Foot Pain

We spend a lot of time on our feet, which can lead to debilitating foot pain. At Appalachian Chiropractic, the skilled team develops effective treatment plans that enhance healing, ease foot pain, and get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

What is foot pain?

Foot pain is any pain in or near your foot. You may feel discomfort in your heels, toes, insteps, arches, ankles, or the soles of your feet, which can make it difficult to move around. You may even need an assistive walking device such as a walker or cane if you have severe foot pain.

What causes foot pain?

Many factors can contribute to foot pain, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Tendinitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis
  • Joint inflammation
  • A broken or fractured foot, ankle, or toe
  • Nerve damage
  • Obesity
  • Old age
  • Poor walking form or ill-fitting shoes

Depending on what’s causing your foot pain, our team determines which approach is most appropriate for you.

How is foot pain treated?

At Appalachian Chiropractic, the team uses various techniques to ease foot pain and accelerate the healing process:

  • Joint Injections to help relieve pain    
  • Regenerative medicine injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • At home exercises

If your foot pain is due to a minor injury or surgery, simply resting your foot, applying ice for a few days, and elevating it may help alleviate your pain. Our team can let you know if further action is necessary.

Strengthening and stretching exercises

Jarrod might instruct you on certain strengthening and stretching exercises that can help a foot injury heal faster. They may use a TheraBand resistance band to improve your strength and to increase your range of motion.

Kinesio Taping®

Jarrod Thacker may also use Kinesio Taping to treat foot pain. During this form of therapy, your provider applies flexible athletic tape to the injured area of your foot to reduce inflammation, offer extra support, and enhance healing.

Bracing or custom orthotics

In some cases, the team may recommend a brace for your foot or ankle or custom orthotics to wear inside your shoes to ease pain during the healing process. Wearing a brace or using custom orthotics, especially during physical activity, helps improve your gait and prevent further damage to your foot.