Foot and Ankle Pain Relief
It’s Difficult to Function When You Have Foot or Ankle Pain. Holistic Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Can Help
Holistic chiropractic and physiotherapy have been shown to aid in the recovery of broken limbs and alleviate acute and chronic pain in the process.
Northstar Integrated Health & Physical Medicine Center can help alleviate your foot and ankle pain, which can be caused by a variety of factors.
Because of how much time you spend on your feet each day, having problems with your feet or ankles can significantly influence the quality of your life. Taking the stairs, walking a few blocks to work, or even driving your car can cause excruciating pain.
If you’d like to learn more about how our services can help you, schedule an appointment now!
What are the outcomes of holistic physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy for foot and ankle pain?
Whether or not they are new or long-standing, foot and ankle problems can be treated at Northstar Integrated Health and Physical Medicine Center. If you’re experiencing pain, our holistic physiotherapists and chiropractors will conduct a thorough examination to discover the root cause and then devise a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Your treatment plan will use one or more of the following: precise motions, manual techniques, therapeutic modalities such as acupuncture; and guidance tailored to your individual situation. Before returning to a normal life, holistic care will need to focus on strengthening your foot and ankle, muscles surrounding it, and understanding your physical, psychological, spiritual, and emotional well-being to achieve optimal health. This will also include balancing or proprioceptive exercises as well as a gradual reintroduction to your activities.
The most typical causes of foot and ankle pain are:
An acute injury to the foot or ankle can cause immediate pain, or it can develop over time as a result of a more chronic condition.
Pain in the feet and ankles can be caused by a variety of things, including:
- Plantar fasciitis
The connective tissue at the bottom of your foot might become inflamed, which is what happens with plantar fasciitis. Overuse or improper loadings, such as standing for long periods of time or switching up one’s footwear or activity, can aggravate the condition.
- Fallen arches
The arch of your foot is formed by a network of tendons in your foot. Having a properly arched foot is the result of strong tendons. Your foot will have a very low arch or none at all if the tendons fail to pull together properly. “Flat foot” or “fallen arch” is a common term for this condition. For a long time, we’ve believed that this was a major factor in the development of chronic pain or discomfort. As a result, if you’re experiencing pain in this area, you may want to look into incorrect loading strategies.
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
When the tarsal tunnel becomes inflamed and pinched, it results in tarsal tunnel syndrome. The pain can start in the ankle, it can travel up and into the foot.
A fracture occurs when the bone is subjected to an excessive amount of force or trauma, resulting in a crack or complete break. An ankle or foot fracture may need several weeks of rest to allow for proper healing.
These anti-friction sacs (bursae) become irritated and painful when the tendons rub against them.
Tendinopathy, or inflammation and sensitivity of the tendons, are symptoms of tendinitis, which is now more often known as tendinopathy.
Pain in joints can be caused by inflammation or degeneration. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most frequent kinds of inflammation and the ankle and foot joints can be severely affected by both.
- Sprains and strains
A ligament is sprained or torn when it is overextended, whereas a muscle or tendon is strained when it is overextended.
- Referral from your lower back
Believe it or not, 30 percent of ankle and foot pain can be caused by a lower back problem, either alone or in conjunction with other lower extremity symptoms.
What caused my foot and ankle pain?
Your ankles and feet are intricate mechanical systems that need to work together seamlessly if you want them to perform at their best. The ankle joint is made up of three bones and various connective tissues that must all work together in order for the joint to function properly. The foot is even more complicated, with over a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments occupying over a dozen bones in 30 joints. Pain in your feet and ankles is a common ailment because of the many complex structures that comprise them.
It’s not uncommon to avoid putting weight on your foot if you’ve sustained an injury to your foot or ankle. As a result, you are left with two options: risking injury to your other foot by hopping around or spending the rest of your life in an immobile chair, unable to leave the house and care for yourself or your loved ones. Even the tiniest aches and pains can have a significant impact on your daily life and the lives of those you care about.
The time for foot and ankle pain is over!
Make sure you don’t let foot and ankle pain hold you back. To overcome the limitations imposed by foot or ankle pain, we offer physiotherapy and chiropractic serving those living Lisle, IL and all surrounding towns.
Get in touch with the NORTHSTAR INTEGRATED HEALTH AND PHYSICAL MEDICINE CENTER right away to make an appointment. Let us assist you in quickly getting back on your feet!