Treatment Options for Common Running Injuries

Posted on By Wasserman Chiro

Running is an excellent way to burn calories, but it can cause wear and tear on the body. Though minor muscle aches and residual soreness are normal for a regular runner, some common injuries can be debilitating.

Several factors impact the severity of a running injury, including your running shoes, training volume, recovery, form, and flexibility. Regardless of the cause, it’s crucial to receive prompt treatment for running injuries to prevent further damage.

Treatments for Running Injuries

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most common running injuries and treatment options to manage them.

Common Running Injuries

The six most common running injuries are:

  • Plantar fasciitis, involves pain at the bottom of the foot, from the heel to the arch.
  • Achilles tendonitis, which involves pain ain with heel placement or stair climbing. The pain presents at the Achilles tendon, under the calf muscle.
  • Runner’s knee, which involves pain under or around the kneecap. A stiff knee after prolonged sitting is also a common symptom.
  • Illiotibial band syndrome (ITB), involves pain on top of the knee while running. ITB may also present with pain on the outside of the hip or leg and usually during slower runs.
  • Shin splints involve shin pain while running. This most commonly occurs due to poor running form or worn-out running shoes.
  • Stress fractures, involve persistent, severe pain in the shin, foot, hip, or pelvis, depending on the fracture location. Immediate treatment is crucial for stress fractures in runners.

    Treatment Options

Wasserman Chiropractic specializes in treating athletes and casual runners for common running injuries. Our practice offers a variety of services to diagnose and treat running injuries, including those listed above.

The sports injury experts at Wasserman Chiropractic utilize a range of techniques to minimize recovery time and prioritize pain relief, including:

  • Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine to diagnose and manage disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The specialists at Wasserman Chiropractic utilize advanced chiropractic methods to encourage whole-body healing.

  • Massage

Professional massage therapy speeds up the body’s recovery, promotes healing, and reduces muscle soreness caused by running injuries.

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Physical therapy is essential to rehabilitating a running injury. Our therapists’ guide runners on the correct form, shoe selection, and techniques to prevent future injuries.

At Wasserman Chiropractic, our experts can help you overcome running injuries and quickly return to your exercise regimen. If you suffer from pain or mobility problems from a running injury, contact us at (954) 755-1980!