Chiropractic adjustments are performed on many joints, including the foot and ankle. Just like in the hands, the foot has several small bones making up several little joints. Yes, these joints can potentially go out of alignment and can be adjusted.
Most people don’t think about the bones and joints but focus primarily on the ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Ankle joints can also respond well to adjustments depending on the condition. Alignment issues and joint restrictions can lead to conditions like plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, or increased risk of injury. However, when ligaments are torn or sprained, they are not typically adjusted initially. A podiatrist should also examine chronic foot pain, but we can help assess what options you may need through an examination.
Regardless, there are various techniques and treatments that we may be able to help with, especially for our athletes, overweight patients, and patients with jobs that require a lot of physical pressure on their feet and ankles. So call or schedule an appointment with us today.