Here at the Bedford Chiropractic Clinic, we regularly treat pain and misalignments surrounding foot and ankle injuries and conditions. We aim to identify and treat the cause of your foot/ankle injury in a drug-free and non-invasive manner. In turn, we want to increase the function and mobility of your foot/ankle, whilst relieving pain and tension. So if you’re having any foot or ankle problems, give us a call at 01234 353937 for more info/advice or to book a consultation. Also, if you book with us today, we’ll even give you 1 treatment for FREE!

Common foot/ankle injuries and conditions

Plantar fasciitis

This is one of the most common foot and ankle injuries in adults. Millions of patients being treated for this annually. Plantar fasciitis is a heel injury caused by the inflammation of the Fascia band of tissue that connects the toes to the heel bone. People will experience pain within the first few steps prior to resting for a prolonged period of time. Once the band has been given time to stretch, the pain will usually subside significantly, however will flare up again after it has been rested.

Diagram showing the plantar fascia and where the site of pain is if this is damaged

Achilles Tendonitis or tear

The largest tendon in the body, the Achilles, connects the 2 primary calf muscles to bone in the heel. Therefore, overexertion or overuse of foot leads to swelling and pain in the back of the heel, which is common in athletes. Achilles Tendonitis mostly occurs after a repetitive or intense strain has been placed on the Achilles tendon. It may start as a mild ache, developing into a more severe pain. Then you may begin to experience tenderness or stiffness, particularly in the morning.

Strained or sprained ankle

A ligament may have been stretched or torn, prior to forcing the ligaments beyond their normal range of movement. It is one of the most common foot and ankle injuries. However, it is best to seek chiropractic care to aid the correct rehabilitation process of the sprain and to ensure the joint is still aligned. Ultimately, repeated ankle sprains can cause arthritis.

woman athlete or runner experiencing ankle pain

Flat footed/Fallen Arches

Being flat footed should not cause you much noticeable pain. However, if you are experiencing any discomfort or stress, then certain exercises, stretches and insoles can help. Foot insoles is a product that we supply.

A diagram showing the pathologies of the foot. It displays a normla foot, a flat foot (fallen arch) and a hollow foot high arch)

How Chiropractic can help you

It is often believed that we only focus on the spine, however, our aim is to restore mobility and alignment in all joints. Also, we want to relieve pain without drugs or surgery. Not much can be provided for sprains, however chiropractic care can assist the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries. Physical manipulations can ensure alignment of the ankle, alongside providing stretches and exercises to strengthen the muscles in surrounding areas. We supply foot insoles and rollers to help improve your posture, relieve pain and symptoms of foot/ankle problems. After a thorough examination of your ankle/foot and posture scans, we can determine and treat the cause of your ankle/foot pain.

Superfeet insoles that we provide at the bedford chiropractic clinic to help with ankle and foot injuries