Running Injuries & Chiropractic
You’re running before work on a rainy Wednesday morning in Kelowna. Out of the blue, your knee starts to hurt and the pain increases with every step. Why is it happening? And how can you prevent similar injuries in the future?
What Injuries Can Happen to Runners?
Various body regions can be affected by running, with most running injuries being caused by repetitive stress on those regions.
According to a 2015 review of studies, the knees, legs, and feet are the most common injury areas for runners. The review breaks d
own the location-specific incidence of running injuries as follows:Location-specific pain can happen in:
- Knees: 7.2 to 50 percent
- Foot: 5.7 to 39.3 percent
- Upper leg: 3.4 to 38.1 percent
- Lower leg: 9.0 to 32.2 percent
- Ankles: 3.9 to 16.6 percent
- Lower back: 5.3 to 19.1 percent
One of the most common overuse injuries is patellofemoral syndrome, which is also referred to as runner’s knee. This type of pain is in the front of your knee and around your kneecap, and can cause pain that is dull and gets worse with prolonged sitting and exercising, jumping, and walking up stairs. Other common injuries include shin splints and hamstring injuries.
Who Can Help with Running Injuries?
Before you turn to medication and surgery, you might want to consider other treatment options. Chiropractors and other practitioners such as Registered Massage Therapists and Acupuncturists can help you return to your pre-injury state. Harmony Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic in Kelowna, BC offers chiropractic treatment, Registered Massage Therapy ( RMT ), and Acupuncture treatment to help get runners us and running again.
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Runners?
Chiropractic treatment can increase motion
– visiting a chiropractor can help you become more flexible and allow more movement in your joints
Chiropractors address multiple areas of the body
– your body works as a whole to execute movement, and chiropractors understand the connection between the different areas of your body.
Dr. Harmony Mir and the rest of the team at Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic are fully equipped to help you recover from your running injuries. If you would like to book an appointment with a chiropractor, massage therapist, or acupuncturist in Kelowna, give our clinic a call at (250) 868-8086 or visit our online booking site https://harmonychiropracticclinic.janeapp.com .