Running is popular. It requires little equipment to perform, you don’t have to possess a gym membership to participate, the options for run routes are practically endless including park paths and roads and wilderness trails, and the potential for cardiovascular gains and for desired physique are terrific. But like all methods of exercise, there’s a caveat: a person who runs regularly does run a risk of injuring themselves.
The physical risks involved in running are numerous, but overall the reasons for injury are due to the method of performance: every step we take on the pavement sends a shock wave through the skeletal system, and each wave stresses the body and potentially damages the knees, hips, back, neck, etc. If you run there’s no way to avoid stress on the body. Evidence suggests that dirt trails are easier on the body than pavement, but that doesn’t mean that running dirt trails won’t cause your skeletal system stress, and possibly develop injury.
Chiropractic therapy is effective at getting runners back on their feet. Chiropractic therapy can help a runner suffering from pain or limitation in his or her back, neck, hips, etc. Chiropractic medicine has been proven to help heal stressed and injured muscles, joints. Common running injuries include sprains and strains and trauma to the joints. Soft tissues around the joints can benefit greatly from regular chiropractic treatment. Chiropractors can treat the entire body; if you have an image of a chiropractor as someone who only cracks a person’s neck or who only works on a person’s back, then it’s time to expand your image to the possibilities of chiropractic therapy.
A chiropractor will also be able to treat a person’s back. The spine takes a lot of abuse while a person runs, and a chiropractor will be able to determine the extent of the abuse and help to treat it.
If you are a runner and you are ready to explore the possibilities of treatment via chiropractic medicine, then make an appointment with your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic today.