It’s a well-known fact that many patients come in initially seeking chiropractic care for their spine, maybe for a condition such as low back pain or headaches. However other patients have heard about our unique treatment for various foot pain conditions. Those patients seek care initially for improved foot health.
You’ve got to ask yourself the question, “since when have chiropractors become known for treating foot conditions?” The truth of the matter is that most people don’t normally think about going to the chiropractor for their foot pain. Rather it’s commonplace to visit the podiatrist or family practice medical doctor when a foot symptom arises.
However, our chiropractic clinic is different than the typical. We focus on treating a myriad of foot conditions and symptoms through the application of specifically placed chiropractic foot adjustments. There are 26 bones in each foot, all joined together by a network of ligaments, muscles and tendons. When one or more of those tarsal bones loses its healthy alignment, it can lead to a foot problem.
Foot adjusting technique is both a science and an art. In chiropractic college very little is taught regarding foot health and foot disorders. Foot adjusting techniques can be more challenging to learn because it’s not taught in chiropractic colleges at anywhere near the same level as spinal adjusting. For that reason, most chiropractic students graduate with the intention of treating spinal conditions, but they don’t normally have the treatment of foot conditions in mind.
Here at this clinic, we’ve taken a different approach to healthcare. In addition to the treatment of spinal conditions, we also adjust the feet with a similar focus. There is a unique art and skill necessary for chiropractic foot adjusting. Chiropractic foot adjusting technique is best administered using a methodical approach through specifically placed adjustments to the misaligned foot bones and joints.
We’ve taken numerous additional training courses on hand and foot adjusting techniques, which allows us to help many different musculoskeletal foot disorders.
The chiropractic foot adjusting techniques we provide are beneficial in treating conditions such as:
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Studies show that 72% of Americans will suffer with foot pain. This has been researched and reported by the American Podiatric Medical Association. That means nearly 3 out of 4 people will develop foot pain at some point during their lifetime. That’s a lot of people!
The most common foot condition that patients suffer from is known as plantar fasciitis. The usual symptoms include pain and tenderness at the bottom of the heel. The symptoms may become worse after prolonged periods of weight bearing while walking or running. Walking on rough terrain can also pose a potential reason for increased symptoms. Chronic plantar fasciitis may eventually develop into the formation of a heel spur. A heel spur consists of a bony protrusion or calcification at the bottom of the heel near the location of the attachment for the plantar fascia.
Unfortunately, in most cases the podiatric profession takes a more medical approach vs. conservative. However, the chiropractic approach offers a unique conservative solution for many of the various foot conditions and disorders that people so often develop and suffer with.
Whether you’re suffering with heel pain, ankle, arch or toe problems, there is a good chance we’ll be able to alleviate your symptoms and provide a long-term solution.