Category: Running

To Run or Not To Run

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By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care That is the question many runners ask themselves when faced with a minor injury. If you’ve been running long enough, it’s almost inevitable that somewhere along the way you will suffer aches and pains, or even something more serious. Most...

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Can You Avoid Injury?

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By Dr. Jon DeGorter, DC Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care According to research almost 80% of runners experience injuries at least once every year. That’s eight in every ten runners that get hurt annually. Aches and pains come with any sport, but due to its high-impact, repetitive nature running tends...

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Are You Injury Prone?

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Some runners seem to recover from one injury only to have another injury pop up in another area of the body. It is not uncommon for the injuries to move from the right side, to the left side, and from upper leg to lower leg. These injuries may seem unrelated,...

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How Muscle Imbalance Leads to Injury

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  Good running form begins with proper postural balance. Your body’s alignment is an important factor in your running form. Your posture throughout the day has a big impact on your running. Poor posture and alignment in running can (and does) lead to lower back pain, shoulder and neck pain,...

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Are you running with foot pain?

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Running is a ground contact sport. The foot sustains seven times the body weight while running and up to twenty times in jumping sports. The foot is involved in both the landing and push-off while running, absorbing the shock of impact upon landing, then controlling the force used during push-off....

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Do you have Shin Splints?

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By Dr. Jon DeGorter, Jonas Chiropractic Sports Injury Care Like most running injuries, shin splints is often caused by overuse. Also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, shin pain can also result from worn out running shoes, poor running form such as heel striking, flat feet, high arches, weak dorsi...

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Sidelined by a Hamstring Injury?

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The powerhouse of your legs, the hamstring is a group of muscles along the back of your thigh that help in walking, jumping, running, cycling and swimming. A pulled or strained hamstring can disrupt your training plan, sidelining you for weeks if not treated right. There are three categories of...

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Achilles Tendonitis

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Achilles tendinitis can be hard to beat and can disrupt your training for long time. The achilles is the strongest and largest tendon in the body, connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone. The achilles transfers force from the calf muscle to produce the push off when you walk,...

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Is it Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome?

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If you ever had a shooting pain down the back of your leg, you immediately think sciatica! But are you suffering from sciatica or piriformis syndrome? Either can be debilitating for a runner and very difficult to continue training through. Most athletes stop running for a long period to rest...

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Calf Strain

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A tear in the calf muscle, often referred to as a pulled calf, occurs when the muscle is stretched beyond its limit from sudden overloading of the muscles during speedwork, hill running or running on uneven trails. Symptoms can vary significantly but usually involve a sudden sharp pain at the...

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