Many people think of a podiatrist when it comes to foot care, but chiropractors treat pain and disorders of the feet and ankles as well. In fact, chiropractors are especially helpful in relieving pain stemming from conditions like plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia. If you visit a Fix the Cause Chiropractic with chronic foot pain, you can be assured that you will be offered conservative and non-invasive treatment options that have been effective in relieving pain. Chiropractic care can also address underlying conditions contributing to your discomfort.
Did you know…
… that 25 percent of all the bones in your body are located in your feet? In fact, your feet not only have 26 bones, but they also have 19 muscles, 33 joints and 107 different ligaments! Considering the average person walks approximately 10,000 steps each day, it’s no wonder these bones can fall out of alignment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You should see a chiropractor for foot care pertaining the muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissues of the feet. Chiropractors do not specialize in other disorders of the feet, such as infections or ingrown toenails. To find out more about chiropractic foot care and whether it’s right for you, schedule a consultation with Fix The Cause Chiropractic today.
You can expect drug-free and surgery-free treatment options designed to reduce chronic foot pain. Dr. Witherspoon will work to determine whether to take an x-ray of your foot to determine whether your symptoms are related to a bio-mechanical problem. Once the primary issues are determined, your foot may be chiropractically adjusted. This typically results in rapid symptom relief, less stiffness, and increased mobility, but the effect of the adjustment is dependent on many factors, such as length of time the problem has been present and structural issues in the foot.
Yes. Wearing the appropriate footwear to support your feet is important for overall foot health. If your problem is ankle-related, a brace may provide the support you need to avoid injury and live pain-free. Dr. Witherspoon can offer the most accurate recommendations for your feet after finding your primary issues.