Running & sports injuries

Chiropractic Care for Running and Sports Injuries

Running and sports related injuries can include those sustained due to repetitive movements or from traumatic events in sports.

Chiropractic Care for running & Sports InjuriesSports injuries can occur for a wide variety of reasons. With running and cycling injuries it is most commonly due to the repetitive nature of the sport and volume of movements necessary during the activity. Overuse injuries can occur with team sports as well, however, we see more traumatic injuries such as ligament sprains/tears and muscle strains with these sports.


Symptoms of running and sports injuries can vary based on the body part involved but may include:
  • Pain in the muscle or joint
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Difficulty walking or weight bearing
  • Feeling of instability
  • Tightness and/or soreness
  • Lack of flexibility in the muscle or loss of range of motion of the joint

Treatments Options

Treatment for running and sports injuries centers around honing in on the cause of the injury, not just the symptoms you are experiencing. While treatment revolves around reducing your pain and returning you to your sport, the underlying problem must be addressed for effective rehabilitation. With soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises and flexibility training, physical therapy can get you quickly back to your sport without the need for consulting with multiple different doctors for an answer and a “quick fix” intervention.

Our Treatment Process

F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes soft tissue therapies such as A.R.T., instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, dry needling and joint mobilizations to improve overall range of motion and tissue resistance for optimal movement.

The chiropractors at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic will work with you expose where your specific dysfunctions are occurring during your sport that are causing your painful symptoms, and incorporate sport-specific exercises and drills to address the problem. We want to keep you off the sidelines, so we will do everything we can in the office to help our athletes stay on the field before or after an injury.

Possible Treatments for Running & Sports Injuries

For other treatment options, check out physical therapy for  running & sports injuries.

Active Release Techniques

Sports Medicine and Performance

Dry Needling

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common running injuries?

The most common injuries we see in runners are usually low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot/ankle pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ITB syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures, and muscle strains.

If get shin splints. Can a chiropractor help with that?

Yes, the chiropractors at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic can help. We would typically apply soft tissue therapies to help reduce inflammation and tightness and advise on activity modification while providing rehabilitative exercises. We will address any biomechanical issues in the lower extremity with appropriate adjustments.

Can you teach my children how to prevent sports injuries?

Most non-contact sports injuries develop from poor training habits, poor movement patterns, or a combination of the two. We use functional movement pattern screening for all our young athletes and try to expose any potential large risks for non-contact injuries. The athlete is then educated on the risks and given a rehabilitation program designed to improve function and reduce the deviations from normal. Training habits are also discussed and addressed if this is a concern.

Tell us about your pain.

Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.

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Visit your local F.I.T. Chiropractor

Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.

Contact 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66226 14876 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66223 1634 SE Blue Pkwy Lee's Summit, MO 64063 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108