Your feet contain 1/4 of all the bones in your body, 52 bones to be exact. One foot has 26 bones with 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles that hold it together and allow it to move in many different ways. With that being said, there is A LOT of room for error and injury to occur.
A misalignment of any of the bones of the foot put pressure and tension on the muscles, liga-ments, fascia and even nerves which then can cause a number of different problems depending on where the misalignment occurs.
If a foot or ankle problem is left untreated, it will most likely start to cause some knee and/or low back pain in the future. Your foot is like the foundation of a house. If the foundation slips, the house starts to crack.
Some of the most common foot/ankle problems are:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Hammer toe
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
We not only adjust the bones of the spine but can also adjust the bones in your feet. When ad-justed, it takes pressure off the tissue that was causing the pain and allows it to heal.
What can help?
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Calf and hamstring stretches
- Frozen golf balls – Place a few golf balls in the freezer. When pain occurs take a frozen golf ball and place it on the floor. Run your bare foot over it and work in between all the little muscles. Focus on the tender areas. (This is especially good for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis)