If you like to run, it can be a real blow to your lifestyle if you suffer an injury. You may have to take time away from hitting the pavement, and no dedicated runner wants to do that. If you think about it, running puts your body under a lot of stress. Just the impact of your foot on the ground when running is equal to a force that of two to three times your body weight. It’s a repetitive injury waiting to happen.
Injuries can happen because you’re wearing bad shoes, have trained improperly, or place your foot on the ground wrong. Common runner’s injuries include strained and sprained ankles, plantar fascitis, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, runner’s knee, Illiotibial Band Friction Syndrome, and stress fractures.
A good way to prevent injury and to maximize your capacity as a runner is to see a sport medicine chiropractor. He or she can adjust your body so that you no longer perform the movements that result in injury.