Mill Creek is a great area for runners. It’s invigorating and it is great for overall health. But if you’re a runner you know that even minor aches and pains can mess up your ability to log miles. At Innovative Chiropractic in Mill Creek WA, we offer treatment for running injuries, as well as prevention methods for future sports injuries.
We all know that running can be very beneficial, but it can also cause injury. That’s true whether you are a top athlete training for the Olympics or just starting to train for your first event. Research has shown that throughout their running career, 82 percent of runners will face some form of injury. Some of the most common injuries are:
- Shin splints
- Runner’s knee
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
- Achilles tendinitis
Chiropractic Treatment of Running Injuries
When you visit a Chiropractor regarding a running injury, you will be asked about your medical history as well as specific questions concerning your regular running routine. The chiropractor may want to know what type of shoes you wear and also what surface you run on, in order to get an idea of your workout routine and to get a better understanding of your condition. There will be a physical exam to identify the problem and decide on the correct treatment for your injury.
The chiropractor knows that no two runners are the same. Not in the way you train or in the way you feel pain. This is why your treatment will be tailored to meet your personal needs and goals, allowing you to get back to your favorite sport as soon as possible.
The techniques used may vary depending on your specific injury and may include some of the following:
- Spinal adjustments, particularly of the lumbar spine and pelvis
- Adjustments to the lower limb joints
- Massage and trigger point therapy
- Ice or heat application
- Dry needling
- Footwear modification
- Arch supports
- Stretching and exercise rehabilitation
Whether you run outside in the beautiful Mill Creek area or inside on a treadmill, whether you run competitively or simply for fun, a running injury can crop up at any time. Don’t let sports injuries keep you off of your fitness path. Contact us at Innovative Chiropractic Rehab & Massage to schedule an appointment.