Putting Your Best Foot Forward With Chiropractic Care

Millions of people in this country cope with foot pain on a daily basis. Sadly, many of them don’t even think that this is unusual. They consider foot pain to be a natural part of growing older or an unfortunate side effect of a physically intense job.

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Your chiropractor knows that any sort of pain is not normal and that aching feet can lead to a variety of health issues throughout the rest of your body. Your foot has 26 bones and a misalignment in one of them can have repercussions in your overall health. Instead of relying upon drugs or shoe insoles for your aching feet, why not consider chiropractic care? It’s a safe, natural way to rid pain at its source instead of masking your symptoms.

Common Sources of Foot Pain

  • Top of the foot- If you’re suffering from pain on the top of one or both feet, it could be the result of flat feet or high arches. Each condition can result in pain and stress on the top of the foot, due to strained tendons. In both cases, the pain is connected to a mechanical dysfunction or bone misalignment in the foot, which can be treated with chiropractic care.
  • Back of the foot- Pain that originates behind the heel is typically the result of Achilles tendonitis. This condition is typically caused by strain on the Achilles tendon and a misalignment of the foot is almost always seen in people with this condition. This injury can be the result of repetitive motion or from an old injury to the foot or ankle. This painful condition responds well to chiropractic healing.
  • Side of the foot- This type of pain is common among runners, or other patients who are physically active; it’s also frequently seen in patients whose shoes are too tight. If you have pain in the side of your foot that’s not related to bunions or tight fitting shoes, you may want to schedule an appointment with your chiropractor. He or she will be able to reduce the stress on the bones and joints in your foot to help relieve your pain.

If you’re suffering from foot pain your chiropractic team can help get you up and running once again. Remember, your chiropractor is able to heal more than just ailments of the neck and back. They know how important it is for the body to remain in alignment to avoid injuries far from the original source.

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

 

Story credit, Photo credit: Feet by reegmo. Used under a Creative Commons license.

 

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