Ankle & foot pain is very common. It can stem from impropper footwear (shoes or even orthotics being too narrow or too stiff) amongst many other factors including how you walk or run. 

Chiropractic care can be beneficial for addressing ankle and foot pain by focusing on assessing and treating the biomechanics of the lower extremities, including the ankle, foot, and related structures such as the lower leg and hip. Chiropractors utilize manual techniques like adjustments, mobilizations, and soft tissue therapies to restore proper alignment, reduce joint restrictions, and alleviate muscle tension in the ankle and foot regions.

By addressing issues such as misalignments, muscle imbalances, and faulty movement patterns, chiropractic care aims to improve joint function, enhance stability, and reduce pain in the ankle and foot. This can lead to improved mobility, decreased inflammation, and enhanced overall foot and ankle health.

Chiropractors may also recommend exercises, stretches, and supportive devices like orthotics to strengthen the muscles, improve flexibility, and provide additional support for the ankle and foot. Additionally, chiropractors may offer lifestyle recommendations to promote proper foot mechanics, prevent recurring injuries, and support long-term musculoskeletal well-being. By taking a holistic approach to ankle and foot pain that considers the interconnections within the body, chiropractic care can help individuals manage their symptoms, optimize their foot health, and improve their overall quality of life.

PDTR

In the context of ankle and foot pain, as well as plantar fasciitis, PDTR targets dysfunctional proprioceptive reflexes associated with neuromuscular imbalances in the ankle and foot regions. Through manual muscle testing, PDTR aims to reset these incorrect reflex patterns and restore optimal neurological feedback from muscles to the brain and back related to ankle and foot movement and muscle function.

For instance, PDTR may focus on enhancing muscle firing patterns in the calf muscles or improving sensory feedback in the plantar fascia to alleviate pain by addressing the root neurological issues contributing to the discomfort.

ART

ART can be very helpful with all ankle and foot problems, but perhaps most notably Plantar Fascitis. Couple this with Rocktape and fascial scraping and relief is on its way!