How does ankle and foot pain start?
There are many ways your foot and ankle pain can start. The most common include:
- Repetitive ankle sprains or “rolled ankles.”
- Poor footwear
- Trauma like missing a step and landing awkwardly
- Flat feet
- Poor pelvis function
- General wear and tear of the ankle and foot that comes with age
Sometimes a combination of one or more of the above can increase your chances of having middle back pain.
What you might be feeling?
- Pain on the inside or outside of the ankle
- Achilles tendon pain or tightness
- Tight calves.
- Heel pain
- Pain on the sole of your foot (especially in the mornings)
- Pain or clicking in the foot or ankle when walking
- Pain in the toes malformed toes
- Difficulty running because of ankle pain
If you have experienced one or more of the above symptoms, you may need to be professionally assessed by our chiropractor, Paul Simmons.
How we can help.
At Clear Choice Chiropractic, we perform a thorough history and examination of ankle and foot.
We carefully assess:
- The motion of each of the joints of foot and ankle
- Any tightness of surrounding muscles
- Any swelling or inflammation that can be present with your pain.
Once we have completed a detailed assessment of your foot and ankle pain, you will have your examination findings explained to you in a way you can understand.
If you choose to proceed with treatment, your treatment options will be explained to you. In the majority of cases, we can begin treatment right away.
What can you expect.
If your foot or ankle pain is a result of joint dysfunction (poor joint movement), a specific correction is gently made by hand which is applied to that particular joint or joints of the foot or ankle.
The adjustment aims to help restore and correct the biomechanical position of the foot and ankle. Making this specific correction helps to improve the function of the foot and ankle, and in most cases, will reduce your pain levels.
Once you have had your treatment, you will be given important advice to complement your treatment. This may include:
- Pain management recommendations
- Basic rehabilitation exercises such as exercises targeted at improving balance
- Ergonomic advice, e.g. correct footwear recommendations
- Referral to an allied health professional such as a podiatrist.