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Running Injuries

Sports Chiropractor in Puyallup Discusses Running Injuries

Running injuries can sideline you. Pain and impaired function associated with running injuries can prevent you from working, taking care of your family, and engaging in your favorite hobbies – such as running. Fortunately, our chiropractor in Puyallup regularly treats running injuries. Most running injuries occur as the result of overuse of your foot, lower leg, knee, and hip.

Woman with a running injury in Puyallup.

Running injuries affecting the foot and heel include:

  • Plantar fasciitis – a condition that causes pain on the bottom of your foot
  • Bunion – enlargement of the big toe joint
  • Heel spur
  • Bruised heel
  • Broken heel bone
  • Extensor tendonitis – inflammation of the tendon that connects muscles to bones

Running injuries affecting the lower leg and ankle includes:

  • Calf pain
  • Calf strain
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle sprain – injury to the ligaments that hold bones together to form joints
  • Peroneal tendonitis – injury to the tendons on the outside of your ankle
  • Shin splints – pain along the shin bone
  • Achilles tendonitis – injury to the tendons that connect your calf muscles to your heel bone
  • Achilles tendon rupture

Running injuries affecting the knee include:

  • Iliotibial band syndrome (also known as Runner’s knee) – affects a band of tissue on the outside of the knee
  • MCL sprain – tear of the ligament on the inside of the knee
  • ACL injury – tear of the ligament in the middle of the knee
  • LCL sprain – tear of the ligament on the outside of the knee
  • Medial cartilage meniscus injury – affects cartilage on the shinbone
  • Jumpers knee (patella tendonitis) – affects the tendon connecting your kneecap to your shin
  • Osgood Schlatters Disease – causes a painful bump on the shinbone; usually, affects adolescents
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome – causes pain in the front of your knee, near your kneecap

Running injuries can also affect the thigh, hip, groin, and lower back.

Seek the help of an experienced chiropractor if you have severe pain, especially when walking, severe swelling, a “pins, and needles” sensation, or if you cannot resume your normal activities within 72 hours of your initial injury. Delaying treatment may slow your recovery.

Sports Chiropractor in Puyallup Provides Running Injury Treatment

Our Sports chiropractor in Puyallup provides running injury treatment. Depending on your injury, we may suggest chiropractic adjustments to correct spinal alignment problems and improve joint mobility, massage therapy, Kinesio sports taping to provide extra support for muscles during running, corrective exercises, active release techniques and functional training to address weaknesses that may put you at higher risk for a running injury.

Contact Our Puyallup Sports Chiropractor for More Information Today!

If you have suffered a running injury, make an appointment with our Sports Chiropractor in Puyallup. Every member of our chiropractic team believes that nothing is more important than your health and healing. Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab is conveniently located at 13613 Meridian Ave E in Puyallup, WA. New patients receive a free consultation. Make your appointment today by calling us at (253) 445-0440.