Our center offers a variety of treatments and therapies to treat nearly all kinds of foot pain. Chiropractic adjustments mobilize the bones of the foot and often provide immediate pain relief. We often use cold laser therapy to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Physical medicine techniques to include myofascial release, muscle stretching and home exercises are extremely helpful. Functional foot orthotics that are custom made, flexible and supportive work to stabilize the inflamed foot without limiting mobility. Our center provides treatment that works and you get it all in one convenient downtown Seattle location.
There are 26 bones in the foot making it a complex mechanical structure. Between each bone are joints that when strained or injured can be very pain sensitive.
The foot is extremely richly endowed with nerves that send information to the brain, telling the brain exactly where the body is poised in space. This communication is called “proprioception” and allows for precisely coordinated movements.
Foot pain often starts following an ankle sprain that is inadequately managed and treated. When you turn your ankle the ligaments are stretched and the joints become jammed together. As injury heals, the joints often remain stuck together and function poorly. The pain reduces as we adapt to the injury. Poor mechanics over time puts stress on the joints and soft tissues of the foot leading to an inflammatory response. Conditions like metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma are all secondary to bad mechanics and subsequent inflammation.
Other things that lead to foot dysfunction and pain include weight bearing sporting activities, poor or improperly fit shoes, and being overweight. Most foot pains are chronic and require considerable attention to resolve.