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3039 Davis Road
Fairbanks, AK, 99709
United States of America

(907) 452-3600

Located in Fairbanks, the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine provides a balanced approach to healthcare, including naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic care, counseling, massage and spa services, and more.

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The Alaska Center for Natural Medicine Blog features health-related articles by our staff practitioners, including naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, chiropractic doctors, nurse practitioners, counselors, and massage therapists. 

Running Properly Eases Discomfort

Dr. Mike Sciortino, D.C.

     More people are running or jogging than ever before. Increased exercise is the good news. Too many runners do not heed the aches and pains in their feet and legs and push themselves too hard.

     If your feet or shins continually hurt or your legs are regularly painful, they may require better care. Make sure you do appropriate stretching exercises before and after running, get the proper amount of rest and do not run every day. Pamper yourself with Epsom salt baths and a muscle massage.

     See a chiropractor before starting your jogging regimen to have your spine properly evaluated and treated. Running with a misaligned spine may cause uneven “wear and tear” throughout your body, including your knees, ankles and feet. If you are in pain or sustain an injury while exercising, make an appointment immediately.

     Waiting for a couple of weeks before seeking treatment will only make matters worse. The Doctor of Chiropractic can also suggest a variety of exercises to properly rehabilitate such an injury, and get you back on the road to recovery.  

Dr. Michael Sciortino, DC is a practicing chiropractor at the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine. To learn more about Michael, check out his bio here. To schedule an appointment with this fantastic chiropractor, call 907.452.3600!