The feet and ankles are one of the most ignored and least appreciated areas of the body. It’s no fun when you start experiencing fasciitis, heel pain, bottom foot pain or calf muscle pain. There are so many natural effective gentle ways to reverse your foot pain symptoms.
Feet and ankles are not commonly adjusted by chiropractors. Dr. Debbie Thompson at Life Reset Chiropractic in Loveland, CO focuses on the feet and legs as the foundation of the body mechanics and function. Dr. Debbie checks your feet, ankles, knees and hips when there is a need to adjust them.
You walk about 4 miles every day.
We stand on our feet, we walk on those same feet and then we try to stick them in a pair of shoes that are too tight and confining and wonder why we have foot pain at the end of our day. The average person walks about 4 miles every day or about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. In a typical day, the feet endure a cumulative force of several hundred tons. High performance athletes add to that mileage with high impact running and jumping.
There are multiple reasons why people get bottom foot pain.
If you are an athlete you may think your feet need less attention because of the great shape you are in. It’s the exact opposite. The more activities your feet are being used the more stress they receive.
Hiking, biking, walking, running or climbing are just some of the ways your athletic activity stresses your feet. Chiropractic adjustments to toes, feet, ankles, knees and hips will give you your very best function and performance.
I don’t know about you, but I especially like to be active in my pain-free body. If I have sore feet, bottom of the foot pain, ankle pain, knee pain or hip pain I don’t enjoy my hike as much. How about you?
There are 360 total joints in the human body:
- Skull joints: 86
- Throat joints: 6
- Thorax joints: 66
- Spine & pelvis joints: 76
- Upper limbs (extremities): 32 x 2 = 64
- Lower limbs (extremities): 31 x 2= 62
Every joint joint is assigned to specific muscles to create movement.
The muscles and joints in the foot and ankle love to move freely. When normal physiological movement is lost you can feel bottom foot pain and ankle pain. Twenty muscles in the foot and ankle are responsible for all multiple movements; standing, walking, running, dancing, kicking, hiking, biking, chasing after the kids, working. These muscles work all day long in your feet and can get overused and tired. What’s can happen next? Foot pain symptoms and ankle pain can show up from being used so much. You might even end up with spasms in your feet which again give you foot pain, ankle pain and many times leg pain is part of the picture also.
There are multiple reasons why people get foot pain and ankle pain. Dr. Debbie Thompson at Life Reset Chiropractic shares the 4 most common reasons that show up in her office:
- Subluxations/Poor Nerve Supply
- Poor Foot Mechanics
- Old Injuries/Scar Tissue
- Unbalanced/Spasmed Leg Muscles
Dr. Thompson discusses each of these 4 most common reasons for bottom foot pain and foot pain symptoms in additional articles.
Holistic Loveland, CO Chiropractor & Life Reset Coach©
Dr. Debbie Thompson