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.

F.I.T. provides chiropractic care for running & sports injuries in Kansas City. Sports injuries can occur for a variety of reasons. With running and cycling injuries, it is most commonly because of the repetitive nature of the sport and volume of movements necessary during that particular activity. Overuse injuries can occur with team sports; however, we typically 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 on 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, we must address the underlying problem for effective rehabilitation. With soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises and flexibility training, physical therapy can get you quickly back to your sport with no consulting with multiple different doctors for an answer and a “quick fix” intervention.

Our Treatment Process

F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic uses 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 and what is causing your painful symptoms. We can incorporate sport-specific exercises and drills to address the problem when treating your running and sports-related injuries in Kansas City. We want to keep you off the sidelines and in the game, so we’ll do everything we can in our office to help Kansas City 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.

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

Yes, the chiropractors at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic can help with shin splints. We would typically apply soft tissue therapies to help reduce inflammation and tightness and advise activity modification while providing rehabilitative exercises. We can also address any bio-mechanical 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 few 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 10 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Liberty, Kansas City, Blue Valley, Olathe, Leawood, Paola,. Overland Park & Shawnee.

Contact 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66226 15040 Newton Lane Overland Park, KS 66223 401 NW Murray Rd Lee's Summit, MO 64081 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 2113 E Kansas City Rd. Olathe, KS 66061 5000 East Bannister Rd. Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64137 1860 N. Church Rd. Suite B Liberty, MO 64068 11340 Nall Ave Suite 200B Overland Park, KS 66211 505 S. Hospital Dr. Paola, KS 66071 121 N. Dean Ave Raymore, MO 64083