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Posts Tagged ‘Running Injuries’

DrRunco@sdri.net

    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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The Plantaris tendon travels just beneath the Gastroc

I have been treating calf injuries in runners for 16 years.  I thought I had seen it all, in addition to the usual suspects like Achilles tendonitis and tendonosis I have successfully treated ruptured Achilles tendons, Soleus tendonosis and Haglund’s Deformities (pump bumps) the size of walnuts.  I recently had a humbling experience that was […]

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This is a recent account of a Triathlete and Marathon runner who had been diagnosed with stress fractures in both Tibias and told not to run for 5 weeks…..good thing she didn’t listen! I was diagnosed with bilateral tibia stress fractures in mid-April after having a bone scan on both lower legs. The thought of […]

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DrRunco@sdri.net

Stress fractures are a common occurrence in runners.  Typically it is seen in newer runners or in runners that increase their weekly mileage too quickly.  I recently experienced a stress fracture in my lower left shin (tibia) after an extended break from running even though I have 10 years of continuous ultramarathon running training on […]

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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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Taping sports injuries is all the rage right now.  While the tape can be helpful in some instances in others it is useless.  Taping injuries requires some measure of anatomical knowledge, understanding of muscle movement and joint function.  Practice also makes one better at taping.  This short video explains how K-Tape works……it is not magic […]

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Eliminate pain, rehab faster while you run on the AlterG

Announcing the Next Step in the Evolution of Rehabilitation The Pro 200 at San Diego Running Institute Over three-quarters of all NFL and NBA teams use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.  The coaches and trainers of the top teams around the country use the Pro 200 with their athletes to improve conditioning, performance, and speed as well […]

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The San Diego Union Tribune recently called upon Dr. Runco, of the San Diego Running Institute, for his expertise on two different sports and health related issue. He was quoted in both articles; the first addressed often misdiagnosed Achilles injuries and the second focused on the risks of dehydration when exercising. Runners Suffer Achilles Injuries and Misdiagnosis  […]

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This is for my son. Grew 8 inches in last two years. Competitive distance runner-avg. 65 miles a week. Diagnosed with anterior pelvic tilt. Stretched, rolled, strengthened, massaged back to health but it appears to be coming back. Leg length is slight but noticeable if you look at his hips. Scoliosis slight, could be functional. […]

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sports hernia

There are two different types of hernia’s that can occur in the lower abdominal and groin regions: Sports Hernia Inguinal Hernia Learn more about both types of lower abdominal/groin region hernias, as well as hernia symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Sports Hernia The first is a “sports hernia” and is very common amongst active individuals.  This […]

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SDRI YouTube Channel if full of information and resources

See YouTube Videos by SDRI & Dr. Runco Dr. Runco and the SDRI Team Members have been producing a collection of videos that will prove useful – and entertaining – for runners, athletes, and anyone finding themselves injured or recovering from an injury. They are also a great resource to learn more about injuries, sports […]

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