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Treating Foot Pain with Chiropractic Care

Published Date: 
August 4, 2023

You probably think of back and neck pain when you think of chiropractors, but they can help with various conditions, including foot pain treatment. Foot pain or heel pain might not seem like a serious medical concern, but it can interfere with all aspects of your life. Chronic foot pain, especially when it’s severe, has a profound effect on your quality of life.

Chiropractors use soft tissue therapy, adjustments, and rehabilitation exercises to treat foot pain. Their goal is to create alignment in the body and correct any imbalances.

Here’s what you should know about using chiropractic care to relieve foot pain.

Common Causes of Foot Pain

  • Plantar fasciitis: inflammation of the plantar fascia and one of the most common causes of heel pain
  • Tendonitis: inflammation of the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone
  • Arthritis: swelling and tenderness of one or more joints
  • Bone spurs: bony projections that develop along bone edges
  • Flat feet: arches on the inside of the feet flatten
  • Peripheral neuropathy: damage to the peripheral nervous system
  • Stress fractures: tiny cracks in a bone
  • Gout: a complex and common form of arthritis that causes sudden attacks of pain, redness, swelling, and tenderness in one or more joints, often in the big toe

How Chiropractors Treat Foot Pain Naturally

There are several things chiropractors do to alleviate foot pain naturally. For example:

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy helps relieve muscle and tendon tension. It promotes the healing of soft tissue injuries like sprains and reduces swelling and pain. Chiropractors use manual pressure to reduce adhesions, break down scar tissue, and speed healing. Soft tissue therapy also promotes circulation in the affected area, which promotes healing and reduces pain.

Spinal Alignment

The most common treatment chiropractors provide is spinal adjustment and spinal alignment. Your spine might seem unrelated to your feet, but your spinal health affects every part of your body. This type of holistic approach focuses on whole-body healing. Aligning your body with an adjustment and correcting postural issues relieves pressure from your body’s weight-bearing joints, including the hips, knees, and feet. This leads to more stability and gives you greater ease of movement.

Woman sitting on the grass grasping the bottom of her foot.

Your chiropractor will also design a custom care plan for your specific circumstances. They might suggest lifestyle changes and exercises you can do at home to achieve optimal healing. The goal is to help you improve your overall well-being and allow your body to perform as it should.

Benefits of Managing Foot Pain with Chiropractic Care

Using chiropractic treatment to manage foot pain offers many benefits, including:

  • Focus on alignment: Chiropractors align the entire body, allowing the body to function properly, which supports overall health and healing.
  • Non-invasive: Chiropractic care encourages a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing.
  • Support healthy foot structure: The healthier your feet, the less likely you are to develop foot pain and problems. Improving foot structure can also correct existing conditions.
  • Improve foot strength
  • Promote natural pain relief and healing: A natural approach to health allows your body to do what it can with support instead of intervention.

Chiropractic adjustments trigger natural chemicals in the body that help with healing and pain relief. This allows you to avoid pain relief medications and allows your body to do what it’s supposed to do.

Man sitting on the carpet giving himself a foot massage.


Chiropractic adjustments are a safe and natural way to manage foot pain. Treatments involve relatively little discomfort and minimal risk. Whether you’re dealing with pre-existing conditions that cause foot pain or hoping to avoid long-term foot health issues due to your job or other factors, a chiropractor can help you keep your feet and entire body as healthy as possible.

Dr. Eric Neumann D.C.

Dr. Eric Neumann grew up in Alberta, Canada where he majored in Chemistry at the University of Calgary. During his time at University, he obtained licensure as a Massage Therapist. It was clear that hands-on healing would be his calling. After suffering multiple sport-related injuries he became interested in Chiropractic. Dr. Neumann graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 2009. He has since specialized in the treatment and management of acute spinal injuries.

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