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Running Pain – Leg Pain – Knee Pain – Shin Splints – Calf Pain Treatment Celina

Running Pain Treatment Celina

Since Covid our Celina clinic has been treating more runners with more aches and pains. From ITB issues to shin splints we have seen it all. More people have been hitting the trails and streets to run and get the blood pumping, and with that, our Celina chiropractor has seen an influx of running injuries.  Here is a breakdown of some of the most common running injuries and how Dr. Dillan treats each diagnosis!

Also, more formally known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, this condition accounts for the majority of knee pain.  It is caused by an imbalance in the knee that causes the patella to track through its groove improperly.  This creates an irritation of the cartilage behind the kneecap and can cause pain.  There are a number of biomechanical factors that contribute to this condition including over pronation of the feet/ankles, weakness of the medial (inside) knee muscles and weak glutes.  Think your knee pain is coming from over pronation, get in today and see if some laser therapy (link), acupuncture (link) and/or functional training (link) will get you back pumping out the miles!

Runners Knee Celina Anatomy and why are you having pain?

This condition can cause pain during and after running.  Treatment for this condition may include patellar mobilizations, muscle release techniques, laser therapy and acupuncture to manage pain and most importantly functional training (link) to help balance the hip, knee and ankle to promote proper biomechanics!

1. Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Runners Celina

The Achilles tendon is a big tendon that connects your calf muscles to your heel.  When the calf muscles are put under too much stress, the tendon can become irritated.  This irritation can cause pain and inflammation, and make the back of the heel during walking and/or running very painful.  If you’re a new runner, have recently increased your distance or started running hills, be on the lookout for this condition!

Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis

Achilles Pain Treatment Celina

Treatment for Achilles Tendonitis at our Celina clinic mirrors that of plantar fasciitis. Laser therapy, acupuncture, soft tissue therapy, functional training and shoe recommendations will likely be applied to help you!

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment:  Dr. Dillan treats this condition in our Celina chiropractic clinic all the time.  All.  The.  Time.  Plantar fasciitis is pain in the bottom of the foot, along the arch.  A hallmark sign of plantar fasciitis is a very painful first step when you get out of bed in the morning.

If you are an overpronator (your ankle rolls inwards when weight bearing), you may be more susceptible to plantar fasciitis, especially if you are a runner.  There are multiple biomechanical factors that can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis, but tight calves and over pronation are two common ones!

If you aren’t already wearing good, supportive running shoes, then stop what you’re doing and go get some right now.  Having supportive shoes is so important when you’re training in an activity that has as much impact as running!  Your feet need to be supported in order to ensure the impact forces are transferred through the foot, ankle, knee and hip properly! We’ll refer to a local professional running shoe store to get properly fitted!

Treatment for this condition will involve instruction on calf stretching and a home-exercise program to decrease irritation in the plantar fascia.  Laser therapy and acupuncture for plantar fasciitis is very effective and our chiropractor uses it often when treating this painful condition.  Don’t put off starting treatment, the sooner you start the easier it is to fix!


If you think you may be suffering from Achilles tendonitis or Plantar Fasciitis, and have ankle pain, come visit our chiropractor to start treatment today!  He will help provide guidance on laser therapy and acupuncture protocols as well as rest and exercise regimens.  Treatment with laser therapy, acupuncture and muscle release for achilles tendon pain will help you get back to running quickly!

3. ITB Syndrome (Iliotibial Band Syndrome) and Athletes

IT Band Pain treatment Celina

Are you a runner who is experiencing pain on the outside of the knee?  If so – this condition might be the problem!  Iliotibial band syndrome occurs when the IT Band rubs over a bony prominence on the outside of the knee.  When the knee is repeatedly flexed and extended (like it is during running) it can cause inflammation and tissue irritation at the friction point.

Celina Laser therapy and acupuncture can be so effective for this condition.  It helps release the very thick, tough ITB band and relieve the irritation off the attachment point at the knee.  Along with specific stretches and exercises, our team will have you back to running in no time.

4. Shin Splint Treatment Celina — Running Injury

Shin splint treatment Celina

Shin splints or “front shin pain” is usually a result from over training, poor footwear or bad biomechanics of the legs/foot or hips. The pain is located on the inside of the front part of the lower leg. Dr. Dillan recommends shin splint injury patients to seek treatment as soon as they notice symptoms as the injury could lead to an avulsion fracture pulling a piece of bone off by the affected Tibialis Anterior muscle.

Severe shin splints can lead to Anterior Compartment Syndrome, which can be a life and death situation and unfortunately cannot be treated at our clinic. If this is the case and you present with anterior compartment syndrome, we‘ll immediately send you to Medical City Frisco Hospital for treatment.

5. Hamstring Strains

Pulled Hamstring pain treatment Celina

The hamstrings help to move us forward when we run.  If you’re new to running, or have recently started a more difficult running routine, your hamstrings may tighten or become strained as a result.  The pain can be felt anywhere down the back of the upper leg, from right underneath the butt to the back of the knee.

Muscle release techniques, Laser Therapy, Soft Tissue Therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments and a functional training exercise program can help make your return to running easier.  The hamstrings aren’t the only muscles that can become strained from running; the quads and hip flexors are also common sources of running-related pain.  If you are experiencing muscle pain, come visit our Celina clinic today!


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