There are 26 bones in the foot and each one is capable of causing foot pain. Millions of Americans each year complain of having pain in their feet or ankles. You feet are the foundation of your entire body and have a direct impact all the way through the spine. Stabilizing the your postural foundation will not only help relieve pain and stress in your feet but can also aide in pain felt in the lower back and spine.
Common types of foot pain are:
Heel Pain: If pain is located in your heel then you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (fascia) that reaches from the heel to the toes and supports the muscles and arch of the foot. Proper orthotics can help to alleviate and possibly eliminate this pain.
Ball of Foot Pain: Ill fitting shoes are often the cause of this type of pain. Strenuous activity can also be the cause as a result of unusual stress caused by running or jumping to name an example.
Arch Pain: Plantar fasciitis is also the most common cause of this type of pain, it effects the heel, arch or both. It is important to see Dr. Smaldone right away if you are feeling this type of pain for an extended period of time.
Toe Pain: Although not always the case, gout (a form of arthritis) can cause pain in the toes. Avoiding specific types of food as guided by Dr. Smaldone along with rest and ice can help to alleviate the symptoms of gout.
Custom Orthotics at Smaldone Chiropractic
We welcome new patients to Smaldone Chiropractic for postural exams to determine their chiropractic needs. If you’ve never had your feet scanned, you probably don’t know what they are supposed to look like. This new technology provides insight into hidden structural imbalances that may not be apparent to standard evaluations.
Once you have been scanned, Dr. Smaldone can discuss options to order your pair of customized orthotics. These orthotics are far superior to anything you would find at a general store and can help to alleviate foot, ankle and back pain effectively.