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Training for a race? This is why you need a Chiropractor on your team.

Athletes that participate in endurance sports put their body through intense training with long and energy demanding workouts. With any workouts or sports, athletes are subjected to injuries for a multitude of reasons. When it comes to long distance endurance sports like marathons, triathlons, cycling, and swimming, most common injuries occur due to repetitive stress; long term stress on joints and muscles without allowing for proper recovery.

For runners, one of the most common injuries is “runner’s knee” where there is patellofemoral pain or tenderness in the area around the kneecap. This injury is usually due to improper running mechanics, over training, or increasing weekly running distance too quickly.

When you are experiencing any pain while training, the approach that doesn't work is the “run it out” method or the “it’ll go away on it’s own” technique. Whether your a runner, cyclist, or swimmer, the Chiropractors at South Bay will perform a complete exam to evaluate the root cause of the pain and create a treatment plan customized for you.

"Regular Chiropractic treatment help speed up recovery and improve performance"

For triathletes, the injuries could be present while participating in any of the three sports of swimming, biking, and running. Due to the repetitve nature of these sports, overuse injuries are more common and can cause tendonitis in the muscles of the legs, hips, or shoulders. Tendonitis is when the tendons of the muscles become inflamed and painful when they are used over and over again without proper recovery. This causes tightness in the muscles, pain while activating them, and even bone stress fractures if not taken care of properly.

Chiropractic treatment for tendinitis is multi-factorial and does depend on the severity of the injury. Chiropractic aims to decrease inflammation, improve Range of Motion and strengthen the muscle and affected area. There are many techniques our chiropractors use to accomplish this. These include Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique, Myofascial release and cupping along with adjustments or mobilizations to the joints involved. Our Chiropractors are also specially trained in rehab techniques such as Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Anatomy in Motion (AiM), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and Kinstretch.

Come see how chiropractic treatment at South Bay can elevate your performance!

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