When most people think of chiropractors, they think of relief from back or neck pain. In reality, a chiropractor deals with much more than just ease your back pain.
For instance, if you have foot pain, a chiropractor that specializes in orthotics will be able to assess your situation. You may need to have a custom made orthotic. A typical assessment will include a discussion of your medical history, a gait analysis, a weight bearing and non-weight bearing examination, foam casting, and a recommendation on the best suited orthotic for your situation.
If you are experiencing any of the following foot ailments, a chiropractor may be able to help:
- pain while standing or walking
- pain in your foot or ankle while running
- bunions, calluses or corns
- tingling or a numbness in your arches
- pain in your foot arches
- Achilles tendonitis
Our feet take a lot of punishment throughout the day. The average person walks over 6000 steps every day. They are our foundation and bear the weight of our entire body. It is no wonder over 75% of us have foot pain at some point in our lives. Joggers, runners and athletes frequently suffer from foot pain and seek the help of a chiropractor for relief.
Even if your chiropractor decides that you do not need special orthotics for your feet, they can help relieve the pressure and pain through normal treatments like massage and manipulation. They can even use an ultrasound treatment to control and relieve spasms.
You may even find that when they do adjustments on your spine to properly align it, you will feel less pain and pressure in your feet. When your spine is in balance, the rest of your body’s appendages, like your hands, feet, arms and legs will also be in balance. This allows your body to heal itself naturally.
When you are looking for the help of a chiropractor, make sure you interview more than one and choose someone whom with you feel most comfortable. Check with your insurance provider to confirm whether the cost is going to be covered.