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How a Sport Medicine Chiropractor Can Improve Your Running

Posted on: June 5th, 2012 by admin 2 Comments

Sport Medicine Chiropractic BrandonIf you like to run, it can be a real blow to your lifestyle if you suffer an injury. You may have to take time away from hitting the pavement, and no dedicated runner wants to do that. If you think about it, running puts your body under a lot of stress. Just the impact of your foot on the ground when running is equal to a force that of two to three times your body weight. It’s a repetitive injury waiting to happen.

Injuries can happen because you’re wearing bad shoes, have trained improperly, or place your foot on the ground wrong. Common runner’s injuries include strained and sprained ankles, plantar fascitis, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, runner’s knee, Illiotibial Band Friction Syndrome, and stress fractures.

A good way to prevent injury and to maximize your capacity as a runner is to see a sport medicine chiropractor. He or she can adjust your body so that you no longer perform the movements that result in injury.

A sport medicine chiropractor can actually repair damage and correct the biomechanical function of your body so that your joints and soft tissues are allowed to heal and you don’t suffer from a recurrent injury.

Some issues can be corrected without chiropractic adjustments. For instance, if you’re wearing the wrong kind of shoes, switching to appropriate footwear can make all the difference. Remember: proper arch support and cushion along the ball of the foot and heel are key.

It may also be found that you simply use the wrong technique while running. If this is the case, therapeutic tape may be used to correct your form and ease injured or strained muscles. Your technique will also be studied to see if there is a particular thing you’re doing wrong that’s contributing to your pain.

If your body is out of alignment and that’s what causing you to use poor form, a sport medicine chiropractor will likely use soft tissue mobilization using instruments or joint manipulation to correct these problems.

The key to a successful recovery and prevention plan is to get an individualized treatment plan. Only then can you be certain that your running will actually improve. As with any form of medicine, a standardized approach will only get you so far. That’s why it’s essential that you seek out a professional if you’re currently dealing with pain from running or if you wish to improve your technique.

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