Chiropractic for Runners

It’s spring in Northwest Arkansas, and a young (or older) person’s fancy naturally turns to running. The Hogeye Marathon takes place April 9-10, 2022, the Cherishing Children Glow Run is on April 22, and the Spring Sprint is in Fayetteville on May 7. 

If you’re getting ready to race, or even just to get back on the road or trail after a weather-induced break, it’s a great time to make an appointment with your chiropractor. 

Chiropractic for runners

Chiropractic is great for runners, because the focus is on efficient movement and healthy alignment. The doctors at Millennium Chiropractic are especially experienced with athletes, working with everyone from the Arkansas Razorbacks to the Professional Bull Riders Association.

As sports medicine specialists, they are well qualified to assess runners’ form and alignment. They use adjustments and manipulation, Active Release Techniques, dry needling, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization as appropriate for the specific patient’s needs. 

The result is better form and peak functioning.

Injury prevention and recovery

Preventing injuries is the best option, and chiropractic care can help keep joints flexible and improve range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments can reduce stress on the body. The result can be fewer injuries. 

Many runners do face injuries, though. 70% of runners, in fact, experience an injury at some point in their lives. 

Knee injuries are the most common, followed by other leg pains, foot and ankle injuries, hip or pelvis pain, and pain in the lower back. However, pain can be experienced in one body part yet be the result of an imbalance elsewhere in the body.

Chiropractic treatment can reduce the amount of time required for recovery from running injuries, and help to manage pain.

Optimal performance

Chiropractic adjustments make athletes feel better and can improve training and performance. The chiropractic lifestyle improves overall health and physical wellbeing. While these benefits may not add up to faster race times, many runners swear by chiropractic care to keep them at their peak.

Request an appointment through the MyMANA Health Portal