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5 Common Running Pains (and How to Fix Them)

Running can be beneficial for you both physically and mentally. However, runners are easily susceptible to pain. While the cause of such pain may be easily treatable, it's important to receive a thorough assessment of the pain so that no underlying conditions are left untreated. That's why our team at Lynch Chiropractic Center in Lexington is here to help.

Runner's Knee

Runners commonly experience knee pain due to swelling of the tendon near the kneecap. Most people experience pain or swelling below the knee. After giving your knee a break for two weeks, try running less often or as intensely. Exercises that strengthen the quads, hamstrings, or calves can also help.

Plantar Fasciitis

This condition can result from repetitive motion or an injury to the tissue on the bottom of the foot. Poor form can also cause pain at the bottom and top of the foot, which is a surefire sign of plantar fasciitis. Alleviate pain by wearing more supportive shoes, always wearing shoes, and improving your form when running. Rolling your foot on top of a tennis ball or sitting with your leg extended and pulling back your toes (you can use a towel if you struggle to reach) can also help.

Shin Splints

Sharp pain along the front of your leg bone is known as shin splints. This condition is often a sign of strain or overworking your muscles. Stretches before and after running or using a foam roller can reduce shin splints.

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achille's, which connects your calf muscle to your ankle, can also become inflamed and sensitive. This is especially common if you've increased the intensity or duration of your runs. You can tell you've overworked this tendon if your lower calf or ankle hurts. Stretching can reduce Achille's pain from running, but you should also consider cross-training.

Hip Pain

Hip pain can result from swelling of the bursa, which decreases joint friction or overly tight muscles. Our sports chiropractor can identify the source of your hip pain and suggest strength training to reduce it.

Contact Us for Running Pain Treatment from Our Lexington Chiropractor

Although exercises and at-home remedies can help your running pain, it’s essential to schedule a consultation for a proper analysis of your condition. Our sports chiropractor can work with you to better understand the cause of your running pain and how you can avoid it reoccurring in the future. Our team is committed to providing patients the care they need to get back to living pain-free. Contact us to schedule your first consultation or to learn more about how we at Lynch Chiropractic Center can help.

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