Chiropractic Care For Runners

Chiropractic Care For Runners

Posted by Alen Heshmat on Aug 24 2022, 11:19 PM

Chiropractic Care For Runners

Chiropractic care can be very effective for runners with pain associated with their hips, knees, IT band, hamstrings, and plantar fascia. 

If you have pain in your hip or knee while running, it’s best to see a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) for an evaluation. Chiropractic care can be very effective for runners with pain associated with their hips, knees, IT band, hamstrings, and plantar fascia. There are many reasons why runners experience pain in their legs and hips, such as:

  • Poor running form, i.e., not running with proper posture, not landing properly, or overstriding
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Tight muscles
  • Hip joint dysfunction
  • Overuse injuries

Chiropractic Care For Runners

Runners put a lot of stress on their hips and legs, which can lead to a variety of hip, knee, and leg problems. Regular chiropractic care can help relieve the stress put on runners’ bodies. Here are a few ways chiropractic adjustments can help in the following conditions.

  • IT band syndrome

IT band syndrome, or iliotibial band syndrome, is a condition that causes pain on the outside of the knee. It occurs when the IT band is too tight, or the connective tissue repeatedly rubs against the knee. This condition is common in runners. Runners often suffer from IT band syndrome due to the way they engage in their sport. Runners do not have a lot of variety in their motion. Since they mostly push off with their foot and leg, they can start to have problems because of the same motion and positioning every time.

  • Hip stress

Running puts a ton of stress on the hips, which can lead to hip pain, hip bursitis, and hip stress fractures. Hip stress fractures are tiny cracks in the bone that can be very painful. Any of these injuries can result in runners needing to take weeks, if not months, off from running. A chiropractor can manipulate the hips to help reduce pain in these areas.

  • Hamstring pain

The hamstring muscles are a group of muscles at the back of the thigh. Hamstring injuries are very common among runners. The hamstring muscle group is one of the most common areas of overuse injuries in runners. A chiropractor can manipulate the muscles of the hamstring, which can help to reduce pain.

  • Knee pain

Knee pain is another common injury among runners. Runners put a large amount of pressure on the knees, which can lead to a variety of injuries. The knees are constantly moving and flexing during running. This constant movement can lead to injuries like runner’s knee, IT band syndrome, and iliotibial band syndrome. A chiropractor can manipulate the knees and help relieve the pain.

Importance of Chiropractic Treatment For Runners

Running, especially long-distance running places a lot of stress on the body. Runners often complain of ITB syndrome, IT band strains, and hamstring pain. Runners are prone to knee injuries such as a sprained ligament or torn meniscus. The chiropractor can recommend stretches and exercises to help runners avoid injuries.

Chiropractors can help runners with hip pain, knee pain, and back pain. With their expert knowledge of anatomy and physiology, chiropractors can identify the cause of the runner’s hip, knee, and/or back pain. The chiropractor can also recommend stretches and exercises to help alleviate the pain and reduce the risk of future injuries.

Heshmat Pain Management Clinic, located at 480 California Ave suite 103 Palo Alto, CA 94306, offers chiropractic care. Dr. Heshmat and his staff in the clinic are committed to assisting you. Book an appointment for all your chiropractic needs: Call us now: (650) 470-0008.

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