Chiropractic care for the feet restores proper motion and reestablishes correct skeletal biomechanics. Chiropractic treatment for musculoskeletal 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.
Chiropractic treatment is drug-free, surgery-free, functional medicine. The primary goals of chiropractic care are the restoration of correct skeletal biomechanics and the optimization of nerve flow. This is accomplished through the utilization of the chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue work and patient education. Chiropractic doctor’s work to eliminate the source of symptoms.
The chiropractic adjustment or chiropractic manipulation is the primary treatment utilized by a doctor of chiropractic. The chiropractic adjustment is a focused, manual thrust applied directly to a bone. The adjustment moves the bone into its proper motion and reestablishes correct joint mobility. The chiropractic adjustment can be executed on any joint in the body including the feet.
The foot is an intricate structure consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 ligaments, muscles and tendons working as one unit. The feet function as a dynamic foundation, shock absorbers and propulsion units. Proper foot biomechanics are essential for balance, support and mobility. The weight bearing nature and repetitive utilization of the feet predispose them for skeletal misalignments and painful overuse conditions.
Poor skeletal foot biomechanics contribute to conditions in the foot and lower extremities including shin splints, Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee and iliotibial band syndrome. These painful and activity limiting conditions originate from repetitive stress and incorrect motion in the feet. Chiropractic foot care will help restore proper foot biomechanics.
Chiropractic treatment for the foot will restore correct motion and reestablish nerve flow. After a thorough consultation and examination to locate the sources of the condition, the chiropractic doctor performs treatment to eliminate the origins of the 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 muscles tension. Patient education helps lessen the impact of extrinsic sources of joint fixations and symptoms.
Watch the Chiropractic Foot Care video by Dr Donald A Ozello DC of Championship Chiropractic