Did you know that chronic foot pain in the UK is almost as prevalent as chronic lower back pain?
While it sufferers of chronic foot pain often slip under the mainstream medical news radar, studies have shown that a staggering 10% of people aged 18 – 80 years old suffer from chronic foot pain. Worse, 18% of all people aged 55 – 80 suffer from foot pain which can be categorized as physically debilitating.
Thankfully, if you are one of over 20% of people in the UK who suffer from chronic foot pain, a chiropractor in Peterborough might be able to help.
What Causes Foot Pain?
Contrary to popular belief, foot and ankle pain isn’t the preserve of just more physically active people. In fact, foot pain can arise at any age due to factors such as:
- Poor posture
- Poorly healed sprains
- Un-Diagnosed displacement fractures
- Poor nutrition
- Various occupational injuries
Sadly, the two most prevalent forms of foot pain in the UK are also the most difficult to remedy. This is because chronic foot pain will often manifest as a result of unhealed fractures (ones which when a fracture occurred were mistaken for sprains) and chronic arthritis.
How Can a Chiropractor in Peterborough Help Treat Foot Pain?
In order to help provide pain relief and possibly improved mobility, a chiropractor in Peterborough will first attempt to diagnose the underlying cause of foot pain. Depending on the cause, pain relief may then be possible by slight physical adjustments designed to help improve posture and realign different bone and tissue structures.
Can a Chiropractor Provide Lasting Foot Pain Relief?
Whether a patient can have symptoms of foot pain full alleviated or not will always depend on the underlying cause of pain in the first place. In many cases, however, regular chiropractic adjustments can help people with even chronic arthritis achieve better mobility, pain relief, and quality of life. Much more importantly, chiropractic treatment can take place alongside regular medical treatment without any risk of drug interactions or adverse physical side effects.