Do you suffer from chronic foot pain? Can chiropractors help with foot pain?
Millions of Americans suffer from pain in the feet and feel helpless to stop the pain, especially after a podiatrist has offered medication or surgery that hasn’t solved the problem.
Anywhere two bones meet is a joint that can potentially go out of alignment and needs to be adjusted. The foot is an elaborate arrangement of 26 small bones and 33 joints, layered with tendons, ligaments and muscles to facilitate movement of the foot. When the bones of the foot become misaligned due to injury or overuse, nerves become irritated and connective tissue becomes inflamed, resulting in pain to the foot and surrounding areas.
Common causes of pain:
- Improperly fitting shoes
- Stress fractures
- Plantar fasciitis
- Metarsalgia – inflammation of the joints of the ball of the foot
- “Turf toe” – strained tendon under the joint at the base of the big toe
- Sprains and muscle strains
- Achilles tendonitis
Sometimes the solution for foot pain—just as with back pain—is simply a matter of putting bones back in their proper location. When bones get out of alignment, they pull muscles with them, which can also crush nerves. That’s where your pain comes from. A chiropractor is highly skilled and intensively trained to diagnose and pinpoint the exact location and cause of pain with the help of x-rays and MRI’s and examinations.
Through manually adjusting and manipulating the bones of the foot, a chiropractor can reduce tension on the muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves which cause the pain. Bringing the bones and joints into alignment reduces inflammation and helps the body heal naturally, speeding the time for recovery and allowing you to return to normal daily activities sooner than without the adjustments.
To see how we can help alleviate chronic foot pain or discomfort from accident or injury, contact Family Tree Complete Care. Call our office in Oklahoma City at (405) 757-2577 and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Carter, our resident Oklahoma City chiropractor.