ProActive Chiropractic provides expert chiropractic adjustments for ankle & foot pain in San Francisco.
Due to location and responsibility of our feet, numerous issues can attribute to foot pain, such as:
- Improper footwear
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Fat Pad Syndrome
- Heel Spurs
- Ankle Sprain/ Strain
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
The average person takes 6,000-10,000 steps every single day. Athletes can easily double, or even triple those numbers. That means our feet play a vital role from the second we wake up to the second we go to bed. For most people, foot care and health isn’t a factor until they are suffering pain. Armed with knowledge about the various types of foot pain, you can take steps to prevent it before it becomes a problem.
Approximately 25% of the bones in your entire body lie in your feet. That means a lot of things can go wrong. If the joints in your feet aren’t moving properly, they, along with the surrounding joints and muscles, may start to hurt. Unfortunately, there is no one type of foot pain that we can diagnose, as the sheer number of bones, joints, and muscles in close proximity can result in multiple conditions, varying in severity.
Whatever the problem may be, it can go far beyond localized pain, and may result in stress on the knees, hips, and lower back, altering the way we walk, sit, and go about our day-to-day business.
In our office, we are passionate about discovering what is bothering you at the core level. Due to the complexity of its structure, the foot requires a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of the pain. Our examination consists of specific orthopedic tests, range of motion assessments, radiographic imaging if there are red flags, and a precise neurological evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat the problem.
Generally when our patients complain of heel pain, it narrows down the diagnosis, with the two main conditions being plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. The first issue is the result of inflammation in the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes, while the second is an abnormal bone growth that lies on the base of the heel. Bad posture or bad shoes are usually the culprit. In either case, rest, mild pain relievers, better quality footwear, and a little physical therapy can go a long way to providing relief.
Other types of foot pain are present in the balls, arches, and toes of our feet. This can be the result of a plethora of conditions, ranging from simple inflammation and nerve damage to arthritis and abnormal bone structure. Again, there are multiple treatment routes we can take, but a detailed examination will certainly yield a more precise, effective relief to your foot pain, wherever it occurs.
First and foremost, an examination is key to offering a diagnosis and prognosis for the pain in your feet. We like to address the muscular and joint issues that may present after a detailed examination, followed by an evaluation of the knees, hips, and lower back. That way, we can ensure your foot issues don’t impact the rest of your body, as is common with many conditions.
After scanning your feet with 3-D analyzation software, orthotics may be incorporated with the adjustments along with a variety of tools like Graston, Myofascial Release Technique, Low Level Laser Therapy, gentle stretching, or a combination of them to address the soft tissue structures.
Our overall goal is to get you pain free as soon as possible. We don’t plan or schedule any visits to our office unless absolutely necessary.
Get expert foot pain treatment in the San Francisco Financial District area. Call 415-762-8141 or schedule an appointment online now. To experience quality care that’s proven successful in the Financial District of San Francisco, call ProActive today.