Monday, September 9, 2013
As many New Yorkers are training to run their next marathon, preventing injuries is key. However, even with proper training, injuries can develop and it is crucial to seek effective treatment immediately in order to correct the damage and prevent further injury, which can impair the runner’s ability to perform.
Frequent running can heighten the risk of developing entrapped nerves in the knee joint, causing severe discomfort, pain, and inability to walk or run. The saphenous nerve, the largest sensory nerve in the body, is commonly affected by entrapment due to high impact activity, specifically running. Entrapment of the saphenous nerve can occur anywhere between the hip and knee joint, in one or both legs. In addition to entrapment, the saphenous nerve can also suffer from tension and inflammation, which are also painful and debilitating.
Chiropractic treatment and physical therapy are some of the safest and most effective treatment options for marathon runner’s knee pain. Because these non-invasive, non-surgical therapies do not carry any negative side effects and require no downtime and offer the possibility of active recovery, they are highly recommended for patients looking to maintain a certain level of activity while they heal.
Dr. Shoshany and his team offer the latest in diagnostics and non-surgical treatments in NYC to identify and treat marathon running injuries. Each patient is personally diagnosed through X-Ray analysis and/or ultrasound analysis (for those unable to undergo X-Rays) in addition to a biomechanical analysis to develop the best individual treatment plan to fit the patients fitness and lifestyle needs.
Dr. Shoshany offers his NYC patients a varied range of highly effective, non-surgical treatments to correct and prevent marathon running injuries. Some of the most sought-after treatments, which can be applied on their own or combined as part of a comprehensive treatment protocol include chiropractic adjustments, soft-tissue mobilization (Active Release Techniques® and Graston Technique®) to remove adhesions, cold laser therapy to painlessly decrease swelling and discomfort through cellular regeneration, physical therapy to regain motion and strength, medical massage therapy to treat stressed soft tissue, acupuncture to reduce pain, and more.
Patients who are marathon runners show great improvement and a positive response to non-surgical physical rehabilitation treatments, with the advantage of allowing for a faster, more active recovery than would be possible with more invasive therapies.