It will come as no surprise that our feet take a pretty relentless beating. Most of us use them daily, and many of us are on them more than we’re off them. What may be a surprise is that chiropractic care can significantly help with foot and ankle discomfort.
Maybe you have an active lifestyle or work in a position that necessitates standing on your feet throughout the day, or maybe your feet just need some extra attention. No matter the circumstances, our feet are often at risk due to the amount of pressure we put on them.
When the feet or ankles are out of balance, we can feel unsteady and rely on other areas of the body in order to protect those that are harmed. This creates additional problems and can lead to further pain and injury.
Our office works with several patients who experience various kinds of foot pain, providing non-invasive care and insight for getting and maintaining healthy feet. We will use proven chiropractic methods to restore function so you can work, get active, sleep, and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle.
When you think about the size of our feet compared to the size of our bodies, it’s easy to determine their strength and understand their requirement for care. Supporting our entire body weight on a daily basis is pretty remarkable in and of itself, but for those who use their feet more often and rely on them for a higher standard than the rest of us, proper foot maintenance is essential.
The feet are made up of a complex system of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. These things work together to help us walk, stand, run, jump, and stay balanced. Providing our feet with safe and healing chiropractic services is a great way to ensure they can do their job at the highest level.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common term used to describe pain at the bottom of the foot. However, it is not always the bottom of the foot that is the problem. Foot pain can be caused by a build-up of scar tissue in the muscles crossing the foot and ankle, as well as in the calf.
The muscles and ligaments that cross the ankle joint need to be evaluated if you have foot and ankle pain. Muscle adhesions will decrease the ankle’s range of motion, making the muscles in your legs and feet weaker and less flexible.
Achilles tendon injuries
If you are suffering from pain near the ankle, it could be your Achilles tendon. The fibers that make up the tendon will become disorganized with overuse. It is essential to seek treatment for pain in the Achilles tendon as it can lead to further damage and injury down the road.
Ankle sprains can cause damage to the small ankle ligaments. If not treated, the ligaments can form adhesions or scar tissue and decrease the range of motion in the ankle. Reduced range of motion will speed up degeneration of the ankle joint. Finding and fixing adhesion and scar tissue early will lessen the long-term degeneration due to an ankle injury.
Overuse of the calf muscles will cause adhesion to develop and decrease functionality. Adhesions will make the calf more susceptible to strains because the areas that are loaded with adhesion can’t lengthen and contract properly, causing other areas of the calf to become overused. When the calf muscles are overused, foot and ankle problems can occur, leading to decreased range of motion and pain.
Other common reasons you may experience foot and ankle discomfort include:
- Fractures or broken bones
- Fallen arches
- Sprains and strains
- Bruised tissue
- Weak or irritated muscles
- And more
These things can cause mild discomfort or be completely debilitating and lead to any of the following:
- Inability to apply weight to one foot
- Inability to rotate the ankle
- Loss of range of motion and flexibility
- The other foot overcompensating due to favoring one side
- Pain spreading up the leg into the hip
- And more
When our natural gait is thrown off balance, we can put undue pressure on other joints and muscles, forcing our bodies to work harder. However, it can also cause physical damages as well, including soreness in the entire lower body, aches throughout the back, and even headaches.
We will use safe, reliable resources to determine the cause of your foot discomfort and put a natural plan in action that rids you of pain and gets you a healthy body.
For most of us, the foot is integral to our movement, and we rely on our feet for daily life. Because of this, we’re all vulnerable to foot pain. That said, some of us are more likely than others to need foot rehabilitation and support from a local chiropractor in Midland.
If you’re suffering from recurring foot or ankle pain, we recommend making an appointment to visit us so you can start getting healthy today.
Runners, triathletes, tennis players, and dancers are all more susceptible to foot injury than most. They know first-hand how debilitating foot and ankle pain can be.
Without proper treatment, injuries to the foot and ankle can leave you with a lifetime of pain and recurring injuries, as it takes you away from the sport you love.
At True Motion Chiropractic Group, we specialize in treating the soft tissue injuries associated with foot and ankle pain through a very specific form of diagnostics and treatment that pinpoints the affected tissue and offers targeted therapy.
Some other people who are more inclined to experience foot pain include the following:
- Those involved in an accident that injured the foot or ankle
- Retail workers and hair stylists
- Those who work on their feet often
- Serious athletes
- Those involved in high-impact sports or workout programs
Getting back to your sport or job is closer and more accessible than you may think. You deserve a life of comfort and wellness. Let’s get you there.
If you’re looking for non-invasive, non-surgical, non-medicated recovery for your foot pain and underlying cause, chiropractic care is an excellent choice. True Motion Chiropractic Group is a responsible, experienced team of people who want to help you get your mobility in check.
Let us determine the cause of your symptoms and put an end to it. Doing so will increase your comfort level and keep other areas of your body from danger and injury. We understand the importance of body balance, pain management, and preventative care, and we want to provide those things to you. We’ll give you the knowledge to maintain your body’s health long after your visits with us so you can continue to strengthen and nurture yourself.
If you have foot pain or have lost range of motion in your foot or ankle, we want to be of service. We’ve successfully helped several individuals with foot-related problems. Many of the causes were due to one or more of the following:
- Prolonged activity
- Irregular foot use or action
- Work-related accident
- Sporting accident
- Auto accident
- Excessive standing
- Overuse injury
Our team will devise a healing program that is smart and intuitive to the body, allowing for a smooth and easy experience. Your body is put through trauma regularly; let us give you the tools to take care of it, so it can keep providing for you and work as it was made to.
We encourage proactive health and well-being. Our team is dedicated to a high-functioning lifestyle, and to achieve that goal, a high-functioning body is needed. Using the safety of chiropractic, we provide wellness solutions that give balance, organization, and enhanced performance. If even a singular foot muscle or bone is injured, the whole body can be affected.
Our team wants to restore the foot’s correct function and mobility, so you are free to live in comfort. We will find the root of your pain and mend it for a steadfast, dependable healing journey.
Our process is clean and straightforward:
- Use modern technology and years of experience to find the source of the symptoms
- Examine the patient’s motion, movement, and flexibility
- Determine the best, unique plan of action for treatment
- Start the healing process
Chiropractic care has the double benefit of providing relief in both body and mind. A healthy lifestyle that is able to support your body is a gift that never stops, and it’s never too late to start.
Some naturally occurring effects from chiropractic care include:
- Increased comfort
- Increased balance
- Increased energy
- Improved sleeping patterns
- Improved physical activity and exercise
- Improved range of motion, flexibility, and mobility
- Reduced inflammation, swelling, and redness
- Less pressure put on joints, muscles, and ligaments
- Enhanced quality of life
Make foot pain part of your history starting today. Contact us to learn more.
How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Foot Pain?
True Motion Chiropractic Group uses a variety of services to ensure the safe healing of your body. We believe that each patient gets out of their treatment whatever they put in; therefore, we work with you side-by-side to encourage effective, long-lasting, and proactive results.
Our solutions to your foot care cater to outstanding health and wellness goals; some solutions include:
- Chiropractic adjustments to foot and ankle
- The McKenzie Method
- Soft tissue treatments
- Rehabilitative exercises and stretches
- Laser treatments
- Massage therapy
Whenever possible, we will provide you with take-home, preventative, and strengthening stretches and exercises to help support your health and keep you from further injury. When untreated, your foot pain can lead to additional discomfort in other areas, spinal injury, nerve damage, inability to perform, and so much more.
Put an end to it now with our responsible care.