Knee, Ankle, and Foot Pain
An action as simple as walking can be taken for granted if there is no pain while doing it. It’s an action some master before reaching a year in age. Walking is a motion that doesn’t require conscious thought to do unless there is pain in the body parts required to make the motion work. The knee, ankle, and foot are large components in making the act of walking go smoothly. When there is pain in one or all of them, walking becomes more of a thought-out process and, in some cases, a constant dread.
Who Can Chiropractic Care Help?
What chiropractic care can help
Many people don’t realize that a chiropractor can be an effective alternative to pain medication and surgery. It’s safe, non-addictive, and not as invasive as some treatments or procedures can be. If you have been experiencing localized pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, or joint pain in your knee, ankles, or feet, then contacting LifeGiving Chiropractic should be your first move. We can help relieve pain from aspects of life that cause it, including:
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Stretching, joint manipulation, and strengthening the muscles in your legs
Chiropractors specialize in the musculoskeletal system, which includes joints, tendons, bones, muscles, and connective tissue. This allows them to determine the correct cause of pain and swelling without alternative methods, using chiropractic adjustments. A chiropractor can evaluate the way your leg moves and determine if your knee is properly aligned. Stretching, joint manipulation, and strengthening are a few methods that are utilized.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Help you relieve pain and get your health back
The benefits are what make it all worthwhile. So, here are some positive effects of choosing a chiropractor:
- Reduced inflammation
- More movement in restricted joints
- Improve misalignments in joints
- Ease of pain and discomfort
- Increase in range of motion
- Improvement in strength and muscle tone
- More flexibility
Chiropractic care can be effective in preventing surgery by realigning the bones to heal correctly, which can help prevent a repeat injury. It can also be very effective if utilized after surgery. One thing to always remember is that ignoring your pain can potentially cause more painful issues to arise and could even result in chronic problems.
Still, want to learn more?
Check Out the Frequently Asked Questions About Knee, Ankle, and Foot Pain
How Do I Know I Should Go in And Get My Knee Checked?
One of the most significant indicators that it is time to get your knee checked is when it starts to interfere with your everyday life by prohibiting you from doing tasks that you have always done pain-free. Especially if you have given your knees the proper amount of rest by limiting your activity level for a short period and your knees are still painful. Another indicator would be if you have tried over-the-counter drugs, and they do not ease the pain, it is time to see a chiropractor.
How Long Does It Take a Knee Injury to Heal?
For typical knee injuries such as a sprain or a strain, the average healing time ranges from 2-4 weeks. However, this can vary greatly on your lifestyle and if you are taking an active step in helping it heal, such as the RICE method and not putting too much strain on the healing joint. More severe injuries resulting from significant trauma healing time can take anywhere from 4 to 12 months.
Can Chiropractors Help with Ankle and Foot Pain?
Yes, chiropractic alignment can help with just about any joint in your body, including your ankles and feet. Potentially, any place where two bones meet is a joint that can go out of alignment and may benefit from an adjustment. The ankle is no exception; the ankle is actually a relatively simple joint, and many patients generally respond to the adjustment very well. The adjustment consists of a calculated pulling on the foot in a specific way to get the ankle joint to move. From there, the relief is immediate. Of course, this treatment is only used if the ankle is out of alignment. If the ankle has been injured, an adjustment could only damage it more.
On the other hand, foot pain is a little different. The foot consists of many small joints that can go out of alignment but will usually slip back into place as soon as you start walking on your foot again. An adjustment can alleviate some foot pain if the cause of the problem is due to a compressed or irritated nerve in your back, but if the problem goes deeper than that, it is better to seek out a podiatrist. If this is the case, we can diagnose the issue and refer you to a great doctor who would be best suited to help resolve the problem.