It’s that time of year again folks: marathon season. And as great as running is for your overall health, running a marathon can take a serious toll on your body! From tiny tears in muscles, to the buildup of lactic acid, to stage one kidney injury, there are many painful side effects of running a marathon. However, with the right preparation and aftercare, you can significantly reduce the severity and longevity of these side effects.
One of the best ways to help your body get through a marathon and heal afterwards is chiropractic care. Misalignment of the spine causes unnecessary tension on parts of the body that are key in long distance running such as the hips, knees, and lower back. A chiropractor can assess and fix misalignment, helping you avoid many of the common injuries that come with running including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, IT Band Syndrome, and patella tracking problems. When regular chiropractic evaluations are added to normal preparations like stretching and warming up, the chances of injury can be reduced.
In addition to seeking chiropractic care before a big race, seeing a chiropractor afterwards can help your body heal much faster. Running 26.2 miles straight can cause significant misalignment, which your chiropractor can help. Oftentimes, you can also find a chiropractor who specializes in sports therapy.
Whether you are getting ready for marathon season or looking for better ways to recover from serious physical exertion, call today and have one of our top-rated chiropractors help you reach peak physical performance!