Foot pain isn’t the most typical thing you would see a Chiropractor for but it is something we see and can help with. Just like other joints in the body Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose, treat and/or refer for foot pain.
The feet play a crucial role in our overall posture and movement so it is important to look after them. Being the base of support for our entire body, their function and health can have a significant impact on not only our legs but our pelvis and low back. This also works in reverse in the sense that the pelvis and low back can have an effect on our feet.
Things like flat feet, plantar fasciitis and rolled ankles can effect how we walk and weight bear which in turn can cause issues with our low back and pelvis.
What we are really trying to say here is that even though they arent close in proximity they are close in function.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Foot Pain
Just like the neck and back Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to address issues in the foot. Firstly an in depth assessment will be undertaken to properly assess the foot function. For foot pain, adjustments may be focused on the lower back, pelvis, and the feet themselves. By restoring proper alignment, chiropractors aim to alleviate pressure on nerves and joints, providing relief from pain.
Common Causes of Foot Pain Treated by Chiropractors
- Plantar Fasciitis: Adjustments can help address issues contributing to plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain. By improving the alignment of the foot and ankle, chiropractors may reduce stress on the plantar fascia.
- Flat Feet (Pes Planus): Flat feet can contribute to various foot problems. Chiropractic care may involve adjustments to improve the arches of the feet and address issues related to gait and posture.
Misalignments in the Lower Extremities: Problems in the spine, pelvis, or hips can lead to compensatory movements in the feet, causing pain. Chiropractors work to identify and correct these misalignments to restore natural movement patterns.
Comprehensive Care Beyond Adjustments
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor may recommend exercises to strengthen the muscles supporting the feet and improve overall stability. Lifestyle and ergonomic advice may also be provided to prevent future issues and promote long-term foot health.
Custom made orthotics
Another thing we do at Innerbloom Chiropractic is offer custom made orthotics. While we trust the body at its most natural form we no longer live in a natural world. Our feet are designed to move over uneven surfaces like rocks and sand. However majority of us spend our days in flat shoes walking on flat surfaces. Therefore our feet are not functioning like they should.
This leads to collapse of the natural arches in out feet which leads to things like flat feet and joint pain within the foot.
Custom made orthotics are fitted to your feet and support your arches to the mm of which they should. We use a high tech scanner to scan your feet and send the scan off to the lab where they make the custom orthotics perfect for your feet.
Supporting the feet can also help alleviate low back and pelvis issues which is why we utilize them as Chiropractors.
See a Chiropractor for foot pain today
If foot pain is something you struggle with consider trying Chiropractic. With our whole body approach it is a great start in identifying and treating your foot pain.