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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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Hey Doc I need your help.  Everytime I start a running program I develop pain on the inside of my shins.  It always gets worse and I have to stop running.  My doctor and physio are stumped.  Now I have started to try anything because I am so desperate.  Please help! signed “Sammy the Shin” I […]

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Hi Dr Runco I am hoping you can help me, please see my responses in italics I am currently 55 years old and have suffered with foot pain for 22 years. I used to do quite a bit of running in my 20’s. After pain developed in the ball of both feet and in my […]

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The problem with common sense is……. it just ain’t that common.  I read a doctors report and description recently that really illustrates this ever increasing problem.  I have been treating sports injuries for 15 years and am often appalled at how patients are misdiagnosed, underserved or not treated at all or have their injury completely […]

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I have been treating plantar fasciitis going on 15 years.  My training in school on how to effectively treat this condition was abysmal to put it mildly.  I was lucky compared to most Chiropractic students that I had additional training in athletic training and exercise rehabilitation.  I knew that the nonsense that was taught in […]

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A middle aged local runner presented to my clinic last week complaining of heel pain while running   He explained that it had started 2 months ago and had gotten progressively worse.  He had already been to his primary care MD who told him….yep you guessed it…”stop running”.  He then went to see a chiropractor in […]

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Hi Deb, I am truly sorry to hear about your situation.  I too have been sidelined by running injuries from time to time and there is nothing more frustrating.  You asked a very insightful questions.  I added my response in red bold. Hi! I am recovering from many running injuries -seems it is always something. […]

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Surgery for Flat Feet? I had the pleasure of meeting a young man last night.  He was the last patient of the evening and my staff had “squeezed” him in at the end of the night (“squeezing” him in equates to a late dinner for me).  He had a long and horrific history dating back […]

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I had a guy come to see me for chronic leg pain yesterday.  He was from out of state and decided to have a trip to San Diego and come see me at the same time.  He had been told he had Shin Splints and that he should not run by his primary doctor.  Don’t […]

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I recently examined a young man suffering from horrible heel pain.  The pain was so severe at this point that it caused him to limp while walking, running was out of the question.  After a thorough physical examination i diagnosed him with Achilles insertion tendonosis.  Tendonosis differs from tendonitis in that the tissue is not […]

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A good friend was suffering from Plantar Fasciitis.  He did not want to come see me because I was not on his insurance plan.  I get it.  He was seeing what in my opinion are incompetent doctors.  I was advising him “on the side” anyway and really did not like the way his foot doctor […]

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