There are many types of ankle and foot problems and the feet are one of the more complex regions of the body. The complexity comes mostly from the fact that we stand upright and walk on two feet.
This area needs to be very mobile and heavily connected to our nervous system as it’s deeply connected to our balance centres and is responsible for safely navigating us through our environment.
Foot and ankle pain creates huge problems for everyday life and often will cause the body to shift and compensate from the discomfort which in turn will create aches and pains elsewhere.
Ankle pains often result from trauma such a rolled ankle during sport while foot problems usually have a progressive nature.
Common injuries and problems of the ankle and foot are: muscle strains and ligament sprains, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathies, Morton’s neuroma, Policeman’s heel, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Hallux rigidus, bunions (hallux valgus), hammer toes, stress fractures, and flat feet (pes planus).
Mechanical problems relating to poor posture are often the root cause of foot and ankle pains but serious pathology or disease needs to be ruled out first. Poor posture or spinal and hip alignment will cause a chain reaction “downstream” which will alter the way ankles and feet work.
The altered pressures on ankle and foot tissues from other body regions can lead to imbalances and injuries. Alternatively, the use of poor footwear can change the way feet move and feel and start to impact structural balance above (knees, hips, pelvis and spine) leading to other aches and pains.
Our Chiropractic method at Total Balance Chiropractic Newcastle, Advanced Bio-Structural Correction™ (ABC™) is a hands on therapy that corrects spinal alignment and posture.
ABC™ is a therapy that looks at the body as a whole and not just individual parts operating separately from each other. By acknowledging that the body is a single, whole functioning unit, we can get to the root of your body issues and truly correct them while preventing issues from developing in the future.
Correcting your structural alignment from top to bottom takes pressure off the muscles, ligaments, discs, and nerves in your back. Removing these pressures helps the body to heal naturally.
ABC™ consists broadly of manoeuvres such as spinal stretches, hands on adjustments of the spine, ribs, and lower extremities which result in consistent and predictable results including postural correction.
Correcting your spinal alignment with ABC™ helps you get real and immediate relief from headaches, as well as preventing the problem from returning in the future.
In short, ABC™ is a holistic healthcare system aimed at not only improving symptoms but helping bodies to function and feel their best. By improving posture through this therapy, one will notice ease in breathing, clarity in the head, and often a sense balance in the body.
At Total Balance Chiropractic our goal is to fix bodies and help prevent injuries from returning. Ultimately, we want to make your body work well so you can enjoy life uninhibited by pain ensuring you have quality of life not just quantity. Once posture is corrected, it is recommended to keep it in good shape. This is best managed through a protective adjustment periodically, along with our advice around day to day living.