Running Injury - Sports Chiropractor Chicago
Advanced Chiropractic Care in Chicago for Running Injuries, Runner's Knee Pain & Back Pain
Chiropractic care can help runners run longer and more efficiently by addressing musculoskeletal issues prior to the onset of injury and/or chronic conditions. Chiropractic can prevent running injuries because it emphasizes proper alignment and body mechanics. One of the most common ailments that bring runners into a chiropractic office would be a pelvic misalignment. Misalignment of the spine and pelvis puts unnecessary pressure and tension on one particular body part rather than an equal distribution of pressure. There are several causes of improper alignment. These include: running in the same direction on the same course every day, running often on slanted services, such as a beach, and not replacing shoes every few hundred miles.
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The specific injuries that many runners suffer from include:
> Plantar fasciitis: - pain in a specific area of the bottom of the foot near the heel
> Shin splints: - pain on the shin bone, or the front of the lower leg,
> Runners' knee: - pain the knee cap during running and after the knee has been flexed for an extended amount of time
> Iliotibial Band Syndrome: - pain that is located on the outside of the knee that gets particularly aggravated with pressure and with running
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Physical exercise, going to the gym, or playing sports isn’t naturally dangerous, and neither is running, but there are plenty of ways that can lead to injury.
- Have poor running forum
- Are not resting enough
- Have insufficient nutrition and hydration
- Train too much
- Are wearing shoes that don’t fit properly
- Run on difficult terrain
Then you are putting your body at risk to harm while you get your daily dose of exercise. Though likely, these factors aren’t the only reason you can experience pain while running; genetics, such as flat feet or bad knees, and past trauma, can also play a demanding role in the way your body handles running. A few of the common injuries we have witnessed from runners are:
- Back Pain: Lower back pain from running is extremely common. The way you run and the way your body absorbs the shock every step you take puts your back at risk. Things like herniated disks can pinch the nerves in your spine and cause numbness and pain in the back.
- Knee Pain: Have you ever been running and felt like your knees were just going to buckle? Runners knee is common for those who run excessively and on rough terrain. Your tendons, ligaments, and muscles are all working together, and strains/ tears can easily happen. If you are experiencing knee pain, take a break and immediately see a chiropractor at Advanced Spine and Sports Care.
- Foot, Ankle, and Leg Pain: Your feet, legs, and ankles take the most pressure and stress when going out for a jog, and they are at the most risk of injury. Overdoing it with exercise can lead to excruciating pain and long-lasting problems. If you Symptoms that you are experiencing issues from running are:
- Decreased Range of Motion
- Stiffness in the Joints
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, even if you experienced a minor injury and the symptoms seem to “go away,” there could be terrifying underlying factors. If these go undetected, you risk putting your body in serious harm. Chiropractic care can help contact Advanced Spine and Sports Care.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for a Running Injury
At Advanced Spine and Sports Care, we have vast experience treating all types of running and sports injuries. Our team of specialists can help you get back on your feet doing the things you love in no time. Chiropractic care for injuries caused by running is incredibly beneficial. Our years of experience allow us to thoroughly evaluate your body and identify any injury that poses a risk. Not only will we help relieve pain and symptoms, but we will also work directly with you to develop a detailed plan on strengthening your body to avoid any serious injuries. No matter how small or bad the injury, we guarantee a team of specially trained and ready experts to help you live your life doing the things that you love to do.
Ways to Prevent Injuries Caused by Running
If you love to run, you already know that each time your foot hits the ground, it can take a toll on your body. From shin splints to a runner’s knee, any injury can put you in agonizing pain and take time away from training, or even worse; it can lead to serious and permanent injury. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, you can do a few things to prevent problems that are caused by running. Here is what you can do.
Warming up can be boring, especially when you just want to hit the open road and get your exercise. But, warming up is an essential part of any workout routine. Here is a quick warm-up that you can use before going out for a run.
- Raising your knee slowly to your chest
- Hip circles
- Ankle circles
One of the most common causes of injuries when running is that the runner loses focus. Whether it is running too fast or running on extremely tough terrain, it is essential that you are aware of what you are doing at all times during your run. Here are a few things you can do:
- Know where you are running
- Practice proper breathing, deep breath in through the nose and a deep breath out through the mouth
- Run on even ground
- If you are going running on hills or rough terrain, make sure you have the proper footwear.
Take a Break
Running is exhilarating, but you need to know when it’s time to take a break. Do not push yourself too much; if you feel like your body has had enough and you are experiencing intense strain, take a rest and let your body heal.
Contact Advanced Spine & Sports Care in Chicago for Running Injury Treatment & Prevention
At Advanced Spine and Sports Care, our number one goal is to make sure you can keep on training with no problems at all. If you spend your time running through the beautiful city of Chicago or the Chicagoland area and are experiencing issues when running, contact Advanced Spine and Sports Care, and we will design a specialized plan for you.
Most of these injuries experienced by runners are in soft tissues- muscles ligaments, and tendons. Chiropractic is especially effective with these concerns because not only does chiropractic support the spine to correct spinal misalignments, but chiropractic can also work with soft tissue injuries. If you are dealing with any of these concerns, or are an avid runner wanting to avoid injury, chiropractic care is for you. Give us a call at Advanced Spine and Sports Care today 773-868-0347.