Chiropractic and Foot Pain

When foot pain interferes with your normal activities, you should seek help. Foot pain may be caused by many different diseases, infections, deformities, bio-mechanical conditions, improper footwear or injuries. The causes of foot pain are just as complex as any other part of the body. However losing your ability to move about without pain, can have enormous consequences on your life.

The foot is an intricate structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, multiple muscles and tendons, which is capable of supporting your weight when standing, walking, running and jumping. It has an amazing capacity, considering the forces that are put through it. When sore, the whole body reacts by changing the way it moves or functions, in an effort to reduce the pain, (hobbling due to twisted ankle for example) These compensations may prevent the normal movement and cause further injury, not only to the foot. The hips and the spine can also be affected.

Delaying treatment of foot pain can lead to complications, chronic long-term pain and disability.

The following questions are important when considering whether to seek advice:

  • Is there pain with movement of the affected area?
  • Is it affected by weight-bearing?
  • Does it change your walking motion?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then you should seek advice.

Podiatrists are specialists in treating all conditions of the foot; infections, callous growths, skin conditions etc, but as chiropractors we can evaluate how your feet function mechanically.

If you think that there may be an issue with your feet that we can help with, come in or call us and book for a free evaluation consultation. We can discuss your problem with you and advise you as to if we could help? No obligation.

The only thing necessary is to seek advice if you do suffer from foot pain.Proper evaluation and diagnosis of foot pain

Proper evaluation and diagnosis of foot pain is essential in planning a treatment.Simple things such as, Wearing shoes that are too tight, tied tightly, high heels, Improper or non-sport specific shoes used for running or cycling can lead to foot pain. Poorly fitting shoes can make poor biomechanics even worse, and properly fitting footwear can help to minimise the effect of bad biomechanics.

Simple things such as, Wearing shoes that are too tight, tied tightly, high heels, Improper or non-sport specific shoes used for running or cycling can lead to foot pain. Poorly fitting shoes can make poor biomechanics even worse, and properly fitting footwear can help to minimise the effect of bad biomechanics.Treatments are optimally directed toward the specific cause of the pain. Some of these can be affected successfully at home, for example; A popular home remedy for relief of plantar fasciitis is rolling a frozen water bottle on the ground with the bottom of the foot.

Treatments are optimally directed toward the specific cause of the pain. Some of these can be affected successfully at home, for example; A popular home remedy for relief of plantar fasciitis is rolling a frozen water bottle on the ground with the bottom of the foot.Once the severity and cause of foot pain

Once the severity and cause of foot pain is determined, a course of corrective and rehabilitative actions can be started. Various techniques are used within the clinic. Ultrasound, Kinesio tape and other manual therapies, including chiropractic adjustments are used to increase mobility, reduce pain and increase circulation to the area to promote healing.

Modification of activity may be prescribed. activities that aggravate the pain and soreness should be substituted. Running for instance causes the body to have repetitive impact with the ground, whereas bicycling or using elliptical trainers, step machines, swimming, or ski machines minimises impact.Additional supports may be added to the shoes such as heel pads or cushions, arch supports, and various wedges to help maintain the foot in a proper position to reduce the stress. The use of replacement insoles in running shoes can increase energy absorption and add support to the foot, again reducing the pain.

Additional supports may be added to the shoes such as heel pads or cushions, arch supports, and various wedges to help maintain the foot in a proper position to reduce the stress. The use of replacement insoles in running shoes can increase energy absorption and add support to the foot, again reducing the pain.There are many ways to help with foot pain. Here at the Lymington Chiropractic

There are many ways to help with foot pain. Here at the Lymington Chiropractic Clinic, we have a variety of techniques which can help people with foot pain. Book a free 15-minute consultation to find out how we can help.