If you’re experiencing foot pain, I’ll give you 3 ways to address foot pain without shots, medications, and surgery. Chiropractic doctors are good providers at addressing back and neck pain, but they’re also experts on treating other joint and tissue injuries. Foot pain is a fairly common complaint and our Cary chiropractic clinic provides non-invasive treatments that may relieve your foot pain.
3 Ways to Address Your Foot Pain Now
- Stretches and exercises to relieve foot pain – Stretches and exercises are the easiest things you can do to relieve foot pain, and no matter what treatment you choose these should be part of your solution. Stretches can help loosen up the muscles in and around your foot to create a better range of motion and more flexibility. Specific exercises for your feet can improve the strength and activation of foot muscles allowing them to function normally again. As a chiropractor, stretches and rehab exercises are always a part of my treatment strategies no matter what the cause of your foot pain.
- Chiropractic manipulation (chiropractic adjustments) – Believe it or not, around 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet. A lot of small bones means there are a lot of small joints where something can go wrong. If you’re having foot pain, you may have what I call “rigid foot syndrome.” When the joints in your foot are stiff and fixated your foot is acting more like a big brick, rather than a flexible base that can adapt to different shoes and surfaces. A chiropractor can manipulate (or adjust) these joints which helps restore normal motion back into the foot.
- Dry needling to address tight muscles, knots, and trigger points – Sometimes muscles in your leg become so tight and “knotty” that they affect normal action of the muscles. This can lead to pain in your foot, a change in your step or gait, and tender spots in your leg or feet. Dry needling is a treatment that allows me to release these trigger points or “knots” and restore normal function to the muscle again. Don’t worry, most times the needles aren’t placed directly in the foot.
The First Step in Relieving Foot Pain
The first step in relieving foot pain should be making an appointment with a chiropractor who provides these services. You could also see a physical therapist if you prefer, just make sure they offer these services. At our Cary chiropractic clinic, we do a comprehensive exam to first make sure your foot pain is something that we can help you with.
The majority of cases of foot pain are ones that we can address with a good rehab strategy. This allows you to avoid shots, medication, and surgeries that are more invasive and painful. Those options will always be available afterward if rehab is unsuccessful. Try our Cary chiropractors for your foot pain first and if we can’t help we’ll make sure to direct you to a healthcare provider that can get you some foot pain relief.
Dr. Jason Williams DC is a chiropractic physician practicing at AccessHealth Chiropractic in Cary, NC. He treats neuromusculoskeletal pain and injuries using chiropractic manipulation, dry needling, acupuncture, rehab exercise strategies, and other supportive therapies. Primary areas of focus include back pain, neck pain, muscular pain, extremity pain, and orthopedic injuries. Dr. Williams is experienced in treating athletes, especially those in the CrossFit, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA community.
If you’re interested in whether he or another AccessHealth provider can help you, navigate to our contact page or follow this link to request an appointment.