All injuries, regardless of which area of the body is affected, can cause serious disruptions in an individual’s daily routine. That being said, foot injuries are some of the most troublesome orthopedic problems in existence.
An injured foot makes it hard to walk, stand or perform any common daily tasks.
Fortunately, your Plano, TX chiropractors are ready to help you with any foot pain or heel pain that you may be experiencing.
Common Foot Issues
In this section, we’ll review some of the most frequently encountered foot injuries. If you’re suffering from any of the following, seeking prompt treatment from your local chiropractor can help you minimize pain and improve function quickly!
Nearly everyone will experience plantar fasciitis (at least a mild, temporary form) at some point in their lives. This condition is extremely common, and it can affect high-level athletes, sedentary individuals, and people of all other walks of life. In short, plantar fasciitis does not discriminate!
This ailment is caused by an irritation to the tissue that lies directly beneath the foot. The tissue in question is known as the plantar fascia.
When the plantar fascia becomes overly tight, due to excessive activity or some other cause, walking can be almost unbearable. In fact, walking with plantar fasciitis can feel like your foot muscles are tearing with every step.
Morton’s neuromas lead to sharp, stabbing pain near the toes, on the bottom of the foot. Much like plantar fasciitis, this condition makes it very difficult to walk or perform any activities while standing.
Specifically, a Morton’s neuroma develops when the tiny nerves near the toes become irritated by a tight tissue (or from trauma). Often, this problem is caused by the excessive wearing of high-heeled shoes or other similarly inappropriate footwear.
Stubbing your toe is enough to ruin your whole day. Luckily, this problem is rarely serious, and will usually only cause temporary pain (and maybe some loud, frustrated yelling for a few minutes).
The important thing to remember with a stubbed toe, however, is that it presents just like a broken toe. Therefore, you need to be certain that you didn’t fracture your toe before you assume that the injury will heal on its own after a few days. Broken bones can take a very long time to heal. Plus, if a fracture is not properly identified, the break can become worse over time.
Chiropractic Care for Foot Injuries
You may be wondering: “How can a chiropractor help with my foot pain? Don’t they only treat spine-related conditions?”
When it comes to pain, the spine is always involved in some way, shape, or form.
For instance, when you stub your toe, the nerves in your foot send signals through the spinal cord, to the brain. From there, the brain sends signals back through the spine, to the toe. When the spine is out of alignment, these signals can’t travel as easily. As a result, healing can be prolonged and, in some cases, pain can be more severe than it ordinarily would be.
By manipulating the spine and realigning any segments that are out of place, your chiropractor can help you recover more quickly from whatever foot or heel pain you may be suffering from.
Are you looking for relief from a foot injury? If this sounds like you, consider talking to our fantastic team at Keystone Chiropractic, your Plano, TX chiropractors. We will perform a detailed assessment of your injury and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to get you better quickly. Book your appointment today!