Chiropractic Care For Runners

by Administrator 12. November 2012 07:38

Running regularly is one way to stay healthy and fit. No doubt, it has several health benefits, but it often leads to a number of serious injuries also associated with running. Most of these injuries include shin splints, patellofermoral pain syndromes, flat feet and stress fractures. While running, the musculoskeletal system absorbs up to 300% of the runner’s weight on the heel strike, this exerts stress on the body which may further lead to injuries.

If you are a runner and experiencing pain or have any history of injury, you should seek chiropractic help. Chiropractors are experts in diagnosing, treating and also preventing a number of muscular and skeletal problems. They generally help alleviate pain and symptoms associated with running using a variety of proven techniques. Best of all, they can help keep you running at your best!

According to the chiropractors, the sooner the symptoms are caught, the more effectively and quickly the problems can be managed and treated. These specialists can help in treating over pronation, ‘the inward rolling of the foot beyond the acceptable parameters of general standing, walking and running’ and also those who have very high arches and are very sensitive to stress reactions and fractures. The biggest advantage of chiropractic care to runners and athletes is preventive care. It’s much easier to maintain good health and prevent injury than to treat somebody already suffering from pain.

Most of the running related problems are caused by alignment problems that take time to develop, and an even longer time for the pain to start. If our bodies were perfectly aligned, then we would be able to cope with the regular stress that running brings along. However, only a  few of us have perfect alignment, and in many cases people with flat feet are at a higher risk of developing fractures due to extra cumulative stress to the body.

We at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness give a good overall evaluation and teach our patients how to prevent injuries and maintain good alignment, thereby reducing the chance of injury. If you are looking for preventive treatment, we can help evaluate your condition by offering scans of your feet and an analysis of your posture. For more details, you can visit us at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at (254) 698-1600.


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