A visit to Marshall Chiropractor Tulsa practice is a good place to start when dealing with pain because chiropractors are musculoskeletal specialists. The musculoskeletal system is made up of all of the muscles, bones, joints and related structures such as the tendons and connective tissue.
But what does that have to do with the spine? We need to think of the spine like a highway. It is a collection of roads that connect to different locations throughout the body. When the spine is out of place or is being blocked, it can cause issues and pain throughout the body. This includes the muscles, bones, and joints.
After treatment with Marshall Chiropractic, you will find that many of the problems and irritation you were experiencing are no longer be an issue. Allow us to help you find relief with our chiropractic care for leg and foot pain.
Before you consider something like surgery, allow our staff to take a look. When you look at the problem in more detail it can help determine the root of the problem and if it can be fixed with adjustments. This way we are able to avoid surgery altogether.
Common Causes of Pain
There are also a multitude of activities and incidents that can lead to injuries. The resulting pain can range from minor to chronic and severe.
Trauma can result from stepping the wrong way off of a curb or from more serious incidents such as car accidents, falls, and making contact with objects. Additionally, there are genetic conditions that can lead to chronic leg and and foot pain, including weak alignment and diseases. Oftentimes patients will trigger chronic pain in a leg or foot from overuse or overextension.
Since the leg and foot carry a person’s body weight, pain can result when weight issues are a factor. Regular movement can cause overstressed joints and trigger pain. Misaligned bones and joints in the legs can also lead to other painful conditions including swelling and the inability to move properly. When leg disorders lead to inflammation that goes untreated, it can lead to arthritis.
Leg pain is often associated with muscular problems. The ligaments and tendons in the leg can become strained, torn, or sprained, leading to chronic pain and a difficulty in walking. Leg conditions can exacerbate knee conditions, causing more pain.
Treating Leg and Foot Pain
Chiropractic care can be highly beneficial to patients experiencing painful conditions in their legs and feet. It can also be an effective method for healing after injury or surgeries.
Chiropractic methods including stretching, joint manipulation, and exercises aimed at strengthening the muscles. A chiropractor can evaluate the range of motion you have in your leg and track your alignment during regular walking and running.
In addition to chiropractic care to heal and eliminate foot and leg pain, it may be recommended that proper therapeutic shoes and footwear be implemented to provide added protection and strengthening benefits during activity. Many times, improper footwear leads to chronic pain and conditions because shoes are not properly supporting the body. Arch support and adequate cushioning are essential parts of promoting strength and stability in the legs and feet.
Early Treatment Is Critical
When pain is experienced in either the foot or leg or both at the same time, it is critical that the situation is evaluated as soon as possible. Ignoring pain in any part of the body can lead to more painful conditions and chronic issues that take much more intervention than if an early diagnosis was sought.
Early intervention and proper therapy can be instrumental in eliminating pain and correcting issues that can lead to other problems. A chiropractic evaluation and therapy program can reduce the long-term damage one can incur. If many symptoms and conditions remain untreated, pain can be persistent and limitations on activity can arise, potentially putting you off your feet and unable to work or participate in other activities.
With proper attention to the first signs of pain, the potential for more serious medical intervention including surgery may be avoided.
Your Tulsa Chiropractor,
Dr. Ryan Marshall, D.C.