Foot pain is a problem that a chiropractor can help remedy with massage, chiropractic adjustments, nutrition counseling, exercise, and weight loss treatment. Usually, plantar fasciitis and peripheral neuropathy are the main problems with foot pain that chiropractors see. Dr. Doug Howell is a chiropractor with Dr. Doug Howell Chiropractic and Wellness in Frankfort, Kentucky, who can help you with these foot diseases.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an inflamed plantar fascia, a band of fibrous, tough tissue that extends from the heel bone to the toes and along the foot's sole. Shoes that are inappropriate, a weight problem, a new exercise regimen, and an injury could cause this kind of foot pain. Dr. Howell has a FDA approved Low Level Laser for Plantar Fasciitis. Be sure to schedule an appointment today!
What is peripheral neuropathy?
Peripheral neuropathy is damage to the nerves that connect your spine and brain, or central nervous system, to the rest of your body. These nerves bring signals to the brain and help with food digestion and blood circulation. More than 20 million people in the United States have been estimated to have some form of peripheral neuropathy, according to the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Injury, nutritional deficiency, narrowing of the arteries due to atherosclerosis, and alcoholism can cause it. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy in the U.S. is diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health, 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have some sort of nerve damage.
How a chiropractor could help
A chiropractor can prescribe dietary changes that give you the nutritional support you need to manage the health of your nerves in your peripheral nervous system, balance your blood sugar, and help your plantar fasciitis heal. A chiropractor could also prescribe an exercise plan, such as stretching to help the plantar fascia, and to lose weight to reduce stress on the feet.
Dr. Howell is a chiropractor in Frankfort, Kentucky, who can help you with foot pain. Contact Dr. Doug Howell Chiropractic and Wellness today at 502-330-2808 to schedule an appointment!