If you’re running with back pain in Springfield and surrounding areas, then we have some news for you. The American Journal of Sports Medicine 2018 conducted a study of some 72 runners who were complaining of low back pain while undertaking their runs.
This study observed three main factors, all of which led back to a muscle weakness type injury as each said they began experiencing the low back pain around 10 minutes into their runs.
The three main issues looked at were:
A forward trunk lean where the runner would be leaning forward in their run.
Secondly, while running, landing with an extended knee and an extended dorsiflexed ankle was another factor in contributing to the pain.
And thirdly, and more importantly, runners experienced an increase contralateral pelvic drop which indicates hip abductor weakness.
As previously mentioned, all seem to indicate some kind of weakness in the muscles in that area.
Here at Back and Body in Springfield are able to treat the condition and help get you back to full fitness. As part of our assessment, we may look at several parts of your body function to help diagnose the issue. These include:
- We can lay the patient on their side and bring their upper leg and move it in order to investigate its movements and observe any issues there.
- We can have the patient stand on one leg and look at the way the body compensates for balance. A key factor is to look at hip function and see if there’s any abnormality there.
- Another great test is the single leg squat where we can look at the action of the drop and again how the body reacts.
All three assessments provide us with a great deal of information as to what is going on, and any abnormality in any of these areas will certainly make running an issue. So we then look to treat and correct the issue in order to get you back up and running again pain free.
In pain? Want a tune up? Call us today (908) 325 – 3000. We can treat and help you.