We all know that person who gets up at 6am and runs five miles, then competes in every 5k or 10k in the area. Perhaps you’re even that person! Or maybe you’re a newbie, just getting started, or an occasional runner who doesn’t take it too seriously.
No matter your level of experience and ability, injuries can happen to anyone. And that’s the last thing you want, because one injury can sideline you for days or weeks as you heal. Seeking chiropractic care can help you prevent injuries, ward off recurring ones, and often heal new injuries faster.
How can chiropractic care accomplish these goals?
Proper posture and alignment. Many running injuries are repeated strain injuries, from repetitive stress placed on a body part. Chiropractic care addresses any misalignments in your spine, which can contribute to improper form and posture. Keeping your spine properly aligned can ensure that your weight is distributed correctly on joints like hips, knees, and ankles.
Pain management and/or relief. If you suffer from any type of injury, you need quick relief so that you can resume your usual activities. Chiropractic care addresses the root cause of the injury, rather than just the symptoms, helping you to heal faster.
Addressing your pain helps in another way. Often when a body part is hurting, we alter our movements or gait just slightly to compensate. But this can place stress on yet another part of the body. Relieving the pain helps you to return to correct form, and prevents new, related injuries from occurring.
Enhanced performance. When your spine is correctly aligned, your body works more efficiently as a whole. Your movements are easier and more fluid, and coordination increases. All of these factors can combine to help you become a better runner.
Whether you’ve been running for years or just started, call us about supportive chiropractic care. We can address any postural problems or injuries. Chiropractic care will also help you to maintain a healthy spine, which affects all areas of your health and performance.