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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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A young, pleasant woman came to my office today complaining of pain in the front of her knee while driving. She explained that it never hurt while she was doing any other activities including running and stand up paddle boarding. She told me that recently while driving back from Central California she had to pull […]

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  “Choosing the Right Brand of Athletic Tape / Kinesiotape” There are many different types of sports tape/ kinesiotape on the market today.  Years ago “White Athletic Tape” was the gold standard in the athletic training world.  As of recently, that tape had been replace by new and improved “Kinesiotape” or “K-tape”.  This new tape […]

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ITB causes stabbing pain in the lateral knee

My name is (left out for privacy reasons) . I am 19 years old and live in Valley Center, KS. I am an obstacle racer. I compete in events such as Spartan Race, Hard Charge, and Superhero Scramble. Recently I have been struggling to stay healthy thanks to the dreaded iliotibial band syndrome. It has […]

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A patient recently asked “Hi I’m Santiago, an avid runner. I’ve done a few of your trail runs (which were awesome) and i follow dirt devils on face book and I have to say its awesome reading all the informative things you post. Thanks for that. I’m a Palm Springs native and so far all […]

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muscle imbalance in runner

Hip and knee pain are common in runners.  When mild pain and discomfort turns to severe pain and pain AFTER running a bigger problem might be developing.  Runners often minimize their painful issue until it blows up on them. A patient recently asked, “After I run, I have pain in left hip and left knee. […]

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A patient recently asked “What kind of effects can a leg-length discrepancy have on running and walking? How would you treat it?”  I am told by patients on a regular basis that their well intentioned but ignorant doctor told them “having one leg longer than the other is normal, everyone has that”.  While that statement […]

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I recently examined a runner who complained of knee pain while running.  Their diagnosis was not hard to figure out…….they had Chondromalacia (Runners Knee) due to abnormal patella tracking.  Patella tracking errors are common but the reasons WHY the patella can track abnormally vary.  Only a thorough orthopedic and biomechanical exam can reveal the true […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)…..or is it? Iliotibial Band Syndrome or ITBS is a common condition that affects beginner long distance runners.  It can also affect experienced long distance runners who make the leap to ultra running or have a long lay off from running and return to excessive distance too quickly.  Pain or discomfort will […]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome I had the pleasure to examine a female runner with moderate long distance running experience recently.  She has run 20-25 miles a week for years with one full marathon and 15 half marathons under her belt.  She is also a well known fitness trainer in San Diego and prides herself on cross […]

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A female runners with 3 years of marathoning experience presented to my office yesterday complaining of persistent lateral knee pain while running.  She stated that it started during the 2013 Carlsbad Half Marathon around mile 6 and felt like someone was stabbing her with an ice pick in the side of her knee.  She limped […]

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I examined a young female runner yesterday.  It seems at the Chicago Marathon the outside of her knee started getting extremely painful at mile 20.  It was severe enough that she went to the medical tent.  They could not help her so she sucked it up, crushed the last 6 miles and qualified for Boston!  […]

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