You have 28 bones in each foot. That's more than you have in your entire spine!
Many of these bones glide, flex, and extend upon eachother during normal foot biomechanics of walking, jogging, and just getting around.
It is not uncommon at all for fixations to occur in different areas of the foot that can "throw things off."
Since our feet serve as the foundation for the kinetic chain, a foot problem can cause problems further up in the ankle, knee, hip, and even in the spine.
One of the most common foot ailments is plantar fascitis. The plantar fascia is a thick , tough ligament on the bottom of the foot. If the the foot begins to over-pronate (also called "flat feet"), it can put increased pressure on the fascia, thus causing pain and inflammation. This can evetually lead to heel spurs as well as knee, hip, and eventual lower back problems.
The good news is, in most cases, it's fixable!
Many people get relief from foot-related problems through chiropractic care. We often make referrals to podiatrists and orthopedists if it's a problem chiropractic can't help.
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