Foot Pain Chiropractic Wellness Treatments

Foot pain is extremely common among all age groups. Estimates vary, but it is thought that between 9% to 30% of the general population experience foot pain every year. The causes of foot pain are widespread as well, with a good portion being injury-related while the rest are due to underlying conditions. Getting professional care and treatment at our Palm Beach chiropractic wellness center can not only help relieve foot pain but can also reduce the risks of foot issues in the future.

Foot Pain

Common Causes of Foot Pain In Palm Beach County

The causes of foot pain are various and widespread, including obvious injuries such as broken toes, heels, stubbed toes, etc. There is also a wide range of more subtle, underlying conditions that can contribute to or cause foot pain. Some of the more common causes that may not be obvious include:

    • Bone Spurs aka Osteophytes (collections of bony growth that commonly form along joints)
    • Plantar Fasciitis (inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the heel)
    • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (a pinched nerve can cause pain in the bottom of the foot)
    • Bunion aka Hallux Valgus (a joint deformity between the big toe and foot)
    • Bursitis (inflammation of the lubricating tissue within the joints)
    • Diabetes Mellitus (can lead to peripheral neuropathy, causing pain in the feet)
    • Metatarsalgia (painful inflammation of the ball of the foot)
    • Accidents (from work, sports, falls, etc.)

These are just a few of the more subtle causes of foot pain, but there are many, many more. All of the issues listed can benefit from professional treatment and care. These issues can cause further complications if treatment is not provided. Obtaining an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive care at our Palm Beach chiropractic wellness center can relieve foot pain and help prevent any future complications from the underlying causes.

Diagnosing Foot Pain

The first step toward relief from foot pain is getting an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. Our goal is to diagnose the issue as quickly and accurately as possible so that treatment may begin and we can provide our clients with relief. To this end, we employ a wide range of different therapies and treatment methods.

Foot pain can be caused by many different issues, and depending on the specific issue, different therapies may be more or less effective. For example, in cases of bone or nerve issues, the most effective treatments may include laser therapy or physical therapy. When foot pain is caused by muscular or tendon issues, massage therapy or acupuncture may be most effective. Diagnosing the exact cause of foot pain enables us to provide the most effective treatments for the particular issue our client is facing.

Since foot pain can be caused by so many different things, professional care may not always be necessary. On the other hand, some causes of foot pain will get worse over time without treatment and could produce serious complications and mobility issues later on. Some signs that foot pain may be an indicator of something more serious could include:

    • Sudden, Intense Foot Pain
    • If You Have Circulatory Issues Along With Foot Pain
    • If You Cannot Put Weight on the Foot
    • Serious Swelling or Redness in the Foot
    • The Pain Lasts More Than A Week

These are just a few of the signs that something more serious may be afoot. Any of these issues indicate that professional help may be necessary and treatment should be sought before damage to the foot becomes severe or even irreversible. At our Palm Beach chiropractic wellness center, we can provide pain relief and further treatment and care to help resolve these issues before they worsen any further.

Questions Your Palm Beach County Chiropractor May Ask

One of the best ways to narrow down the list of causes for someone’s foot pain is to ask some simple questions. While X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans may be necessary sometimes, the faster the issue can be diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin. These expensive and time-consuming tests are held in reserve and only used when necessary in an effort to give our clients the relief they need as soon as possible and at a reasonable cost. Some of the questions that we ask our clients during an assessment may include:

    • Do you experience foot pain at all times, or only when there is weight on the foot?
    • Does your foot hurt in certain positions?
    • Can you flex your calf without foot pain?
    • If you have diabetes, how often do you have high blood sugar?
    • Any numbness or tingling in your foot?

These questions seem are simple, but to the ears of a trained chiropractic wellness professional, they can provide a wealth of information. The answers to these questions allow us to determine the best course of action, and if the issue is not severe, treatment can begin right away. If you are struggling with foot pain, come visit us in Palm Beach and see how we can free you from foot pain today.