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Do you suffer from foot pain, stiffness, or swelling? About 20% of Americans have at least one episode of foot pain per year. Don’t ignore foot pain, as your feet are your foundation for proper posture, spinal health, and more.

Why Feet Are Your Foundation

Every step you take involves a complex network of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments supporting your body weight and movements. Think of the stress placed on your feet by playing basketball, jogging, climbing ladders, or just climbing stairs! Your feet even give physicians clues about your overall health:

  • Joint stiffness could mean arthritis.
  • Tingling or numbness might signal diabetes.
  • Swelling may be a symptom of kidney disease, heart disease, or high blood pressure.

Treating Your Feet

If you have foot pain, talk with your Bronston healthcare provider. First, we will analyze your stance and foot function, diagnose the cause of your pain, and then recommend appropriate treatment. Underlying medical causes may be addressed by dietary or lifestyle changes, accompanied by prescriptions, as needed. Stabbing pain in your heel or footbed, such as plantar fasciitis, can often be addressed through physical therapy. Flat feet may be treated with adjustments that reduce nerve pressure and ease pain. Spinal adjustments can address misalignment and improve your weight distribution and posture when you walk or exercise. Often, orthotics or shoe inserts help to relieve stress, correct gait issues, and relieve pain. In addition, we may recommend stretches or exercises to strengthen your feet and ankles, alleviate nerve pain, and help avoid future foot problems.

Remember, feet are your foundation! Proper care of your feet can reduce pain, improve mobility, and help you live your best life. Contact us at 608.781.2225 for an appointment with caring experts in medical health, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and massage therapy. Clinics in Onalaska and La Crosse.

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Dr Leo Bronston

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