Runner’s Injuries Nashville, TN

Nashville Spine and Sport Chiropractic Center

 

When you run on a regular basis, whether you like to jog around your community for fun and exercise or you are training for a race, it is common to get a runner’s injury. If you are currently facing this predicament, your first thought is probably to visit a doctor or physical therapist for this type of injury, but consider a chiropractor instead. A doctor of chiropractic is thoroughly trained in the human body and in treating injuries of all sorts.

If you’re dealing with a runner injury in Nashville, TN, come to Nashville Spine and Sport for treatment. On type of offering general chiropractic, we specialize in sports chiropractic, so we’re the perfect choice for runner pain relief in Nashville. To set up your first appointment, call our office at (615) 920-5869 today.

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What You Face as a Runner

Running puts a lot of impact on your joints, muscles and tendons, especially in your legs. That’s why most runners will face a runner’s injury at some point. These injuries range in seriousness, with some only needing a short rest and others requiring a lot of treatment and recovery time.

Some of the common injuries you might experience from running include:

  • Shin Splints: This injury causes pain and tenderness from tears in the shin muscles.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: The tendon in the back of the ankle and heel area gets tight, leading to pain and sometimes swelling.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: This injury shows itself in the foot, giving you a tender or painful foot. It is caused by swelling or small tears in the foot’s ligaments and tendons.
  • Iliotibial (IT) Band Injury: With this injury, your IT band on the outside of the leg rubs against your femur, creating pain and discomfort.
  • Runner’s Knee: This injury affects the knee’s cartilage, resulting in pain or irritation.

You might also suffer from hamstring problems or issues that go up the body into the hips, back and other spots. Our Nashville running injury specialist. Dr. Scott Foote, will perform an evaluation to figure out which type of runner’s injury is causing your pain and other symptoms.

 

Come See Our Nashville Chiropractor

At Nashville Spine and Sport, we have turned our office into a place where you want to be. We don’t want treatment to be a chore; instead, we want you to feel relaxed and welcome every time you come in for a visit. We hope you’ll be as happy here as our other patients.

You can also expect top-notch chiropractic services at our office. Our chiropractor, Dr. Foote, is specialized in sports chiropractic on top of having general chiropractic knowledge and expertise. He is a Chiropractic Sports Physician and has certifications in the Graston technique for soft tissue problems and in Kinesiotape, which you wear during sports and to encourage healing. Dr. Foote even has in-the-field experience in sports, as he has provided chiropractic services to the Vanderbilt University football team and the Columbian Olympic team.

When you need running injury treatment in Nashville, Dr. Foote can use his general and specialized chiropractic knowledge to provide it to you. He will create a personalized treatment plan to fit your particular needs. Our running injury doctor might recommend Kinesiotape and physical therapy. He might use chiropractic adjustments and massage. There are a wide array of techniques available to a chiropractor, which stay away from medication and surgery. To see what kind of treatment plan our Nashville chiropractor can offer you, make an appointment for a consultation.

 

Get Back on the Trail

At Nashville Spine and Sport, we want to get you back to what you love. We will provide treatment to help you get back on the trail, the track or even the treadmill. To start with treatment and get on the path to feeling better, give us a call at (615) 920-5869 to set up your fist appointment.