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Run With Ease With the Help of Chiropractic Care

Running is a habit that many people enjoy on a regular basis. Not only is running challenging and great for the body, but a lot of people find it rather therapeutic. Once you get in the zone, all of your worries and troubles seem to dissipate. The only real trouble with running is that it can be pretty demanding on the body, especially the joints. Many long time runners begin to feel aches and pains in their knees and hips. If you want to keep running, check out how to protect your knees from running with the help of chiropractic care.

Why Do the Joints Hurt?

It’s important to understand exactly why the joints hurt as the result of running. With walking one foot is always on the ground. Because of this, when the foot strikes the surface, it is generally fairly low impact. With running, for a split second both feet are off of the ground and in the air. When one foot strikes the ground, it tends to hit harder with a slight jarring motion. What’s more, very few people have perfect running form, further contributing to the harsh placement of feet on concrete.

What Are the Symptoms of Runner’s Knee?

If you are a runner, then you have most likely heard of runner’s knee and been told to watch out for it. But, do you know specifically what to look for? Some symptoms of runner’s knee include pain when bending or moving the knee joint, a grinding sensation or popping sound, and even possible inflammation. These symptoms often flare up with a run, but can often be felt even during times of rest.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care helps to align the spine, but with proper alignment of the spine comes proper alignment of the body. This helps keep muscles, joints, and tendons aligned as well. Considering that misalignments of any of these along with weak muscles can contribute to runner’s knee, keeping them as healthy as possible helps to reduce inflammation and pain. Getting chiropractic care on a regular basis can help to alleviate this sensation, and may possibly even prevent the condition from recurring or getting worse. Other great suggestions include applying heat and ice, stretching thoroughly, and returning to the practice of running slowly.

Where Can I Get Chiropractic Care?

A great place to get chiropractic care is at The Joint...the Chiropractic Place. The Joint offers an affordable pricing plan and walk in appointments so that you can do things on your own dime and time.  A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to help keep your spine aligned and your running game strong for years to come.

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