Foot pain can be a chronic and painful condition that gets in the way of simple activities like walking your dog or more intense hobbies like cardio kickboxing. It is a broad description that can describe the symptoms of a long list of possible complications. For example, foot pain can be the result of misalignment, inflammation, or bruised muscles, but could also be the symptoms of conditions like achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, or stress fractures.
Causes of Foot Pain
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. It’s often the result of a biomechanical fault that causes abnormal pronation. When the foot is bearing weight, the talus will flex while the calcaneus everts. It’s this pronation that increases tension on the plantar fasciitis. This condition can occur in both men and women, but is more common among runners and people with obesity. People suffering from plantar fasciitis often describe the pain as localized to the heel when walking. The pain is usually gradual with no documented incident of trauma.
Treating Foot Pain with Chiropractic Care
When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health chiropractic team, we will create a plan to heal the root cause of the problem. If you arrive with symptoms of foot pain, we will first try to narrow down the possible causes. Your doctor will ask questions to help them pinpoint the source of the condition and take x-rays to help compile a complete understanding of the problem. Your RxWellness chiropractor may recommend routine adjustments for a set period of time to manage symptoms and improve recovery. When you work with a RxWellness chiropractor, you will also have the opportunity to work a qualified massage therapist. The massage therapist will work on the muscles in the affected area to relieve any stiffness or tightness and improve flexibility. Together, your integrated medical team will administer a care plan to help you see the best results.
Treating Foot Pain with Regenerative Tissue Therapy
Regenerative medicine is a branch of treatment that prioritizes tissue replacement to symptom management. This means that instead of prescribing medication to relieve pain, the medical expert can speed up healing by introducing specialized cells to the injured area. The two types of regenerative tissue therapy offered at RxWellness Spine & Health are Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and Trigger Point Injections. PRP therapy is a process that effectively improves the body’s healing process by introducing additional growth factors at the injury site. Trigger Point Injections are a non-surgical treatment to relieve pain and relax knotted muscle tissue. After the injection blood flow will improve allowing the body to heal itself. You will have the opportunity to discuss your condition with our integrated medical team, and they can recommend the option best suited for your particular condition.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP therapy is a natural and effective treatment for a variety of conditions, and because the process uses the body’s own cells there is a low chance of rejection or complications. When you are injured, the blood naturally clots to stop bleeding and the affected area is flooded with cells, like growth factors, that trigger an intense healing response. PRP therapy exposes the area to an even higher concentration of the growth factors that the body already produces to speed up recovery. This is done by extracting the patient’s blood, running it through the centrifugal process to isolate the growth factors, and then reinserting the concentrated dose into the injury site. This treatment is completely natural and is simply improving a healing process, which the body already does naturally. This treatment is ideal for conditions that would normally heal on their own, with the added benefit of a reduced timeline. The PRP process can be summed up in the following steps:
- Draw the patient’s blood.
- Spin the blood in a centrifuge.
- Separate components of the blood, and isolate the platelets.
- Reinsert the platelet-rich blood into the patient at the site of pain or injury.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger Point Injections are a non-surgical treatment to relieve pain and relax knotted muscle tissue. After the injection blood flow will improve allowing the body to heal itself. The purpose of this process is to create the right circumstance for optimal tissue reconstruction. It breaks down and heals built up scar tissue.
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If you are suffering from foot pain, the integrated medical team at RxWellness Spine & Health can help improve your symptoms and reduce your discomfort. We will help you get a better understanding of your condition while creating the best plan for recovery. We will guide you through your entire recovery process and help improve your quality of wellness. If you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation please give us a call at (703) 904-9666 or book a consultation online.
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