At Central Chiropractic Clinic we are able to alleviate foot or heel pain that results from a variety of different underlying causes.
Foot pain is also most commonly known as policeman’s heels or plantar fasciitis, which is when you are experiencing pain on the bottom of your foot, around your heel and foot arch area.
Foot pain can be treated with Chiropractic care using specialist modalities and Diagnostic equipment. This includes diagnostic ultrasound scanning and digital x-rays, IDD Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Low Level Laser Therapy, all are proven successful in treating chronic and recurrent injuries and conditions.
There are many different causes of foot pain. This can include injury, overuse and also health conditions that are causing inflammation in the ligaments or tendons in the foot can also result in severe pain. In some cases, injury to the nerves in the feet can also cause intense burning, tingling or numbness.
Some other causes of foot pain...
- Achilles tendinitis
- Broken foot
- Morton’s neuroma
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
The Achilles tendon is found in the back of the ankle and is in fact the largest tendon in the human body. The purpose of the tendon is to lift the heel. Achilles tendonitis is the inflammation of this tendon that causes the associated discomfort and pain. Many athletes can suffer from Achilles tendinitis: runners, basketball players, footballers, all athletes and team players can suffer from this condition.
The plantar fascia is a broad aponeurosis or sheet of soft tissue underneath the foot that attaches to the calcaneus or heel bone. Its main action is to act like a spring for the whole foot and therefore improve efficiency during the toe-off phase of gait. This aponeurosis or fascia can become irritated and inflamed, causing considerable pain when walking.
A heel spur is a piece of bone or rather an elongation of an existing piece of bone caused by the fascia that attaches to it continually pulling and irritating the site where the two structures meet. Once inflamed, if untreated, the pain can last for months and be very painful.
Shockwave Therapy can achieve excellent results for people suffering from chronic and persistent Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. In many instances there will be an immediate reduction in pain, as well as improved mobility and function. This therapy is non-invasive, non-addictive and there is no need for anaesthesia. Each treatment session takes approximately 5-20 minutes. Most conditions require just 3 to 5 treatments that are done 3-7 days apart.