You have 26 bones in each foot. Considering that our feet are the base of our balance and posture, taking care of them is vital to overall function and performance.
Our feet provide us with support and stability while we’re upright and help us drive vehicles, ride bikes, exercise, etc.
Because our feet are the base of our activities when upright or standing, foot pain can be much more than just a local problem.
Foot pain can lead to immobility, making activities like walking and exercising impossible. As foot pain becomes chronic, people often begin to feel pain and stiffness in the knees, hips, and low back.
Our State College chiropractor offers several holistic solutions catering to your unique needs. Whether you want to run a marathon, climb the stairs, or rest in comfort, we’ll help you reach your goals.
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Our feet take a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis. Considering the workload, it’s no wonder our feet and ankles are prone to injury and pain.
Regardless of your activity level, we are all susceptible to experiencing foot pain in our lives.
Some reasons you may experience foot or ankle pain include:
- Repetitive stress and overuse injuries
- Flat feet or high-arched feet
- Pregnancy or weight gain
- An injury such as an ankle sprain
- Improper footwear
The amount of stress we put on this area of the body is extensive. So taking care of your feet through proactive measures will help ensure their safe and proper function.
You can support your foot and ankle health by:
- Doing exercises that strengthen the muscles
- Doing stretches that improve movement and flexibility
- Wearing shoes that provide support
- Wearing the correct shoes for the sports and work you do
- Seeking chiropractic care when suffering from foot or ankle pain
Foot and ankle range of motion and full flexibility is vital to your function. Loss of mobility and pain in the feet and ankles can lead to loss of balance and pain or injury in other muscles and joints of the body.
Improper foot and ankle movement is a known and frequent cause of knee, hip, and back pain.
We work with patients with varying levels of activity and function. The care we offer helps improve range of motion as it decreases your pain and alleviates pressure on the muscles, bones, and joints.
Some of our foot and ankle pain patients complain of the following symptoms:
- Discomfort with ankle rotation
- Inability to point toes and flex the foot
- Throbbing or dull ache on top or bottom of the foot
- Sharp foot pain
- Radiating pain from the ankle into the foot
- Pain that worsens when walking, running, or standing
- Stiffness and lack of motion
Don’t let ankle pain get between you and your routine. Chiropractic treatment is safe and effective for eliminating foot and ankle pain.
There are several causes of foot and ankle pain. Trauma and stress to the joints and soft tissues will often cause pain and stiffness.
Chronic foot pain is often caused by old injuries or wear and tear that did not heal properly. Acute pain may be due to a sports injury like an ankle sprain or strain.
High or low arches in your feet can create improper movement patterns, which can also lead to foot, knee, hip, or back pain. Regardless of the cause, it is important to get effective pain relief quickly.
Conditions that may be causing your foot pain or discomfort include:
The plantar fascia connects the heel to the toes, and when it becomes tight and inflamed, the result can be very painful. In most cases, the discomfort is in the heel or the arch of the foot; and it can intensify quickly if not treated.
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition; we see it frequently in our clinic and have multiple treatments to reduce pain so you can comfortably return to your daily activities.
Botch a step or a jump, and you may land awkwardly on your foot.
This can cause an unnatural lateral bend in your ankle that leads to spraining the ligaments that support the joint. Ankle sprains can bruise and swell badly, making it difficult to stand or walk. Early treatment can facilitate a faster and more comfortable recovery.
Generally, the patient experiences tenderness, weakness, swelling, and loss of flexibility and motion in the ankle and other joints of the foot.
In the acute stage of an ankle sprain, performing in sports activities or exercise can further damage the ligaments. It is important to rest from weight-bearing activities that cause pain and seek treatment in our office quickly following an ankle injury.
Other causes of foot and ankle pain include:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Flat Feet
Your pain may be caused by any number of factors that affect the integrity of the structures of your foot.
Make chiropractic care your next step.
After careful analysis, Dr. Brummert will create a plan for you that offers quick healing and relief.
Our treatment options will help you get back on your feet safely and faster than you thought possible. Being active is vital to your health- mentally, emotionally, and physically. So, it is important that we resolve your foot pain as quickly as possible.
At our clinic, you’re met with a can-do attitude. We believe in the power of our integrated and holistic approach. We've watched it work firsthand for our State College chiropractic office patients for nearly a decade.
Tell us about your pain and your goals for treatment, and we will help you determine a care plan that will fit your routine and lifestyle.
From athletes of all ages to average Joes, we can provide you with the care you need to get back to enjoying life.