Normally, if you have foot pain your first thought is to go to a podiatrist. However, if you find that your pain is being caused by the type of work you do, running, or other physical movements or postures, then a chiropractor may be a good place to start. Many times, the pain that you experience way down in your feet can originate from higher up in your body and travel all the way down to them. This is where a chiropractor can come in and help.
Your upper body can cause problems with your lower body -
If you don't have good posture when it comes to how you control your upper body then it can cause a domino effect that can work its way all the way down to your feet. For example, if you tend to lean to the right throughout the day doe to your job then you can cause your spine to become tweaked and that can lead to your hips being thrown off which can affect your legs and go down to your feet.
A chiropractor can really help you out in this situation because they will realign your spine in a way that does a reverse domino effect, putting everything back in the position it is supposed to be in. This will help any pains that were caused from your bad posture to be removed, all the way down to your feet.
Your chiropractor can also focus on your feet -
Depending on how you treat your feet, you could have really done a number to them from stress, the wrong shoes, etc. Many people don't realize this, but a chiropractor can adjust your feet just like they do your spine. There are certain ways they can manipulate your feet to help undo some of the malalignment you may have going on along the bones in your feet.
Your ankle and foot combined have 26 bones, which accounts for 1/4th of the bones in your body. Also, your ankle and foot combined have 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles. Once you understand this it's a bit easier to understand how some manipulation from a chiropractor can make all of the difference to the way your feet feel when you leave their office.
Other things a chiropractor can do for you -
Remember, your chiropractor knows all about the human body, proper posture and all types of tips and tricks to help you get through the day without bringing pain home with you. Ask them for ideas on how you can change the ways you do some of your daily chores that will put less stress on your bones.Share