The foot is the foundation of support for your entire body. Proper foot alignment is essential for your body to function as it should. The foot is made up of 28 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, all of which must work together to provide support, balance and mobility.
While a nerve irritation or compression in your low back can cause foot pain, this is not usually the case. Some common causes of foot pain include plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, sesamoiditis, neuromas, neuropathy, sprains and strains, and bunions. Adjustments of the foot or ankle can help restore alignment, proper function and alleviate pain. Cold Laser can help accelerate healing and reduce inflammation and pain. Frequently, better shoes and/or orthotics are also needed to fully resolve the problem.
Chronic foot should be evaluated by a Podiatrist. Fortunately, we have a Podiatrist, Dr. Dennis Robinson, DPM, available here in the office. Dr. Robinson is Dr. Gerard’s husband and is available by appointment. Dr. Robinson can be reached at (512)930-3753.
How Can We Help?
At Chiropractic Arts Center of Austin, P.C., our approach is very specific and effective. We will perform a thorough chiropractic assessment of the spine and lower extremities to determine the cause of the problem including a detailed consultation, examination, x-rays (except in inappropriate situations). We would also rule out any conditions which would not be appropriate for care in our office and direct you to the appropriate type of provider. We want to know what your goals are and what you would like to do that you are currently missing out on. With the information we find upon your visit, combined with your goals, we will create a customized care plan to correct the problem.
Many people also benefit from custom or over-the-counter orthotics in their shoes. This can eliminate a great deal of the stress on the knees. We refer to Dr. Dennis Robinson, our Podiatrist, for all foot care needs, including orthotics.
Are you ready to see if chiropractic can help you? Contact Us for more information or Request An Appointment today! You are worth it!