Feet are complex structures designed to bear the weight of the entire body and make it possible for you to stand, walk, run and jump.
Foot and ankle problems can influence the way you walk and create stress on the joints of your legs, hips and lower spine. Foot dysfunction can cause the entire body to overcompensate, which can lead to headaches, back pain, discomfort and restricted motion.
Symptoms of foot problems include pain and dysfunction - for example, limping, favoring one foot or the inability to put weight on your heel or toes.
What causes foot and ankle pain?
Broken bones or dislocations - after heavy impacts
Strained tendons or ligaments - can occur after accidents, overuse or ill-fitting footwear
Normal wear and tear - after years of supporting the weight of the body
Referred pain - pain in the foot may be referred from other areas of the body.
How can a chiropractor help with ankle and foot pain?
Chiropractic treatment is a non-surgical means of relieving foot pain through regular chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments can relieve pain and help to restore range of motion in affected areas.
During an initial consultation, our chiropractors perform a series of diagnostic tests, examining your walking gait and foot/ankle function, and taking a history assessment to determine the best course of treatment or referral to a specialist. Alongside chiropractic adjustment and physical therapy sessions, we also help you supplement your recovery through specific prescribed physical exercises and nutritional advice.