Therapies for Foot and Ankle PainJune 21, 2018
It’s no fun to experience pain at any time, but it’s especially no walk in the park to experience foot or ankle pain – literally. Our feet are what we use daily to get around, and to experience pain there of all places can mean a highly diminished quality of life and a lack of independence as a result. However, there are several ways that foot and ankle pain can be treated, allowing you to get back on your feet.
If your foot or ankle pain has come about from a recent injury, it’s a good idea to try the RICE procedure. Rest the area that is in pain, apply a cold pack or ice to the area to reduce swelling, compress the area with a bandage, and elevate it on pillows to reduce any further swelling. This procedure works best if performed immediately after an injury or a shock to the ankle or foot in question.
If good old-fashioned rest and recovery hasn’t helped relieve your foot and ankle pain, there are some exercises that may be able to help instead. Try flexing and stretching your feet and ankles to maintain your range of motion. It’s also a great idea to massage your feet to relax it and improve the chance of recovery and relieve some of the strain that’s causing your pain.
Sometimes solutions performed at home may not be enough in treating your foot and ankle pain, which is our clinic comes in. A good chiropractor such as any of the ones at Pain Stop can help make any adjustments to your feet or ankles in order to relieve your pain for the long term. It can help reduce inflammation without the use of any drugs or surgery and you will leave the clinic feeling relaxed where your pain used to be. Of course, chiropractic therapy is not necessarily ideal for everyone, and our clinic also provides anti-inflammatory steroidal injections directed towards the area in pain. Other ways we can relieve your pain is through injections targeting the joints to reduce tissue swelling, allowing them to move freely again without hindrance.
We offer a wide range of pain relief solutions that seek to minimize invasiveness as much as possible, allowing you to recover quicker. We understand that every patient is different, and we encourage you to book an appointment at Dr Hart‘s clinic so we can help you understand and decide what pain relief method is best for you.