Lower limb injuries are very common among athletes and non-athletes. These injuries, ranging from pain in the feet and ankles to knee and hip issues, can be debilitating. Chiropractors are highly experienced in treating acute and chronic injuries such as knee and ankle ligament damage, plantar fasciitis, leg pain, muscle strains, and joint complaints. For these issues, chiropractic care often is an excellent choice.
- Chiropractors understand the foundation of the spine is the pelvis. The pelvis is itself dependent upon the status of balance in the lower extremities and the foot foundation. Any structural imbalance – such as an anatomical leg-length inequality, flat feet, etc. – requires compensating movements in the lower extremities and pelvis to minimize stresses and strains that would affect the spinal column.
- Over time, however, specific muscle imbalances and shortenings will develop. Eventually, soft tissues and bones are damaged by microtrauma, leading to ongoing pain and discomfort.
- Similar in structure to the shoulder, often, our hips become tight or dysfunctional, resulting in decreased mobility and abnormal muscle function. Poor functioning hips may also lead to nerve irritation/inflammation (sciatic-like symptoms) and even back pain.
- Many people are “knee-dominant,” and place unequal pressure on the knees. If you feel more activity in one knee or thigh muscle (compared to the other) when you climb stairs, you are probably out of balance, and over time, degeneration of the knee joint can occur.
Ankle and Foot Pain
- The foot and ankle work together, providing stability and mobility to allow us to stand, walk, jump, and run. Several bones, ligaments, and tendons are involved in these joints, any of which can become painful under certain conditions.
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