Fortunately, the problems in the feet, knees, hips and low back are frequently functional in nature and can be treated by some simple techniques. First and foremost, stretch your calf muscles out. Full ankle and foot motion will help your foot, knee, hips and low back move better. Chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and massage of the affected areas will help to restore normal motion and decrease pain. Good footwear is also crucial in maintaining function of the legs, hips and back. If you are not sure how to assess your shoes, feel free to drop by and have us evaluate your shoes. Sometimes your foot function cannot be treated by chiropractic adjustments, muscle therapy, acupuncture or footwear and you may need to wear orthotics to improve your feet. We can do a foot assessment and gait scan to determine if this is necessary.
Don’t let foot, knee or back pain prevent you from enjoying this spring.