Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Understanding Why Running Injuries Occur

There are 5280 feet in a mile.  The average runners stride 
length is around 2 to 3 feet.  During each mile a runners 
feet will strike the ground over 2000 times. When running 
our feet strike the ground at approximately 2.5 times our 
body weight.  Most marathoners run an average of 5 to 10 
miles per run.  This equals about 10,000 to 20,000 foot 
strikes during a daily run.  Most running injuries occur 
due to the repetition of running, the amount of force on the 
muscles and joints with landing mixed with the combination of
an imbalance in the musculoskeletal system.  At Sports 
Chiropratic we can prevent a serious injury from occurring by 
detecting these imbalances and unwinding the tightness that 
has developed from the overuse of running. Please think of 
Sports Chiropractic for yourself or anyone that you know that
doesn't want to risk an injury while training for a race,
marathon, triathlon or any sport.
Stay Healthy My Friends,
Dr. Todd Rodman, D.C., C.C.S.P., C.S.C.S. 

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