Patients are amazed at how good their feet feel after a foot adjustment! For many patients, a combination of foot adjustments, spinal adjustments and custom orthotics can resolve all their foot pain without injections, drugs or surgery.
People generally think of knee pain as knee pain. Foot pain as foot pain, shoulder pain as shoulder pain and so on.
What chiropractic does is look at how ever part of your body is inter-connected. We get your body to work as a “team”.
A close look at the human foot reveals a marvel of design and efficiency. The bones of the foot, when appropriately aligned and functioning, provide a network of ?arches? which can provide shock absorption, appropriate leverage for muscles, and protection of the ligaments.
If there is any compromise of these arches, it changes the movement of the foot, which in turn changes the movement of other weight bearing joints including the knee, hip, pelvis, low back, etc. Imagine how well a chiropractic foot adjustment can relieve pain when you consider each foot and ankle contain 26 bones and 33 joints and more than 100 muscles.
Foot Pain Can Often Be Treated with a Chiropractic Adjustment and, in Some Cases, Custom Orthotics
Your feet are your ?base? and in order for your structure to be stable, you need a stable base.
The foot itself consists of a number of bones, ligaments, soft tissues and the joints that ?live? between those bones There are many treatments that can be utilized for foot pain, depending on the diagnosis, including chiropractic adjustments of the foot, heel lifts to help correct structural deficiencies, prescription custom orthotics, exercise, ultrasound, injections or surgical interventions.
Even most Podiatrists, (foot doctors) agree that 90% of foot pain, such as bunions and plantar fasciitis, respond well to conservative treatment (non-surgical and drug-free treatment).
While in some cases surgery may be required, more invasive and riskier methods of treatment are rarely indicated if the underlying problem is correct.
What is a Custom Orthotic?
Custom orthotics are another way of saying, ?Custom-made flexible spinal-pelvis stabilizers? because this is essentially what they do when fitted properly. Orthotics should not be a ?one size fits all? over the counter purchase any more than you would buy a mouth guard at the store instead of going to an orthodontist for ?braces? to get the perfect smile. Your foot is a highly variable bio-mechanical marvel and a custom orthotic is the only ?insert? that can allow for the changes in your feet which occur naturally as you walk. Custom orthotics allow for the appropriate stretching and strengthening of the ligaments and muscles so that your arches can return to an optimally functional alignment.
?Many insurance plans cover Prescribed Custom Othotics.