The feet are one of the most complex structures in your body. There are 206 bones in the body and one quarter of these bones (52) are in your feet & ankles. In addition, there are multiple layers of muscles and dozens of supportive ligaments. Specialized nerve receptors send information to the brain about balance and coordination. Chronic foot problems lead to pain in not only the lower extremity but also to the pelvis and low back.

Your feet are the foundation of your body – much in the same way that a poured concrete foundation in a building provides the structural integrity for that building. If the foundation is unbalanced or if it’s set on unlevel ground or ground that isn’t sturdy, the building will develop cracks and eventually collapse. Likewise, if your body’s foundation (your feet) have problems, you may develop gait problems as well as pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, sacroiliac joints and lumbar spine. Biomechanical problems involving abnormal posture can frequently be traced back to foot problems.

The feet & ankles are connected to the legs which are connected to the pelvis. If you have a collapse in the arch of one of your feet, it creates a functionally short leg resulting in pelvic imbalance. The tilted pelvis in turn causes abnormal gravitational stresses and strains on the low back (the lumbar spine) resulting in chronic pain. Likewise, people who have chronic lumbar & pelvic problems inevitably create abnormal stress on their lower extremities, resulting in foot & ankle problems. The foot – back connection is a two way street.

The arches in your feet act as shock absorbers for when you walk or run. They are designed to withstand the immense pounding exerted by these forces. Unfortunately, over time, the ligaments which make the arches start to stretch and deform. The feet then take on an abnormal configuration. Scientists and researches who study foot biomechanics have theorized the collapse of the lateral, medial and transverse arches are the root cause of much of the foot & ankle problems people experience.

In order to fix your problem, it is necessary to do a good and thorough examination of the feet & ankles. This includes an orthopedic evaluation of the bones & joints; a neurological evaluation (to check for normal motor, sensory & balance); range of motion; gait analysis; and soft tissue analysis (to check for spasms, and inflammation of the fascia).

We offer a comprehensive array of drug-free, non-surgical foot & ankle therapies. These include:

  • Trigenics
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Pulsewave Therapy
  • Trigenics
  • Laser
  • Electroanalgesia

If you’ve been suffering with foot & ankle problems, you need help. I recommend you call us for a complimentary, no obligation consultation. This involves completing some new patient paperwork & then coming in to speak to the doctor about your problem. There is no cost for this.

After reviewing your medical history (and specific information about your problem), the doctor will spend 10-20 minutes (one-on-one) with you discussing your problem. To schedule your consultation, please call us at 412-595-7332.

Are You Ready To Live a Full, Pain-Free Life Again?

Call us today to schedule a free consultation, and determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. Our team looks forward to meeting you and creating a plan that will relieve your foot pain and improve your quality of life.

To schedule a consultation, call us at 412-595-7332

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