Running injuries tend to occur as a result of the body mechanics not working properly preventing proper function and balance of the muscles being used. This could be due to a sudden impact, not warming up or cooling down properly, overtraining and pushing your body beyond its limits. Injuries that can occur from an unbalanced body can be leg pain in hip, knee or ankle, low back pain, pulled muscles, achilles pain, tendinopathies and even shin splints.
What do you feel?
Symptoms usually function begins to deteriorate in the form of weakness, fatigue, awkwardness of motion, restricted distance before other symptoms like pain, swelling, pins and needles, numbness present as body struggles to perform efficiently.
Unfortunately runners usually wait until they cannot train with the pain before seeking care. A more proactive approach would be to maintain your body to a high standard of mechanical balance to allow it to perform optimally and prevent injury.
What to do?
The practitioners at Future Proof Care have helped many athletes from injuries such as recurring calf strain, back ache though to optimising performance. It’s not only about speeding up the recovery process, but improving your performance allowing you to achieve your Personal Best at events and in training and educating on how best to avoid further injury.
If your body is not performing how you would like, it is worth having a consult with us to establish the cause. If your pain is beyond our scope of practice, you will be referred and advised accordingly for the appropriate therapy/investigations.
If it is within our scope, we can work with you to help restore your body to its natural mechanics and relieve the tightness enabling the body to self-heal and regulate; as well as discuss the best way to prevent re-occurrence.
What would it be like to be pain free, functioning and enjoying ‘normal’ again?
Call Future Proof Care at Kingshill, West Malling now, where either John Stewart or Chidi Lynn will be happy to assess you, to see if the pain that is stopping you running, is something we can help with. Tel: 01732 897550