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.