Running With Pain and How To Get Rid of It

I love a great run. With such beautiful coastline and parks in Orange County, it’s almost impossible not to take advantage of our wonderful year round weather. OK, maybe not the first part of the year with all the rain, but you know what I mean. While running is a tremendous form of exercise, it can also cause some people pain. The Next Level Wellness team wants to help you look into the source of the pain and offer up some help to treat and eliminate it.


What You’re Feeling

Running is hard on your body because it involves repetitive stress and impact, sometimes for extended periods of times. It isn’t a surprise if you suffer from a variety of aches and pains. Lower back pain is a common complaint that runners express to our Irvine chiropractors.


What Causes This Pain?

So I told you that impact is the main source of your pain. Let’s dive a little deeper. The impact of your every step while running can be as much as 2.5 times your body weight. If you weigh 100 pounds, you could be putting 250 pounds of force on your body with every step! If you’re a man weighing 200 pounds, you’re talking about 500 pounds of force!


When you add any spine alignment problems, you have a recipe for disaster! If you’re going to subject your body to the impact, it’s critical you are properly aligned.


Form is also a big factor. Hip mobility can be the main pinpoint of the pain when the pelvis over-rotates and puts excessive strain on the spine.


How Do I Eliminate This Pain?

I know that you don’t want to stop the groove you’re in, but time can be your biggest help.


Visiting a chiropractor can help diagnose and treat the injury. Whether your body needs small adjustments repeated over multiple visits, a stretching routine that you can do at your home, or light exercises our team can get you back on track!


Our chiropractic team of wellness doctors, Vasili Gatsinaris, DC, QME, James Kim, DC, Adam Abulghualya, DC, BS, ART and Caprice Leonard, MA, ATC specialize in chiropractic and wellness care. Our Irvine chiropractic office is located near John Wayne Airport, convenient for people living in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana and other surrounding Orange County communities.


Let our Orange County chiropractic team make a plan and treat your injury so that you are not restricted from your active lifestyle. To learn more about our variety of services or to schedule an appointment, take advantage of our Facebook new patient special and contact us or call 949-263-9003 today.


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