Conditions / Foot Pain
You may not immediately think of chiropractic care when you experience foot pain, but we’re here to tell you, it helps. Many of our patients come to us due to a foot injury, discomfort in the heel or arch of the foot, or lack of flexibility in the foot and ankle. Dr. Peters is skilled at determining what’s causing the ailment and finding a safe remedy to restore foot function.
We understand the immense amount of pressure put on our feet daily, especially if you work in an industry that necessitates standing for hours at a time or you lead an active lifestyle.
Athletic or non-athletic, your feet are often at risk.
The pressure we put on our feet can contribute to destabilizing and balancing problems that affect the foot in various ways. Whether your foot pain is aching and erratic or sharp and persistent, we can minimize your pain through non-invasive and hands-on care.
Why Do I Have Foot Pain?
Our feet support our body’s weight in its entirety, which means they need to work as they were meant for adequate and vital movement. When the integrity of the foot is compromised, it can quickly jeopardize other areas of the body.
The foot is a complex structure made up of 26 bones, 30 joints, over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Even everyday wear and tear can take a toll on their proper function. Without reliable feet, we can’t stand, walk, or run; for most of us, those things are integral to our lifestyle.
Foot pain is caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Stress fractures
- Plantar fasciitis
- Fallen arches / flat feet
- Sprains and strains
- Bruised tissue
- Overuse / fatigue
- And more
All of these conditions can be very painful if not successfully treated. It’s important to find what’s causing your pain in order to treat it properly and rid your body of its discomfort.
When your foot aches, you may suffer from one or more of the following:
- Inability to apply weight to one foot
- Loss of range of motion and flexibility
- The other foot overcompensating
- Favoring one side
These misuses trigger your body to modify its usual and natural gait, adding stress to joints found in your legs and hips and may even affect your lower spine and pelvis.
Having a chiropractor determine the reason for your symptoms and implementing a program that realigns or reforms the foot will reduce exposing the rest of your body to harm, get you balanced, and mitigate your pain.
Who Gets Foot Pain?
For most of us, our feet are pretty central to our life, so we’re all susceptible to foot pain. For those who have been involved in a severe accident that affected the foot, pain management may be an ongoing occurrence. If you have recurring or chronic foot pain, speak to your local chiropractor in Omaha. If Dr. Peters cannot provide the service needed to support your body’s health, he will advise you to talk with a specialist.
Some people are more inclined to experience foot pain:
- Retail workers and hair stylists
- Those who work on their feet often
- Serious athletes
Your pain relief may be just around the corner and much easier to achieve than you think. Let’s get your joints, muscles, and ligaments working together as they should so you can get back to doing the things you love to do.
Should I See a Chiropractor For My Foot Pain?
A chiropractor may be able to responsibly rid your feet of pain quickly. Your feet are designed to support your movement, so when something is causing them harm, it’s important to find out what it is.
Our Omaha chiropractic office knows how to balance every part of the body, allowing muscles and joints to work in unison the way they are meant to. Dr. Peters has experience working on feet that have been injured and finding a safe solution to the problem.
Some reasons for foot pain may be:
- Prolonged activity
- Irregular foot use
- Irregular actions
- Sporting accident
- Auto accident
- Excessive standing
- Overuse injury
Let our team put together a non-invasive program that supports your health goals. We will work with you in-office and give you tips and exercises to take home that will help keep your feet healthy and functioning at their peak.
We believe in educating our patients and giving them the tools to live a pain-free life through proactive care. When your body is working as it should, performance and confidence are maximized.
How Can a Chiropractor Help My Foot Pain?
Chiropractic care offers benefits that go well beyond medical treatment. Managing pain using reliable and conservative measures and helping the body thrive through its own healing power are good for you physically and mentally. We will help you achieve body balance quickly and safely, starting at the foundation- your feet.
A knowledgeable chiropractor can restore your foot, so your pain stops and doesn’t spread to other areas of the lower body.
Our process is streamlined:
- Rule out the scary stuff by performing functional movement testing, and strength and muscle testing
- Examine motion and flexibility
- Hone in on the issue
- Determine the best course for your treatment
- If appropriate, a chiropractic adjustment to your foot may be given during your first visit, and this will often restore some function and relieve pain immediately
Once your foot has been relieved of its dysfunction, your entire body can feel better.. Dr. Peters will go over ways to improve your overall health and lifestyle, so your body maintains its improvements..
Some benefits you can expect to receive are:
- Increase in comfort
- Less pain in your foot or a completely pain-free foot
- Better balance and support
- Improved range of motion, flexibility, and mobility
- Reduced inflammation, swelling, and redness
- Less pressure put on joints, muscles, and ligaments
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved physical activity and exercise
- More energy
- Improved overall quality of life
You don’t have to live with your foot pain and all the headaches it can cause (both literally and figuratively). We will find a safe solution that works with your lifestyle. Let’s talk about how.
How Will a Chiropractor Treat My Foot Pain?
Weekend warriors, professional sportspeople, desk-sitters, movie-watchers, all of the above, and everyone we’ve missed: when your foot is in pain, your whole body can be affected. Don’t let mild discomfort turn into something way more significant.
Let Dr. Peters help get you back on your feet. Our chiropractic care solutions are comprehensive, safe, effective, and garner a healthy lifestyle.
- Chiropractic adjustments to foot and ankle
- Dry Needling
- Myofascial Release
- Therapeutic exercises and stretches
- Evidence-based chiropractic care
We encourage at-home exercising and stretching that promote strength and body balance. We’ll provide you with the correct way to perform your at-home routine and give you techniques that enhance your health goals and body needs and contribute to a faster recovery.
Figuring out the cause of your foot pain before it injures other areas or becomes worse is the best way to avoid more serious damage.
When foot pain goes ignored, you may experience:
- Chronic foot aches, pain, or stiffness
- Spreading pain
- Spinal problems
- Discomfort when standing or sleeping
- Loss of range of motion and flexibility
- Nerve injury or damage
- Inability to perform your job, daily routine, or physical activity
- Mental and emotional distress
Don’t let your foot pain get in the way of your lifestyle. Come into our office, and let’s start your healing process now with our reliable and responsible care.
Call us today to learn more about how we can support your active lifestyle and overall health.
A body that performs at its peak is what we all want, that starts with the foot. Read what some of our patients suffering from foot pain had to say about us.
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