Heel and Arch Pain
Many of us play amateur sports or workout on the regular basis: play tennis on Saturdays, jog in the morning or do salsa dancing. But being active comes with a price some of us have to pay: and it is called a sports injury. 3.5 million Americans who participate in some form of organized sports get injured annually.
The most common sports injury for many sport enthusiasts and elderly people is heel and arch injuries. In most cases, they are caused by over pronation of the foot or foot subluxation.
Over pronation (hyper pronation) is a problem with pronation or a rolling in of the foot. Normally pronation is the movement of the subtalar joint into eversion, turning the sole outwards, upwards and sideways. An over pronated foot loses its flexibility and range of motion and eventually leads to inflammation of the muscles, fascia and ligaments in your foot.
A dropped or fallen arch is another common sports injury. It causes inflammation of the plantar fascia. If you continue exercising, your pain and discomfort may worsen and lead to calcaneal bursitis—an extremely painful condition happening in the morning on rising and reducing as the day progresses, but returning again when the body is at rest. Restricted physical activity may help reduce pain, but only adjustment and correction can eliminate it permanently.
In some cases prolonged inflammation of the plantar fasciitis may lead to a calcaneal traction spur—a small bone spur located on the heel bone. It can be detected by an X-ray.
Here in Eckert Chiropractic we devote a lot of attention to sports injuries, because we know how crucial it is for you to get back on track as soon as possible. Over the years we have helped thousands of patients of all ages who couldn’t be on their feet longer than 20 minutes at a time. We know how this issue can affect your daily life, work and leisure time. This is why we have created an effective combo program that helps you reduce pain, stiffness, immobility and gain back your joint flexibility and full range of motion of the affected area.
Eckert Chiropractic offers a unique treatment program that includes effective chiropractic methods, such as adjustments, drop table adjusting, instrument assisted adjusting and much more.
We are trained to correct subluxations of the lower extremities and pelvis, fit of custom foot orthotics and support the main treatment course with physical therapy to the foot.
Fortunately, heel and arch injuries are reversible and can be resolved within a short period of time. For many of our patients chiropractic care is the only treatment they receive to gain full control of their bodies. No drugs or surgeries are required.
However, some patients, especially geriatric ones, may need a series of cortisone injections or require conventional medicine intervention. If we see that chiropractic care is not sufficient for your condition, we redirect you to a health professional who will take you from there.