Chiropractic Help with Post-Summer Foot Pain
By Sara Butler
Summer is pretty much over, which means that it’s going to be time to put away those sandals and flip-flops until next summer rolls back around – or maybe for good. If you’ve noticed you’re having trouble with your feet lately and having a little bit of pain, then your summer sandal habits may be to blame. You need to see your chiropractor at The Joint to assess your foot pain so you don’t have to suffer through it all winter and have it lead to larger problems.
Wearing unsupportive shoes such as flip-flops is bad for your feet. It can lead to problems such as plantar fasciitis, but that’s not all. Those summer shoes can also be a contributing factor to a spine that is imbalanced, leading to joint restrictions and dysfunctions in other places on your body.
The most common issues you may experience to cause foot pain include:
- Heel pain – This is usually caused by a tight band of tissue on the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia. If this goes on for too long, then a heel spur can develop and cause even more pain.
- Plantar fasciitis – As mentioned, the plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes. If it gets stretched out due to lack of support in your footwear, then it can lead to pain in the heel and arch of the foot. This pain is often worse in the morning when you first get out of bed.
- Achilles tendon pain – If you have pain at the very back of your heel, it could be your Achilles tendon due to the fact that a tight tendon pulls at the heel and causes pain.
- Pain on top of the foot – This pain can be quite severe, usually sharp and causing a limp (which can lead to problems in other places). There’s usually no other symptom but intense pain on top of the foot.
These are just a few of the problems that can be caused by wearing shoes that don’t offer enough support.
How Chiropractic Can Help
You may think your chiropractor can only treat back pain, but that’s not the case. Chiropractic care can help with foot problems you may be having due to poor body biomechanics causing problems with other joints in the body that ultimately impact the feet.
If you’re having foot pain, discuss it with your chiropractor!
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Pasadena, Tex.