Running and jogging the beautiful hills of Austin is described as pure therapy. That is of course, until the day comes when various runner/jogger pains force you to either decrease your miles or put away your running shoes altogether. The doctors at TexStar Chiropractic specialize in treating Austin's running-related pain.
TexStar’s doctors are trained in soft tissue and muscle work using techniques such as Trigenics, which is a proven technique to both relieving running-related leg and knee pain and equally important, to preventing running-related injury from occurring. Spinal decompression is another proven treatment for certain kinds of running-related pain.
Smart Austin runners seek chiropractic treatment that emphasizes proper alignment of the spine and pelvis. Maintaining proper spine and pelvic alignment can help prevent some of the most common runner related injuries: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, IT Band Syndrome, patella (knee) tracking problems and hip bursitis. What causes improper alignment? The major causes of improper alignment include running in the same direction on the same course every day, running on slanted surfaces (that’s most of Austin’s greenbelt folks), and running in old worn-out shoes.
What healthy spine and hip protection measures can you take? First, vary your running surface—pavement, track, asphalt, grass, and dirt. This naturally will drive you to run on different courses and thus promote better muscle balance. Consider buying two of the same type of running shoes, and switch between the pairs. Think of it as “rotating your tires” daily. You’ll get more miles out of both the shoes and your spine and hips will thank you.
Austin Chiropractor Dr. Michael Henry and/or Dr. Bao Tran will gladly consult you regarding your running-related pain and discuss how you might resolve your pain without resorting to painful surgery or drugs. Call or contact us anytime!