Chiropractors treat feet too!

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It’s true! Chiropractic adjustments can be performed on many different joints, and although Chiropractors do focus mainly on the spine, they are also trained in treating the arms, legs hands, ankles and feet – even the jaw!

Here are some common causes of pain in your feet and how Chiropractic treatment could help!

Plantar Fasciitis -This is one of the most common causes of foot pain.  It occurs when the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot (plantar fascia) becomes irritated.  It is a very painful condition, but it can be treated.

Chiropractic treatment can reduce the stress in the ligament, giving it a chance to heal, along with other advice such as exercises and cryotherapy (the use of ice)

Foot Bursitis – This is caused by small, lubricated sacs called bursas becoming inflamed, which in turn causes them to swell, resulting in intense pain and discomfort.  Their job is to act as cushions to help reduce friction between bones, tendons and muscles moving across each other.

Chiropractic treatment would be aimed at stabilizing the area and in the early stages the use of ultrasound to help ease the inflammation along with massage therapy which will help break down any scar tissue have proven beneficial.  Chiropractic adjustments can then be used to loosen the related muscles, bones and joints.

Achilles Tendoninitis – is a common condition that occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg and connects your calf muscles to your heel bone, become irritated and inflamed.  It is used when you walk, run, climb stairs, jump and stand on your tip-toes!

Chiropractic treatment would be aimed at improving the body’s weight distribution and the movement of the lower leg, ankle and foot.  This will help reduce the unequal wear and tear that can lead to this painful condition.

Chiropractic adjustments along with specific exercises to strengthen the calf muscles will be of great benefit.

So if you have foot pain – speak to your Chiropractor or call our team on Luton (01582) 579687 or Hitchin (01462) 420077 alternatively e-mail us on hitchin@healesclinics.com, luton@healesclinics.com

 


Peter Heale Chiropractor in Hitchin and LutonFrom the team at Heale's Chiropractic Clinics
Over 30 years of helping people in Hitchin and Luton and the surrounding areas of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

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