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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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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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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 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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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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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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Yesterday was a long day.  I started at 8am treating patients straight through 5pm.  Then I had a few X-rays and MRI’s to review that had been sitting on my pile of “to do’s”.  I finally finished that about 6:30 and had to start making a pair of custom orthotics for another patient.  I walked […]

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