How to treat running injuries effectively

treat running injuries

According to research, 82% of runners will experience some form of injury throughout their running career. It doesn’t matter if you are an elite athlete training for a marathon or simply starting out on training for your first 5km event. If you are a runner, it’s more than likely you will need the help of a professional to treat running injuries effectively. At Our Chiro Brisbane, we have the training and experience to help you get back on your feet.

Although running can be extremely beneficial, it can lead to injury.

Some of the most common running injuries include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Runner’s knee

How Does Chiropractic Treat Running Injuries and Help Runners?

When you visit Our Chiro Brisbane – either for your running injury or to see how you can prevent running injuries – your chiropractor will ask you about your medical history and ask specific questions regarding your running routine.

Questions may include what type of surface you run on and what type of shoes you wear. We essentially want to get an idea of your workout routine. This way, we will better understand your condition and what your expectations are.

There will also be a physical exam to identify the problem and develop a strategy for the correct treatment.

No runner is alike. Not in the way you train or in the way pain affects you personally.

At Our Chiro Brisbane, we know this and will tailor your treatment to meet your specific needs and goals to get you back to the sport you love.

Runners may have different injuries, therefore the treatment techniques used may vary. Techniques and treatments used may include some of the following, depending on your specific injury:

  • Adjustments to the joints of the lower limb.
  • Spinal adjustments, more so of the lumbar spine & pelvis.
  • Massage & trigger point therapy.
  • Dry needling.
  • Kinesiotaping.
  • Stress fractures
  • ITB pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ice or heat application & advice.
  • Footwear modification.
  • Arch supports.
  • Stretching & exercise rehabilitation

At Our Chiro Brisbane, we will work with you to treat running injuries as quickly and effectively as possible. We provide thorough assessments and tailored treatments in order to provide you with the best possible care.

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