Foot Pain Treatment at Fox Chiropractic, P.S.
You may associate chiropractic care with problems such as whiplash, auto accident injury, personal injury cases, and low back pain, but did you know that Fox Chiropractic, P.C. can also treat debilitating foot pain? The right combination of joint adjustments, orthotics, and other helpful techniques at our Seattle, WA, clinic can get you back on your feet without any need for painkillers or surgery.
The Unpleasant World of Foot Pain
Foot pain can occur for all kinds of reasons, some of which may originate in other parts of the body. Common types of foot pain include:
- Plantar fasciitis - Plantar fasciitis is a chronic inflammation of the connective tissue that supports the arches of the feet. Congenital defects, high heels, lack of arch support in your shoes, overuse of your feet in your work or favorite sport, obesity, and a spinal misalignment that throws off your weight distribution can also contribute to plantar fasciitis.
- Ankle sprains - Ankle sprains involve stretching and tearing of the ankle's ligaments (as opposed to ankle strains, which affect the muscles and tendons). An uneven gait from a spinal misalignment or foot abnormality can make you vulnerable to ankle sprains and strains.
- Neuropathy - Foot pain can occur due to misfiring nerve signals relayed from the sciatic nerve to the nerves of the foot. If you suffer from sciatica due to a lower back problem, foot pain may be a constant companion.
Chiropractic Adjustments, Orthotics, and Other Non-Surgical Solutions
Fox Chiropractic, P.S. can figure out what's causing your foot pain and administer the appropriate remedies. Evaluations often reveal an abnormal arch shape, uneven leg length, pinched nerve, or spinal misalignment as the cause of chronic foot pain. In some cases, chiropractic adjustment can straighten your alignment and posture sufficiently to ease your foot pain. We can also treat chronic foot pain with orthotics. Orthotic insoles are custom-made (thanks to our GaitScan machine and our association with Orthotic Group) to fit your feet precisely, providing just the right degree of extra arch support to even out your balance and correct an uneven gait.
Other forms of care can also ease foot pain. We offer drug-free options such as massage therapy, cold laser therapy, corrective exercises, and nutritional/lifestyle recommendations to help you minimize inflammation and injuries.
Make an Appointment with Our Seattle, WA, Chiropractor
In addition to treating whiplash, low back pain, and damage sustained in a personal injury or auto accident injury, our chiropractor is ready to help you take that first step toward healthier feet. Call (206) 522-6339 for an appointment!