Whether you have an acute or chronic condition or have suffered from an injury that is causing you to suffer from knee pain, ankle pain or foot pain, our chiropractor and physical therapist in New Albany IN is prepared to provide you with relief. Chiropractic is a holistic form of medicine that relies on natural therapies and treatments to help patients’ injuries heal while alleviating pain without the use of drugs or the need for surgery. Here at 1st Choice Health & Wellness, we treat all kinds of knee, ankle and foot pain.
Common Types of Knee Pain
Overuse, long periods of standing and injuries of various types can cause swelling, aching, and limited mobility of the knees. Degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and arthritis caused by uric acid buildup are common culprits, as is bursitis, a condition sourced by repetitive use or injuries to the knee. Another common condition we treat is chondromalacia patella, which occurs when the cartilage beneath the kneecap is damaged. Baker’s cysts are a buildup of synovial fluid behind the knee which can cause inflammation and pain. We also see quite a few sports injuries that result in knee damage such as ACL and MCL tears.
Common Types of Ankle Pain
Sprains and strains are the most typical reasons patients seek our care for sore ankles. However other conditions can source ankle pain such as:
Arthritis—Inflammation of the ankle joints that limits mobility and causes a dull ache
Osteoarthritis—Caused by wear and tear on the ankles, the symptoms are similar to arthritis
Bursitis—Inflammation in the knee, typically due to overuse or an injury
Achilles Tendonitis—Overuse of Achilles tendon, which connects the heel bone and calf muscle
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome—Affects the feet similarly to carpal tunnel, causing burning, tingling, and numbness that radiates through the foot and toes.
Gout—More common in men and postmenopausal women, this arthritic condition appears suddenly and causes severe pain, tenderness, and redness in the ankles and feet.
Common Types of Foot Pain
Feet can become sore and achy from extended periods of putting pressure on them such as running or standing, especially on hard surfaces or while wearing poorly fitting shoes. Another common cause of foot pain is due to improper gait due to poor posture or arthritis in the hips, knees or ankles. Foot pain that fails to resolve itself through traditional treatments may be caused by plantar fasciitis, a painful condition that involves inflammation of the fibrous band of muscles and tissue that traverse the bottom of the feet. Two other conditions previous mentioned—gout and Achilles tendonitis—are also common causes of foot pain. Regardless of the cause and location of your foot, knee and ankle pain, our chiropractor in New Albany IN can provide an array of effective treatments.
Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Care for Pain Relief and Healing in the Feet, Ankles, and Knees
Depending on the nature of your injury, we will recommend a personalized treatment plan consisting of integrated therapies designed to provide you with maximum relief without pain medications. Our natural therapies promote circulation to help your injuries heal faster and restore mobility. Regular chiropractic care and home physical therapy techniques can help you grow stronger and help prevent injury recurrences. Some types of therapy we recommend for knee, ankle, and foot pain include:
- R.I.C.E. Therapy—Rest, Ice Compression, and Elevation
- Soft Tissue Massage
- Chiropractic Manipulation
- Mobilization Techniques
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Lifestyle and Dietary Recommendations
Get Natural Relief at 1st Choice Health & Wellness
Don’t let your knees, feet, and ankles keep you sidelines from living your daily life. Our experienced chiropractor in New Albany, IN is eager to offer you a no-obligation consultation to see if chiropractic care is right for you. Contact us today at (812) 220-0043 to schedule an appointment.