FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN OVERVIEW:
The foot and ankle is a complex joint, comprising of 33 joints and 26 bones. There are therefore many types of foot and ankle pain and it is important to correctly identify which you are suffering from in order to get your results.
Causes of foot and ankle pain: ligament sprains, muscle strains and tears, gout, policemans’ heel, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, Morton’s Neuroma, achilles tendonitis, hammer toe, and more.
WHAT CAUSES FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN?
Here are some common causes of foot and ankle pain:
- Sporting injuries
- Poor spinal alignment
- Incorrect footwear (high heels)
- Poor knee/hip alignment
- Poor running technique
- Repetitive strain injuries
Once other diseases and conditions have been ruled out, the most common type of foot/ankle pain we see in our practice is mechanical in nature. Meaning pain and dysfunction caused from poor spinal or other bone alignment, and muscular imbalances.
Poor alignment, especially in the low back, pelvis and knee can contribute to foot and ankle pain. If you have poor alignment/posture, it places significantly more pressure on the joints, muscles and ligaments of your foot and ankle.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC HELP FOOT AND ANKLE PAIN?
At Proactive Health Chiropractic, we take a holistic approach to helping you overcome foot and ankle pain. We assess not just your foot/ankle but your entire body as a whole. We also look at what factors in your lifestyle have lead you to this point and help you remove these things (e.g incorrect footwear).
In conjunction with our chiropractic adjustments we also provide you with ergonomic, nutritional and exercise advice to help prevent the problem from returning in the future.
We are committed to helping people of all ages and body types experience a life free from pain and dysfunction.
Our method of adjusting focuses on assessing and improving your posture. Your posture is your spinal alignment, or, how well your spinal bones balance. This in turn can help foot and ankle pain, by allowing you to weight bare more efficiently.
By ensuring your spine has great alignment it helps to remove the musculoskeletal imbalances often responsible for causing pain and dysfunction around the hip, pelvis and lower back.
OUR CHIROPRACTIC METHOD:
Our chiropractic method, Advanced Bio-structural Correction (ABC™) focuses on improving spinal alignment and posture for people of all ages.
To read more about ABC, click here.