Run To Your Nearest Chiropractor To Improve Your Running Performance

Runner - woman runningThere is a misconception that a chiropractor is someone whom you should call after you have suffered an injury. However, for those who are physically active, such as runners, a chiropractor can be a valuable resource not only to prevent injury, but to also improve your ability to run.

Getting The Spine in Alignment

It is the job of the chiropractor to make sure that there is a proper alignment of the spine and pelvis. When these parts of the body aren't properly aligned, runners can often suffer from:
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Patella (knee) tracking problems
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Hip bursitis
Chiropractors can help treat the misalignment of the spine and pelvis by consulting with their patients regarding the types of shoes they should wear, how and where they should run and exercises that can be performed to improve the alignment of the spine. After a treatment, runners can experience:
  • Better coordination
  • A faster reaction time
  • Better balance
  • More precision

The Source Of Your Pain Might Not Be Obvious

It can be difficult to determine the source of pain. For example, you may feel pain in your hip, but the source of the pain might be in your shoulder. Only with a diagnosis from a reputable chiropractor can you identify and treat the root cause of your pain.

You May Need Your Back Adjusted

If you haven't made a run to a nearby chiropractor, you may be long overdue to have your back adjustment. Your chiropractor will pull and press against affected joints until the joints can be slipped into more efficient positions. Add preventive chiropractic care to your training regimen as you begin preparation for your next competitive race or marathon. Contact Dr. Shane Silver to schedule an appointment.