When people are suffering from foot pain the first point of call is to visit the local health store and pick up various different over-the-counter solutions and devices. However many people have found that, although they do provide relief, it is often temporary and the problem still exists after a week or two weeks of application.
Many people are under the impression that their foot pain is caused by incorrect footwear, walking/standing on their feet for too long or being overweight. However, sometimes the cause is much deeper and would need to be seen by a medical professional.
Here are some of the common types of foot pain:
Did you know? The foot is made up of 26 bones? And if the bones in the foot are misaligned it can cause pain and discomfort. Chiropractors are great at offering foot adjustment treatments that can provide long and lasting relief from pain.
Some of the common types of foot pain can be found in the following area:
- Top of foot
- Ball of foot
- Arch of foot
- Back of foot/heel
- Bottom of foot/heel
- Side of foot
Foot misalignments can cause severe pain and some may result in problems such as:
- Plantar fasciitis is caused by stress to the tissues in the length of the foot
- Heel spurs or calcium deposits
- Metatarsalgia, which is when the metatarsals bones are misaligned
When traditional medicine is not enough
In most cases, over the counter medication and ointments can help to relieve pains in the foot. However, sometimes they can not get to the root of the problem and you continue to feel the pain.
If the problem persists, then consulting with a chiropractor may be the next call to action. A chiropractor will be able to assess the problem and suggest the best treatment method. Using adjustment techniques to specific areas of the foot, the chiropractor will be able to treat any misalignments of the foot bone, thus providing you with pain relief.
When you are experiencing foot pain, the chiropractors at the Central Chiropractic Clinic in Coventry can help relieve your pains. Contact us today at 02476 222 002 or book online here.