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Why do I have Ankle and Foot Pain?

There are many possible causes of ankle and foot pain, including:

  1. Sprains and Strains: This is one of the most common causes of ankle and foot pain. Sprains occur when the ligaments that hold the bones together in the ankle joint are stretched or torn, while strains happen when the tendons or muscles are stretched or torn.

  2. Arthritis: Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation and pain in the joints. It can affect any joint in the body, including those in the foot and ankle.

  3. Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed.

  4. Achilles Tendinitis: Achilles tendinitis is a condition that causes pain in the back of the heel. It occurs when the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, becomes inflamed.

  5. Flat Feet: Flat feet, also known as fallen arches, can cause pain in the feet and ankles. This condition occurs when the arches of the feet collapse, causing the feet to flatten.

  6. Morton's Neuroma: Morton's neuroma is a condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot. It occurs when the tissue surrounding the nerves that lead to the toes becomes thickened.

  7. Peripheral Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that causes numbness, tingling, and pain in the feet and hands. It occurs when the nerves that transmit signals between the brain and the rest of the body become damaged.

We can provide a variety of treatments for foot and ankle pain. They will start with a thorough examination to determine the root cause of the pain, which can be due to a misalignment in the spine, pelvis, or other joints in the lower extremities.

Once the cause is identified, we may use spinal adjustments, joint mobilization, or soft tissue therapies to realign the affected areas and reduce inflammation. We may also provide exercises and stretches to help strengthen the muscles and improve mobility.

In addition, we may recommend other complementary therapies such as massage therapy, acupuncture, or nutritional counseling to address any underlying issues that may be contributing to the pain.

Overall, chiropractic care can be an effective non-invasive approach to relieving foot and ankle pain, promoting healing, and improving overall function and mobility.

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