Chiroptractic Treatment of Foot Pain
Research shows that most people, particularly those aged over 55, have experienced foot pain in their life.
While foot pain may seem like a fairly simple and straightforward issue, the foot is actually an incredibly complex and intricate part of the body. This means that when you experience discomfort it can be particularly hard to diagnose the problem and treat the underlying causes. From heel pain and sprains and strains to tendon injuries and arthritis, getting expert advice and guidance from an experienced health professional can be crucial to addressing problems and alleviating chronic foot pain.
Your first foot pain consultation
We rely so much on our feet for practicality and mobility, so when something goes wrong it can be an instant source of worry. At Tunbridge Wells Chiropractic, we’ll help to ease these worries by inviting you to book an initial appointment with our team, so we can get to the root of your pain.
When you first arrive at our clinic, you’ll be welcomed in and invited to have an in-depth chat with a member of our team, giving you the chance to talk more about your symptoms and your general health. Through this consultation, we will build up a clearer picture of your situation. We’ll also complete an orthopaedic and neurological examination, which will help us determine the best kind of treatment for you. We recommend you dress comfortably. You don’t need to worry about bringing anything, unless you have any past test or X-ray results which relate to your condition.
Our treatments for foot pain can include chiropractic care and physiotherapy targeting the foot and calf area, as well as the possibility of shockwave therapy. We can also help you book a follow-up appointment and advise you on simple exercises and lifestyle changes you can implement at home in order to get the most out of your treatment.
Understanding the causes of foot pain
Foot pain is a general term which can refer to a wide range of conditions, including:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Heel pain
- Bone spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Broken bones
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Poorly fitting shoes
- Ingrown toenails
- Stress factors
- Rheumatoid arthritis and more.
Depending on the underlying cause of the foot pain, chiropractic care can be an effective way of tackling symptoms at their source, particularly when it comes to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain and achilles tendonitis.
Foot pain can have many different causes, though people who frequently engage in activities like running can be more at risk of many of the more common kinds of foot pain. Maintaining poor form during intense exercise can also be a causal factor in chronic pain. Older adults over the age of 55 may also find themselves at greater risk of certain kinds of foot pain, such as that caused by arthritis or plantar fasciitis. Foot pain may be worse first thing in the morning or after strenuous exertion of the foot.
Your treatment options
The foot is a complex system, containing 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Our expert team can help you determine what is causing your pain and what the best treatment option would be.
An in-depth examination of your feet will help us determine the best course of action, as we can search for signs such as whether the arches in your foot have dropped and are contributing to you pain. In this case, the use of custom orthotics is often advised as a way of supporting all three arches in the foot, thereby decreasing the tension on the plantar fascia and speeding up your healing process.
Other treatment options include chiropractic adjustment and physiotherapy. We can also advise you on ways to treat your foot pain yourself at home, including the best ways to rest and gently exercise your feet in between sessions at our clinic.