Ankle & Foot Biomechanics
Impastato Chiropractic in Metairie is committed to relieving your ankle and foot pain due to Plantar Fasciitis or other conditions. Ankle and Foot biomechanical problems can be corrected with effective chiropractic extremity manipulation.
Foot and ankle adjustments help tremendously with foot posture and balance. Researchers looked at hockey players’ sprained ankles, as well as the way the foot works through balance measurements and posture-pressure measuring equipment. They found that after manipulating and mobilizing the foot and ankle, there was an improvement of the weight distribution of the foot and ankle. Others have found that adjusting ankles that have chronic sprains and strains will give the patient’s ankle more range of motion, less pain and better ankle function.
In our experience, ankle adjustments work incredibly well for athletes and workers who are on their feet a lot. Athletes notice that they have a smoother gait after an adjustment and an immediate improvement in function.
Improving the posture, motion, and the function of the foot and ankle is also very important for low back pain management. When you stand, walk, or run, forces are transferred from the foot to the knee and to the low back. If the way you walk, or your “gait” is off, this can upset the symmetry of forces going to your low back. adjusting the foot, ankle and knee balances out the way you walk, and help support the care you are receiving for your low back.
If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain, call us today at 504-456-8560 to schedule an appointment.