How We Treat: Foot Pain
Updated: Mar 3, 2021
Foot pain and injury is extremely common. Our feet play an integral role in our lives. Our Locomotion depends on our feet to bear our weight and control our balance in our every movement. Though considered strong, our feet are subjected to a great deal of force in everyday life.
Foot pain can be caused from damage to structures such as muscles, ligaments, bones and joints, or it can be referred from other areas including your lower back, hip and knee. Systemic diseases such as diabetes can also affect our feet and lead to complications. Because foot pain can have so many causes, it’s very important to have foot pain assessed by a health professional with an expertise or special interest in the management of foot pain. Common sources of foot pain include the following:
Plantar Plate Injury
Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy
In order to identify the root cause of your problem, our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists utilize a thorough examination that includes an assessment of your mobility, strength and surrounding joints and soft tissues (muscle, tendons and ligaments). This assessment is vitally important in establishing an accurate diagnosis and root cause of your foot pain. Our therapists can help guide you through the recovery process with strategic education, hands-on techniques and personalized/targeted exercise programs. In addition to specifically prescribed exercises for the elbow and surrounding regions, modalities such as Graston®, ART®, Dry Needling, Shockwave Therapy and Acupuncture may be utilized to expedite the healing process. Our treatment programs are individualized to your particular foot problem, guided by your personal goals and with an understanding of the specific demands of your daily activities. We’ll teach you how to keep your feet and surrounding joints and muscles healthy by managing these long term physical demands on your body. How you choose to initiate therapy at our clinic is completely your decision. We have a highly effective team of Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Registered Massage Therapists and Naturopaths, each with a specific toolkit for addressing your foot problem. In some cases, patients prefer to start by seeing one particular type of therapist. Frequently however, patients will start the process with an integrative examination, consisting of a joint-consultation and exam with both a Chiropractor and a Physiotherapist on staff. The team will then form a recommendation for care based on their findings. These recommendations may include just one form of care or multiple services within the clinic. Our goal is to meet YOUR goal & effectively manage and alleviate your foot pain.
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