures occur because the forces placed on your bone exceed its ability to adapt. This results...

Structural Hallux Limits

What is Structural Hallux Limitis? Hallux Limitis also called Structural Hallux Limitis (SHL) is a condition that affects your big toe joint where it connect to your first metatarsal.  This area is sometimes also referred to as the “ball of the fo...

Tendonosis/Tendonopathy

Tendonosis or Tendonopathy is a new term used to describe painful conditions that occur at tendons in response to overuse. Recent published medical research suggests there IS NO inflammation present in these conditions!  So traditional treatments such ...

Upper Body Injuries

Upper body injuries are common in athletes but happen in non-athletes as well. We will consider any injury that begins above the level of the lumbar spine (low back) as an upper body injury. Some examples of injuries that affect the upper body are...

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint that affects many people everyday.  This intense pain can result from a number of injuries, disorders and or diseases.  Many of these soft tissue type injuries are a direct result from contact sports, falls and motor v...

Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome

https://youtu.be/9uvWhgivpDc Shoulder Impingement Syndrome  There are a few structures that are commonly impinged in the shoulder.  The rotator cuff and the bursa are by far the most common.   The Rotator Cuff consists of 4 muscles.  When the rota...