The weather has finally broken and you’re ready to get out and start running outdoors again! Inevitably, your first run of the season leaves you achy and in pain and you’re realizing its time to address some issues with your body, it’s time to see your Chiropractor.
While running can be hugely therapeutic to the mind, reducing stress and releasing lots of hormones that make us feel good, the physical stress on the body is not to be forgotten. With Chiropractic care, you may be able to keep running and enjoy the therapeutic effects again without pain!
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Generally, the injuries and complaints that I see in my office that result from running are from repetitive motions and overuse. Of course aging doesn’t help the body’s ability to recover and repair as well, and over time you create chronic issues that can add up over time if not addressed.
Chiropractors have the ability to treat your entire body from subluxed joints to soft tissue dysfunction and get you running again. Once we’ve narrowed down what the issue is with a full physical exam including muscle testing, we can get to treatment!
Many options are available to help a runner:
- instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
- joint manipulation
- insoles/proper foot support
- supplements to your diet
- strengthening exercises
- Proper stretching advice
- Ice/Heat advice
- Sports Taping
- & More
If you’re thinking about giving up on running due to pain or discomfort, don’t throw in the towel just yet. Let us give you a full examination and diagnosis on your pain and get you back to running again.