Chiropractic Care for Running Injuries

March 16, 2014

Running injuries are fairly common because of its repetitive and impactful nature. Not only do injuries occur due to falls and twists, but microscopic tears and pulls can occur from overuse of the muscles and soft tissues. Both types of injury can cause the body to build up scar tissue, which limits movement, shortens muscles and causes pain.


Active Release Therapy (ART) is used by many doctors of chiropractic to help runners recover from the various forms of injury they face in their sport. Using a combination of deep massage and manual adjustment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and other connective tissues, chiropractic care for athletes helps break down scar tissue formed by the body. It may be somewhat painful at first, but the benefits far outweigh any discomfort.

Breaking down scar tissue allows muscles to lengthen properly and helps release nerves that may have been compressed. This helps restore your natural range of motion, as well as significantly reducing pain from nerves and soft tissues compressed by the formation of scar tissue. This practice also allows proper oxygen flow to the tissue and helps speed up the healing process.

Chiropractors perform biomechanical analysis to assess which areas of muscle and nerves are affected by the injury. They will typically form a care plan that may include several forms of therapy, including ART, in order to restore movement, flexibility and strength to the athlete’s body. For many, chiropractic care for athletes restores their ability to perform their sport without invasive surgeries or potentially harmful drugs.

The bottom line in chiropractic care — if you’re alive and have subluxations, you’re better off alive without nerve interference. Chiropractic Lifecare of America is one of the nation’s largest hand-picked networks of doctors of chiropractic. We firmly believe everyone should have affordable access to quality chiropractic care. Please call 800.775.7900, or contact us to learn how you can save up to 50 percent on chiropractic care for the whole family.

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