Are you suffering from knee, ankle or foot pain in Peterborough?
Knee, ankle or foot pain is one of the most common complaints of men and women of all ages. Pain can be acute -the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage or it can be chronic – caused by medical conditions like arthritis, gout, diabetes or infection. If you are an athlete who has been injured or are an individual looking for relief from chronic knee pain, please feel free to Contact Us at our Peterborough Clinic for our New Patient Special and Same Day Exam and Treatment options.
What are contributing factors for knee, ankle and foot pain
While knee problems may be caused by a variety of injuries or illnesses, there are certain factors that increase your risk of experiencing painful knees, ankles or feet.
Weight-being overweight is a major risk factor for knee ankle and foot pain. Medical professionals now recognize that the increase in knee, ankle and foot problems in recent years are almost certainly related to the obesity epidemic.
Age-as we age the chances of experiencing pain in our lower leg, primarily the knee, ankle or foot, increases. More than 20 percent of adults have problems with pain or stiffness in the joints below the knees.
Overuse – injuries related to jobs such as construction, or those engaged active lifestyles such as runners, skier’s or student athletes. Any activity that puts repetitive stress on your knees like running, hiking, basketball, or construction can cause knee injury.
Lack of muscle strength or flexibility – strong muscles help stabilize and protect your joints .
Weak muscles and poor flexibility put you more at risk of injury.
How can Chiropractic care help people in Peterborough with knee, ankle or foot pain?
While many people associate chiropractic care with back and neck pain, chiropractors like Dr. Doug and Dr. Peter can help you with your lower leg pain as well. Treatment begins at our state-of-the-art Peterborough clinic. Starting with a thorough assessment of your symptoms, which may include some of our leading-edge diagnostic tools such as the Digital X-ray, Postural Analysis, Specialized Weight Distribution Testing and Measurement, Rhomberg Testing, Thermographic Scan and a thorough hands on exam by Dr. Peter or Dr. Doug.
- Chiropractors can treat knee pain without using prescription medical or surgical interventions. Using the gentle TRT (Torque Release Technique),Dr. Peter will stimulate your own nervous system to help address the underlying cause of the problem.
- Our chiropractic Doctors will take the time to identify the root cause of the pain. Instead of treating only the surface symptoms they will look to identify and treat the underlying issue. The goal is to prevent recurrence.
- They will then examine the knee, ankle or foot and make sure that the joints are properly aligned to facilitate healing.
- As well, our Doctors are able to recommend additional therapies and supports such as gait assessments, orthotics, and exercises to facilitate healing.
What kinds of specific knee, ankle and foot conditions can be successfully treated with Chiropractic care?
As a runner, Dr.Peter has a long-standing interest in injuries relating to the lower leg. He has successfully treated clients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (pain at the front of the knee) sometimes referred to as Runner’s Knee, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) and hip and knee arthritis. Planter Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis and general foot and ankle pain can also benefit from chiropractic adjustment.
If the live in the Peterborough area and pain from these conditions is making you miserable, contact us today and let us help you get back to living your best life.