Chiropractic and Foot Care
Chiropractic treatment is beneficial for the feet and is a drug-free, surgery-free, functional medicine. Chiropractic care for the feet restores proper motion, reestablishes correct skeletal biomechanics and reestablishes nerve flow. 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. The primary goals of chiropractic care are the restoration of correct skeletal biomechanics and the optimization of nerve flow using chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue work and patient education.
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. 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.
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.
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