Chiropractic Treatment for Ankle and Feet Pain
Ankle sprain is best treated with chiropractic treatment. In fact, research shows that ankle sprain that is adjusted within the first 24 hours after spraining is the most effective treatment to treat it. It reduces time needed for healing and the need for an ankle guard. It also reduces pain immediately and allowing patients to put weight on it as soon as possible enabling a faster recovery.
Stabbing heel pain during the first few steps in the morning is caused by plantar fasciitis. Approximately 2 million of people are treated for this condition. This is caused by the tightening and spasm of the muscle of the feet (plantar fascia). Chiropractic can help reduce the inflammation and swelling at the joints.
A bunion is a painful bony bump that develops on the inside of the foot at the big toe. Girls are at risk for bunion due to tight pointy shoes. It causes asymmetry of the toe joints. By realigning the feet bones, bunion can be controlled before it reaches a stage where it causes constant pain during walking. In fact, every child who partake in ballet or any dance lessons should get their feet checked.
Gout is a complex form of arthritis that attacks the big toes and knee. Patient normally feels like their big toes is bitten by something. It causes intense joint pain and it will feel like it is ‘on fire’. Chiropractic treatment has proven to be effective in reducing the symptoms of gout.
Achilles Tendonitis is also a common condition that benefit from chiropractic treatment. Running sportsperson or even someone who walks a lot can experience tight and painful sensation of the tendon at the back of the heel below the calf. Adjustment and realignment on top of soft tissue therapy works really well to treat the pain.
Lastly, we also treat flat feet (pes planus) where the normal arch of the feet drops down causing the entire support of the feet to collapse and causing pain during walk. Over 20-30 percent of the population has arches that are not formed properly. This in turn causes other joints to go out of alignment and causing other feet and ankle and even knee conditions. Our chiropractors work to realign the feet and leg and restore the arch of the feet through adjustment and insoles.