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Knee | Foot | Ankle

Foot Pain

feet and ankles

Restoring Mobility First Step in Treating Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot pain is a common condition with many causes, and there are many forms of treatment available. Chiropractic treatment of foot pain at Kamloops Active Health focuses on restoring function to the joints of the lower leg, ankle and foot. If any of these joints are limited in their mobility the other joints of the foot, knee, hip and pelvis may compensate, placing extra stress on these joints.

Once mobility is restored, attention must be placed on the muscles of the calf and foot. Because the calf muscles attach to a bone in the foot or ankle, tightness can cause undo stress on these joints and ultimately lead to pain. Treatment of these muscles can be achieved through ART® (Active Release Techniques) performed by a trained chiropractor or by various massage techniques used by a Registered Massage Therapist.

Once the foot, ankle and lower leg are treated, stretches and exercises to strengthen the involved muscles are a crucial step in the recovery process. This becomes especially true if you have a reoccurring or chronic problem.

If structural problems are detected in the foot, you may be a candidate for orthotics or a supportive device and the chiropractors at Kamloops Active Health have referral relationships with qualified professionals who can help you.

NOTE: This article is for general information purposes only, and is NOT intended to replace the examination and advice of a Registered Health Care Provider.

Knee Pain

runner's knees

Multiple Approaches to Solving Knee Pain

Knee pain can be due to a trauma or can result from compensatory stress from joints above or below. If you have injured your knee playing sports, twisting, or just working around the house chances are you’ve strained/sprained one of the muscles or ligaments surrounding the knee. There are many ways to treat this type of injury including the soft tissue technique Active Release (ART®), done by the chiropractors at Kamloops Active Health.

If there is no specific trauma associated with your knee pain and it started gradually, it is more likely due as a result to strain placed on the knee due to dysfunction in either the hip and pelvis or the foot and ankle. A full assessment of all these joints is important to localize where the problem is coming from so it can be treated appropriately.

Specific rehabilitation programs also play a key role in resolving knee complaints. Programs can be designed to re-train and strengthen the knee after such things as patello-femoral pain syndrome (runners knee), ACL/MCL(ligamentous) sprains and IT Band syndrome. With conditions such as Osteoarthritis affecting the knee joint, treatment can greatly reduce pain and improve functionality in a joint that is stiff and sore.

If your knee pain is due to trauma, an old injury or arthritis that has crept up on you, your Kamloops Chiropractors Dr. Brise and Dr. McCall may be able to help!

NOTE: This article is for general information purposes only, and is NOT intended to replace the examination and advice of a Registered Health Care Provider.

Running Injuries

Running injuries

Injuries, Aches & Pains Common With Distance Running

Due to the repetitive nature of distance running, runners are especially prone to certain types of injuries. The longer and farther you run, the more likely it becomes that small biomechanical problems can turn into painful injuries! Common running issues include:

  • Foot and ankle pain (ex: Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonosis)
  • Knee Pain (ex: Runners’ Knee, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Patellar Tendonitis, IT Band Syndrome, Chondromalacia Patellae)
  • Hip Pain (ex: Bursitis, hip flexor strain)
  • Back Pain (Sacroiliac Joint Irritation, Muscle Strain)

As a runner, you may have experienced these or other issues while training, but did you know that the chiropractors at Kamloops Active Health can help? There are multiple causes of these injuries, and it’s our job to fully assess your injury to get rid of your pain and prevent injury recurrence. Treatment may include:

  • Spinal adjustment to correct joint imbalances
  • Soft Tissue Techniques to help relax tight muscles or break up scar tissue
  • Stretches for tight areas
  • Strengthening exercises for weak muscles
  • Home care advice (examples: heat, ice, or supplements)

Talk to your Kamloops Chiropractor today, and run pain-free!!

NOTE: This article is for general information purposes only, and is NOT intended to replace the examination and advice of a Registered Health Care Provider.