It's actually more surprising that the foot and ankle aren't always in pain. These are relatively tiny structures which are responsible for transferring the entire weight of the body to the ground, and giving the body enough stability to be able to walk and run!
The joints of the ankles and feet are constantly stressed with your body weight pressing down upon them, but they still manage to function properly most of the time. In fact, you rarely even think about your ankles or feet until they become sore.
Most of the causes of foot and ankle pain are fairly straightforward. Maybe your shoes pinch at the toes. Maybe your heels are too high. Maybe you transitioned from high heels to flip-flops too quickly. Maybe you rolled your ankle. Maybe you have plantar fasciitis.
Sometimes the causes of foot and ankle pain are harder to find, and require a doctor's visit for a proper diagnosis. You might be inclined to think that chiropractic can't help foot or ankle pain, but chiropractors have been helping treat lower extremity conditions for over a hundred years. Increasing research into chiropractic care for the ankle and foot is showing evidence for chiropractic care, combined with other modalities such as exercise and therapies.
How We Can Help Your Foot & Ankle Pain
The first step towards helping your foot and ankle pain is the proper diagnosis. Dr. Kyle Johnson of Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria will always take the time to talk with you about your pain and to examine your foot and ankle before suggesting any treatment. In most cases, X-ray is not necessary for foot and ankle conditions.
If chiropractic care is right for you, you can be confident that the treatment provided at Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria will be gentle, safe, and effective. Dr. Johnson specializes in the Activator Methods analysis, which uses your body's own muscles and nerves to indicate when to adjust, where to adjust, and when not to adjust.
Dr. Johnson will also recommend exercises, if necessary for your care, that you can perform in the comfort of your own home. He can also offer a variety of other therapies that may help speed up your recovery time or reduce swelling, such as ultrasound therapy, electric stimulation therapy, and more.
If you are ready to make the next step in your health care, contact Dr. Johnson of Johnson Family Chiropractic today!