Recent interest in minimalist running shoes has uncovered a risk of injury for older runners in particular. While traditional running shoes are designed for the heel to strike the ground first, the newer minimalist running shoes are designed for the ball of the foot to land first. Because adolescent runners’ foot strikes are influenced by the design of their running shoes, they are more likely than older runners to quickly adapt to a forefoot strike pattern. Mature runners are more likely to stay with the heel strike normally associated with wearing large- heeled training shoes. Whether you walk, stroll, jog, or run, the chiropractor’s biomechanical analysis of your gait can help remove imbalances and inefficiencies that lead to injury and pain. Staying active is important in staying healthy, but sometimes we overdo it or get injured during a run or our workouts. The good news is that chiropractic is the perfect way to get back to your active levels and keep your body running smoothly. We focus on the body as a whole while addressing the cause of your problem, not just the symptoms. We helped many people in Southington recover from their injuries! To schedule an appointment, please call 860-621-2225 or visit us at 200 Queen St, Southington.
P.S. By watching how a runner runs, a chiropractor can make assessments of musculoskeletal imbalances and provide adjustments that improve joint mobility and allow athletes to run with proper biomechanics to help prevent and treat overuse injuries.