Foot and ankle injuries usually occur when they are subjected to trauma or repetitive overuse resulting from vigorous exercise. Standing on hard floors for long periods may also cause ankle and foot pain. Inflammation of the medial longitudinal arch, one of three arches vital to supporting the foot, may happen when the arch suffers an abnormal twisting motion or the posterior tibialis muscle is injured and fails to reinforce the MLA. Since your feet and ankle are composed of hundreds of tiny bones and small but dense amounts of soft tissues, a successful approach to foot and ankle sprains and strains demands effective chiropractic treatment provided by your Rockefeller and Midtown chiropractor.
Causing pain in the bottom and heel of your foot that worsens after you step on your foot, plantar fasciitis is a slow-to-develop foot disorder many people neglect to have treated by their chiropractic doctor. Actually, plantar fasciitis is a common disorder, with the majority of foot pain attributed to plantar fasciitis. Fortunately, several chiropractic techniques are available that can relieve pain and inflammation due to a strained plantar fascia. Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include obesity, having flat feet, high arches and bone spurs.
Characterized by burning, shooting pains in the foot, tarsal tunnel syndrome is caused by entrapped nerves radiating pain from the inside of the ankle to the arch and sole of the foot.
Tendons are tough bands of tissue anchoring muscles to bones. They often suffer from overuse or overstretching during vigorous physical activity. Your NYC chiropractor diagnoses ankle tendonitis by palpating painful ankles. Tendons suffering inflammation will be painful to the touch, unlike the plantar fascia which does not feel sore when touched.
If you are feeling pain in the middle area of your foot, you may have overused your feet or are suffering loss of fat padding on the sole of your foot. To correctly diagnose metatarsalgia, schedule an appointment at our chiropractic center in Midtown for an examination and possible diagnostic testing.
Cartilage breakdown of the ankle, big toe and/or subtalar joint located under the ankle joint (between the heel and talus bone) can cause chronic foot pain and reduce flexibility of your foot and ankle.
If you suffer from chronic foot and ankle pain, call NuView Health Medical today at (212) 588-0707 to make an appointment. We also serve residents living in the 10020, 10019, 10017, 10036 and 10022 areas.
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