If you’re a runner you’ve probably experienced pain at some point in time as a result of pounding the pavement. What you may not have experienced is where the actual source of this pain originated. Running seems simple enough but the fact is your body is a complex organism, and proper alignment during running is just as intricate.
Your body is like a chain, starting with your feet, moving up to your ankles, knees, hips, spine, shoulders and neck. A weakness which appears anywhere in the kinetic chain could affect all the links. The pain you may experience in your knees, hips or neck during or after a run, may originate from a lack of support in your feet or misalignments in your spine.
This is where your chiropractor can assist you. Through adjustments your chiropractor can correct any subluxations to the kinetic chain to increase your mobility. In addition, removal of subluxations in the lumbar spine can help increase its stability. Chiropractic can also help ease pain caused from plantar fascitis and even ankle sprains.
With the proper combination of support and stability your body has a greater chance of performing like a well oiled machine. Correcting subluxations will not only support proper alignment but will also remove interferences that may be blocking your nervous system’s ability to communicate with your body. An additional way you can support your body’s frame is with custom fit orthotics. Customized orthotics will correct imbalances in your posture to help eliminate aches and pains. From there, every level of your being can be healthy – muscles, joints and ligaments, all the way down to a cellular level.