Our feet do a lot for us, and the truth is, we beat them up. We repay our feet for taking us from point A to point B by walking, running, pounding, kicking, and many other actions that can result in severe foot pain. The good news is that our team of experienced chiropractors in St. Peters is well-versed in treating foot pain to get you back on your feet in no time.
Common Types of Foot Pain
The foot is made up of 26 bones that can cause pain when they are misaligned. Foot adjustments can offer long-lasting relief in the hands of a good chiropractor from foot pain no matter where it occurs, including:
- Top of the foot
- Arch of the foot
- Ball of the foot
- Side of the foot
- Back of the foot or heel
- Bottom of the foot or heel
These common foot misalignments may result from problems, including:
- Pronation: The arches are too weak to keep the feet properly aligned
- Metatarsalgia: The metatarsal bones in the ball of the foot are misaligned
- Plantar fasciitis: Stress to the elastic tissues that span the foot lengthwise
- Heel spurs or calcium deposits
How Can a Chiropractor Help my Foot Pain?
We can help you overcome your foot and ankle pain by taking a thorough history and by evaluating your foot pain to assess the root cause and nature of your foot pain. We will then move your feet, or as we say, palpate your foot joints to measure any range of motion limitations, identify the cause of the pain, and determine the best treatment course. The good news is that the ankle is a fairly simple joint and patients respond very well to ankle mobilization or adjustment to relieve ankle pain. On the other hand, the foot is made up of many little joints and can lose alignment as soon as you begin to walk on it again due to increased pressure from your body weight. Since the joints are so small, they can shift back out of place pretty easily. Adjustments, corrective orthotics and supportive shoes work to allow foot pain to heal.
As chiropractors, we understand the importance of body mechanics for everyday life. When treating and diagnosing foot pain, we consider your mobility, body mechanics, flexibility, strength, and stability as we determine the root cause of the pain. Your feet are the foundation of your whole body. If they stop working properly, it can begin a domain effect for pain in the rest of the body. Think about it like this; if you start to compensate for sore feet while running, you’re on the wrong foot because that compensation will cause other parts of your body to work harder and take up the strain. While examining you for foot pain, our chiropractors will look at your form, posture, and how you walk to determine whether you’re doing something that is causing the foot pain that you may not be aware of.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Foot Pain
Chiropractic adjustments of the feet can restore function and relieve pain. As a result, other areas of your body can be relieved of or protected from painful conditions that arise due to foot pain.
If you’re experiencing foot pain in St. Peters and want to learn more about how our chiropractors can work with you to treat it, contact us today. Our team of experienced chiropractors, located in St Peters, Missouri, uses a unique blend of the best chiropractic, acupuncture, laser, massage, wellness, and nutrition-related services to offer various solutions to enhance your health.