When thinking about chiropractic care, people often think this practice only focuses on spine alignment. Chiropractic focuses on mechanical disorders of the entire musculoskeletal system, so even your feet can benefit from this century-old practice.
Basics to Foot Pain
Your foot is comprised of 26 bones and 33 small joints, making it easy for a misalignment to occur which can cause pain. Foot pain can also be caused by poor form or a muscle strain, both of which chiropractic care can help with. Your feet work hard every single day—especially if you work or exercise on your feet regularly—and it is important you take care when pain arises. Never ignore your symptoms!
Chiropractic for Foot Pain
Chiropractors are musculoskeletal experts, and they consider everything from misaligned joints to favoring one side of your body over the other when suffering from pain. Whether you are suffering from plantar fasciitis or you recently twisted your ankle, a chiropractor can assess your pain, the alignment of your feet and ankles and determine whether chiropractic care can help you.
Depending on the type of injury or severity of your pain, a chiropractic specialist may recommend a combination treatment for foot pain as chiropractic care is not always a fix-all solution. These additional treatment methods may include massage, exercise, acupuncture, shoe inserts, or the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevation).
What to Expect
Adjustments should always be performed by a licensed specialist. A consultation and treatment can last anywhere between 30 minutes to over an hour. The specialist will ask questions pertaining to your health history, concerns, and any pain or discomfort you have been experiencing. This will be followed by a physical exam. Depending on the severity, the specialist might request further examinations or X-rays.
Chiropractic Care in Centennial, Colorado
If you are in need of a chiropractor in the south Denver Metro Area, Arapahoe Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center would be happy to help you. We provide a variety of service for foot pain sufferers, including massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, and even custom foot orthotics. Contact us for more information or schedule a consultation today!
BY: Dr. Friedman
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