Pain in the foot can be frustrating and debilitating. Fortunately, this condition is often treatable. Foot pain is often caused by over-training and poor running technique. However, this pain is far more complex than that. By understanding how the pain takes its root and grows, you may prevent it from occurring. At Dr. David W. Kuo's chiropractic practice in Pasadena, CA, we provide chiropractic care to the local community. If foot pain doesn't seem to be going away with time, we highly recommend visiting our office. We focus on providing patients with the tools needed to relieve foot pain and prevent it from returning.
Causes of Foot Pain
Pain begins in the heel with the development of micro-tears within the fascia itself. These micro-tears are caused by injury and repetitive use. As athletes continue to overwork, these tiny tears become inflamed and develop into long-term pain and immobility.
Other potential causes of foot pain include:
- Sprain: A sprain commonly affects tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other human body parts. Foot pain is typically caused by ruptured ligaments or tendons that are stretched beyond the point of repair.
- Stress Fracture: A stress fracture is a breakdown in the bone's growth plate, which is the area where the body forms bone. Stress fractures are most common in young children and are more common among male athletes due to their bone mass.
- Bunions: These are bony lumps that form on the side of your foot, just above the big toe. They're often caused by wearing tight, narrow shoes.
- Achilles tendonitis: This is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which is the tissue band connecting your calf muscle and your heel bone. It's often caused by overuse or by doing too much strenuous activity too soon after starting a new exercise routine.
Understanding the various causes of pain will help patients better cope with their injuries.
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Kuo for Foot Pain Relief in Pasadena, CA
Treatments for pain in the foot can vary depending on the cause. One of the most effective treatment options is chiropractic care. Regular chiropractic adjustments will relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to repair itself. Chiropractic adjustments will also improve your weight distribution, reducing the likelihood of your foot pain returning in the future.
At Dr. David W. Kuo's Pasadena chiropractic office, we provide many treatment options for foot pain including custom orthotics, soft tissue repair, and much more. To learn more about the foot pain management practices our chiropractor provides, call us at (626) 449-0510 today.