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Foot Pain

Align Healing Center Inc.

Chiropractic & Functional Medicine located in Danville, CA

Sore feet are simply part of life, but when foot pain becomes a common event or gets in the way of your normal routine, it might be time to book a visit at Align Healing Center in Danville, California. Don’t live with foot pain when there are safe and effective treatments that can bring relief. Scheduling a complimentary consultation is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the online booking tool, so don’t delay.

Foot Pain Q & A

What are some common causes of foot pain?

Your feet have more joints located in very close proximity than virtually any other area of your body. Each of these areas where two bones connect can lead to joint pain. Your feet also have numerous muscles, nerves, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and other tissue types. A problem with any of these components can lead to foot pain. 

Some common causes of foot pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Swollen feet
  • Heel spurs
  • Fallen arches

What role does posture play in foot pain?

Poor posture can cause pain in many areas of your body, including your feet. When you spend the majority of your day sitting or standing in a way that places undue pressure on your spine, you’ll soon feel the effects in your back, hips, legs, and feet. 

A professional postural screening is the best way to determine if poor posture might be to blame for your foot pain. Your practitioner at Align Healing Center evaluates your sitting and standing posture to look for areas where improvements are possible. From there, a customized stretching and exercise plan can help you stand and sit tall without even thinking of your posture. 

How can chiropractic care help improve foot pain?

Depending on the cause of your foot pain, chiropractic care at Align Healing Center can lead to marked improvements in pain relief and function. For example, plantar fasciitis is a common complaint and occurs when the thick band of fascia tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot is swollen. The condition is common in men and women who are overweight as well as athletes who are engaged in rigorous training and even pregnant women. Chiropractic adjustments can realign the spine and correct poor posture that contributes to persistent foot pain.

While chiropractic care cannot repair a torn ligament, a chiropractic adjustment can resolve the unnatural twisting of your foot that led to plantar fasciitis, which removes pressure on the ligament and helps your healing process move forward. Laser therapy also provides you with necessary pain relief and allows for nutrients and water to reach the affected area, resulting in increased healing. 

Your chiropractor can also perform a series of strengthening and stretching exercises that can release tension surrounding your plantar fascia and Achilles tendon. Therapeutic taping can also stabilize your foot to reduce pain and prevent a worsening of your injury.

Can PRP help treat foot pain?

When inflammation and damaged soft tissues cause foot pain, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can deliver relief. A small amount of your blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, which your Align Healing Center practitioner reintroduces into the plasma. 

That solution is rich in growth factors, special proteins that boost the rate of cellular regeneration. When injected into a damaged joint, PRP can speed healing and reduce inflammation. 

If you’re suffering from frequent foot pain, schedule a consultation at Align Healing Center to begin exploring treatment options. Book online or over the phone.