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Why Runners Need Chiropractic Care 

 March 9, 2022

By  Dr. Brian Long

running and chiropractic careIf you are looking for a great way to stay in shape, you might be thinking about aerobic exercise. This is a great way to burn calories, and one of the most straightforward exercises is to enjoy simply by going out for a run. Your heart rate will rise, you will burn more calories, and you can improve the health of your cardiovascular system. At the same time, it is important for you to take care of your body. That is why runners should consider working with a local chiropractor. What are some of the reasons why chiropractic care is so important for runners? Let’s take a look at some of the most important points below.

Protect Your Joints

One of the first reasons why you need to visit a local chiropractor is that you need to protect your joints. Even though running is mainly an exercise of your legs, just about every joint in your body is going to be involved. You will flex and extend your ankles and knees with every stride. Your hips and back will be responsible for absorbing the shock of the pavement. You will move your elbows and shoulders as you swing your arms back and forth. If you want your joints to work properly, a chiropractor needs to make sure your bones and ligaments are healthy, in the right location and are supporting your skeletal system correctly. This is important for protecting the cartilage between your joints, which will keep you comfortable, healthy and out of pain.

Align Your Spine

A chiropractor can also make sure your spine is in proper alignment. With every step you take, your back is going to absorb some of the shock of the road. This adds up over time, and it could cause your vertebrae to move out of alignment.

In addition, it can put a lot of stress on the discs in between your vertebrae. A chiropractor can take a look at your back and make sure your spine is properly aligned. This is important for making sure your nerves have plenty of room to go from your spine to the rest of your body. If your spine falls out of alignment, you may notice that you have a bit of discomfort when you run. A chiropractor can rectify this situation for you.

Ensure Muscles Work Properly

Finally, a chiropractor can also make sure your muscles work properly. If you want your muscles to do their jobs, you need to make sure they are functioning properly. If you have issues with your bones, ligaments, and tendons, your muscles may have a difficult time recovering. You may develop knots in your muscle fibers, and your muscles might not provide as much power as you expect. If you are developing some muscle stiffness and soreness, you should rely on a chiropractor to help you fix the situation. Reach out to a local chiropractor if you are experiencing discomfort, and learn more about how a chiropractor can help you improve your running ability.

Visit a Local Chiropractor

If you love running, it is important for you to see a chiropractor regularly. You may not realize just how much of a beating your body is taking, and a chiropractor can help you take care of your joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons. Running is a great way to stay in shape, but if you want to keep running, you need to keep your body healthy. A chiropractor can take a look at your running technique, gait, analyze the alignment of your joints, and make sure everything is in the right spot. Reach out to a local chiropractor to learn more about how chiropractic care can help you as a runner.

If you don’t have a local chiropractor, give us a call. Our Doctor of Chiropractic is trained to assess the body as a whole and has experience treating all kinds of conditions and symptoms associated with physical activity. Plus, our Doctor of Chiropractic will not only help make sure your symptoms stay at bay but will also get to the root cause of issues that you may be experiencing. So give us a call. We’re here to help!

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Dr. Long is a unique San Antonio chiropractor who specializes in difficult cases that have not responded to other care. All treatment plans are highly individualized based on your specific history, needs and goals.

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We are located in San Antonio and serve the communities that reside in zip codes 78214, 78223, 78224, 78221, and 78264. However, we see patients from a large radius around Bexar County, Atascosa County, and Medina County because of the unique, customized treatment options we offer.


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Meet Dr. Brian Long, a highly skilled chiropractor based in San Antonio, Texas. With a passion for providing exceptional healthcare, Dr. Long has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience over the course of his impressive career. Call (210) 922-0942 to schedule your appointment with him today!

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