A common reason runners end up hurt is their bodies had something “out of whack” in the first place. Since chiropractors take the wellness of the body as a whole into consideration, they often work with runners to minimize the chance of re-injuring themselves or suffering a different injury. By making certain an individual’s body is in alignment and functioning properly, a chiropractor can help the runner feel comfortable moving back into the routine of running.
Running is a great form of exercise and stress relief, and many people run for years without incident. However, it’s vital to take steps up front to minimize the chances of getting hurt, including choosing proper shoes, stretching beforehand, and avoiding overexertion. If, however, you feel a twist, pop, or crack as you are out for your morning run or finishing your half marathon, know there are chiropractic treatment options available to you that will decrease pain, healing time, and the risk of re-injury.
Running is a common type of physical activity many individuals participate in but unfortunately, running is also one of the most frequent causes for damage or injury. From running a few miles to completing a marathon, the overuse of the muscles and surrounding tissues of the legs can eventually lead to injuries of the ankles, knees, or hips. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.