Bethesda Chiropractic Care for Better Running Performance

Many people are now taking up recreational running than ever before and along with this, the number of injuries is also rising. Common injuries are patellofermoral pain syndromes, shin splints, flat feet, Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures, and compartmental syndromes. These are all problems associated with stress reactions to bones and soft tissues. When a person runs the skeletal system may absorb as much as to 250-300% of the runner’s weight when on the heel strike and this puts a lot of stress on the body.

A chiropractor can help a runner manage symptoms and pain associated with these problems. If symptoms are caught in the early stages then the condition can be managed and fixed in a short time. Chiropractic treatment can help with excessive pronation which is the inward rolling of the mid foot and the hind foot beyond the parameters of general walking and running. Treatments can also help with prolonged rotation of the internal extremity as well as rotation of the femur inwardly which causes stress to the pelvic region.

Chiropractic treatment can also help those with high arches who are more sensitive to fractures and stress.

Chiropractic treatment helps with injuries and pain reduction, but it’s also beneficial in the prevention of these injuries. It’s important to address alignment problems and repetitive stress before the major problems manifest themselves. If you see a chiropractor on a regular basis as a runner you can catch issue before they cause a major problem for you. It’s even more important for those at higher risk such as people with high arches or flat feet to see a chiropractor if they run regularly.

A chiropractor will evaluate the runner and show the person how to maintain good alignment as well as how to prevent injuries so there’s less chance of major problems. Your chiropractor can assess you with scans of the feet, test for imbalances in your strength, and look at your overall posture. A chiropractor can help you find a program that meets you needs so you avoid injury in the future. For more information contact Montgomery County Chiropractic at (301) 907-6533.

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Montgomery County Chiropractic
6931 Arlington Road T200
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 907-6533

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