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Category: Running Injuries

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……”.  When […]

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Hi there Dr. Runco,   I found you via google and you’ve become my last resort after 4 orthopedic surgeon visits, chiropractors, podiatrists and now in twice a week physical therapy. Wow….that is a lot of hands in the proverbial pot!  Do they all agree on what is wrong and how to correct it or […]

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Dr. Runco please help! I had an MRI which shows mild 2nd toe flexor tenosynovitis and “no fracture line identified.” The podiatrist said I have a stress fracture. Your helpful video said the treatment is the same though, so that is comforting. A boot to the knee was ordered. Anything else I can do to […]

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Metatarsalgia and Morton’s 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 […]

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ITBS, Hamstring Tear or Stress Fracture….Make the Call   History: A patient training for his 4th marathon presented complaining of pain in his lateral, posterior thigh that gets progressively worse while running and seems to be accompanied by groin pain on the same side.  He stated that the pain began 3 weeks ago and increases […]

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What is a plantar plate tear?  How do I know if I have one?  The metatarsal pads the doctor gave me hurt worse than the injury!  I tried PRP it did not work!  My doctor is recommending a cast, do I need that? What is a plantar plate tear?   A plantar plate is a […]

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Hey Doc please help, 22 years old, thought I’d have chronic pain forever, it got worse. Doctor took interest, diagnosed plantar plate tear. Pain getting worse each day post-op. Same old distinctive pain. Please please please please please tell me there are other answers if the surgery doesn’t work!!! From your description could have; 1. […]

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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 […]

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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 pinpoint the cause. I am […]

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Greg Billington is an amazing athlete.  He is the number one ranked American in Triathlon and short of a disaster will be representing the USA in Rio De Jeneiro in the 2016 Olympics.  Not only is Greg a spectacular athlete but he is coached by one of the best, Paulo Sousa.  Given this you would […]

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    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 than forefoot running and therefore must cause more injuries.  In fact, these reports are erroneous. […]

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custom orthotics correct knee and foot pain

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 used to correct abnormal alignment of your […]

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