Many people will experience foot or ankle pain at some point in their life. The foot and ankle are the hardest working regions of the body considering we use them every single day to walk and stand. Most causes of foot and ankle pain are due to soft tissue injuries and do not last a long period of time. If pain begins to worsen or seems to last longer than a month, there could be a structural change to the foot and ankle or there may be an underlying condition playing a role in the pain. There are several reasons why one may experience long-term foot and ankle pain, these include:
Chiropractic care can help relieve pain, improve mobility, and improve posture. Specific adjustments can be made to the foot and ankle to realign the joint, reducing inflammation and decreasing pain. If there are any soft tissue restrictions, this may cause the foot/ankle to feel stiff, chiropractic adjustments can help with relaxing the muscles, decreasing the stiffness. When adjusting the foot and ankle, the joints are properly aligned which will allow for improved range of motion and increased mobility. At JP Chiropractic we know that everything is connected, this being said, adjusting the spine for improved posture will take some pressure off the feet and ankles, improving mobility and preventing future injuries.