Chiropractors have been helping running athletes with their performance status for many years. Both professional and amateur runners alike seek chiropractic care as a means of increasing overall health. Successful runners depend on their chiropractors to help them build better health, wellness and performance levels.
Studies indicate that chiropractic care can build an athlete’s performance, providing athletes with a significant edge. Chiropractic treatments provide development in nerve functioning and improved connections between the body and the brain.
Runners with proper vertebrae positioning demonstrate superior coordination, sharpened reaction time, reductions in injury, better precision and accuracy, strengthened muscles and heightened balance. Together these improvements generally lead to both a higher athletic performance and better quality of life.
Chiropractic Care and Running Injuries
The two main types of injuries that runners can sustain are overuse injury and acute trauma. The most common issue with runners is an injury caused by overuse. Acute trauma is a sudden injury like a broken bone or torn ligament. The following are three of the most common running problems that chiropractors treat.
The Achilles tendon connects the heel to the muscles in the calf. This part of the leg is a common area where runners experience injuries. This chronic issue can be prevented by ceasing to run whenever discomfort arises. If the Achilles tendon is in pain, seek help immediately. Not only will the tendon be assessed, the feet will be evaluated as well. Orthotics may need to be prescribed as part of the chiropractic treatment to properly align the feet and tendons.
The symptoms of shin splints include soreness on the front and sides of the shin bone. This problem can be caused by a variety of factors including muscle fatigue, poorly fitting shoes, fallen arches, inadequate warm up exercises, deficient running mechanics and running on surfaces that have no give. Shin splints can be prevented by wearing proper running shoes that offer quality shock absorption, better running form, effective calf stretching, and through the use of sports tape.
Runners knee develops when the cartilage covering the knee cap becomes softened. This causes sections of the cartilage to experience too little or too much pressure which can result in deterioration of the innermost knee cap surface. Pain and discomfort are typically experienced while running and after being seated for extended periods of time.
Regardless of whether you are running to exercise or in competitive races, chiropractic care will increase your performance as well as your health and well-being. Chiropractic care offers adjustments that will ensure your vertebrae are positioned properly and enables you to be the best you can be. Your health is of utmost importance. Take good care of it!
If you’re in need of chiropractic care due to a running injury, contact Tieperman Health & Wellness at (214) 705-1799 to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor today!
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