Ankle/Foot Pain Specialist

Ankle and foot pain can arise from a variety of causes, including sprains, fractures, arthritis, or overuse. It’s a common issue that can affect mobility and quality of life. At Complete Performance Chiropractic, our team, led by Dr. Eric Leitman specializes in diagnosing and treating ankle and foot pain. Whether it’s due to sports injuries, everyday activities, or chronic conditions, we’re committed to helping you find relief and improve your foot health.

Ankle/Foot Pain Q & A

What causes Ankle / Foot Pain?

Ankle and foot pain can result from various factors, including:

  1. Sprains and Strains: Often due to sports injuries or accidents.
  2. Fractures: These can occur from impacts or falls.
  3. Arthritis: Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can affect the feet and ankles.
  4. Overuse Injuries: Such as tendinitis or plantar fasciitis.
  5. Neuropathy: Nerve damage can cause pain in the feet.
  6. Deformities: Like bunions or hammertoes.
Who is at Risk of Ankle / Foot Pain?

Individuals at risk include:

  1. Athletes: Due to the high impact and repetitive movements.
  2. Overweight Individuals: Extra weight puts more stress on the feet and ankles.
  3. People with Certain Medical Conditions: Like diabetes or arthritis.
  4. Those Wearing Improper Footwear: Ill-fitting or unsupportive shoes can contribute to foot problems.
  5. Older Adults: Age-related wear and tear can affect foot health.
How is Ankle / Foot Pain Diagnosed?

Diagnosis at Complete Performance Chiropractic involves:

  1. Reviewing Medical History: Understanding past injuries or conditions.
  2. Physical Examination: Checking for tenderness, swelling, and range of motion.
  3. Imaging Tests: X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans to view bones and soft tissues.
How is Ankle / Foot Pain Treated?
  1. Chiropractic Adjustments: To align the bones and improve joint function.
  2. Physical Therapy: Strengthening and stretching exercises.
  3. Orthotic Devices: Custom inserts for shoes to provide support.
  4. Pain Management: Including ice, heat, and over-the-counter medications.
  5. Lifestyle Changes: Such as weight management and choosing proper footwear.

The goal is to alleviate pain, improve function, and prevent future injuries. For a personalized treatment plan, schedule a consultation at Complete Performance Chiropractic.