Your feet are highly complex structures. Numerous bones (26 to be exact!) joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves can be found in each one of them.
With all these moving parts in this area, it’s not surprising that foot pain can occur for many reasons. Unfortunately, when you experience foot pain, you may find it extremely difficult to go on with your everyday life. After all, it’s hard to complete your daily tasks when you say “ouch!” with every step you take.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Today, we will show you how chiropractic care can be the solution for your foot-related issues. Thus, you can get relief from the pain and recover sustainably.
The Conventional Way to Treat Foot Pain
Most people reach for a pill or look for a new pair of shoes to relieve the pain when they experience foot pain. Certainly, correct footwear, rest, some ice packs, and gentle basic exercises can help get you back on your feet (literally). However, very often this is a slow process where there is a risk of experiencing some flare-ups later on or even chronic pain.
To avoid the return of foot pain, it’s necessary to take an extra step and address the underlying issue(s) as well that initiated the pain symptoms. This is why chiropractic care seems to be more effective when it comes to treating foot pain than other conventional methods. Chiropractors are trained to dig deeper and look for the true cause of your pain and address it holistically.
Restoring Foot Balance
In our feet, some specific mechanics are essential for participating even in our simplest daily activities like walking. When these movements are affected by misalignments (regardless of whether they are in the foot itself or somewhere else within the body), this can cause pain and dysfunction.
Luckily, chiropractors can detect any misalignments, poor movement patterns, and limited joint mobility that can be the root cause of your symptoms. Then, they can design a personalized treatment plan that addresses all these issues sustainably.
How Chiropractors Treat Foot Pain
When it comes to chiropractic foot pain treatment, numerous techniques can be used in order to improve the function of the foot and restore its balance. One of them is the adjustments of the local joints and connective tissues that can help you regain the necessary balance to your foot (and any other areas causing imbalances, such as the spine).
Besides these adjustments, chiropractors can do massages to release the tight muscles that are contributing to the misalignment. Finally, a well-designed exercise program can help you improve your movement mechanics and restore proper alignment with daily activities for long-lasting results.
Get Back on Your Foot
Now that you understand why chiropractic care is great for addressing foot pain, it’s time to look for a chiropractor. When doing your search to see which chiropractors are available in your local area, make sure to search for chiropractors that are certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP). CBP is an expert-driven, research-based certification that helps these health professionals provide the best care for your foot pain and other health complaints.
If you are in the Virginia Beach, VA area, Samantha Coleman is CBP-certified at ChiroSolutions Center. Don’t hesitate to give us a call! Book your first appointment today and let us help you get back on your foot (or feet) as soon as possible.
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