Chiropractic care for the feet restores proper motion and reestablishes correct skeletal biomechanics. Chiropractic treatment for muscloskeletal conditions in the feet and lower extremities helps lessen and prevent symptoms by eliminating the source of the condition. Continual pressure placed on the feet by everyday activities makes them prime candidates for chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic treatment is drug-free, surgery-free, functional medicine. The primary goals of chiropractic care are the restoration of correct skeletal biomechanics and the optimization of nerve flow. This is accomplished through the use of chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue work and patient education. Chiropractic doctors work to eliminate the source of symptoms.
The chiropractic adjustment or chiropractic manipulation is the primary treatment used by a doctor of chiropractic. The chiropractic adjustment is a focused, manual thrust applied directly to a bone. The adjustment moves the bone into its proper motion and reestablishes correct joint mobility.The chiropractic adjustment can be executed on any joint in the body, including the feet.
The foot is an intricate structure consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 ligaments, muscles and tendons working as one unit. The feet function as a foundation, shock absorbers and propulsion units. Proper foot biomechanics are essential for balance, support and mobility. The weight-bearing nature and repetitive use of the feet predispose them for skeletal misalignments and painful overuse conditions.
Poor skeletal foot biomechanics contribute to conditions in the foot and lower extremities, including shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, plantar faciitis, runner’s knee and iliotibial band syndrome. These painful and activity-limiting conditions originate from repetitive stress and incorrect motion in the feet. Chiropractic foot care can help restore proper foot biomechanics.
Chiropractic treatment for the foot restores correct motion and reestablishes nerve flow. After a thorough consultation and examination to locate the sources of the condition, the chiropractic doctor will offer treatment to eliminate the origins of your symptoms. The chiropractic adjustment to the bone of the feet and leg removes skeletal fixations and promotes proper function. Soft tissue work and stretching lessen muscle tension. Patient education helps lessen the impact of extrinsic sources of joint fixations and symptoms.