By Mary Pletsch 11 Aug 2019 no comment 1259 Views

Many people live active lifestyles in the modern age.  That’s great for their health and quality of life.  However, approximately 80% of people over 50 will experience foot problems.   Also, some people develop foot problems at younger ages.

After a busy day of visiting, errands, activities, or sports, these people have “tired feet.”

Foot pain and discomfort can interfere with quality of life.  Some people restrict their activities in order to control their foot pain.  But sitting at home has many negative effects on physical, mental and emotional health.

As feet age, there is a mechanical loss of power, and deterioration of the musculoskeletal tissues.   Soft tissue volume decreases.  Firstly, these changes make the foot more vulnerable.  That’s before we calculate the effects of disease, such as arthritis, diabetes, and/or osteoporosis.  Additionally, accidents, injuries or trauma can cause or exacerbate foot pain.

The good news is that chiropractic care can help!

Custom orthotics

Sheppard Chiropractic Centre offers custom orthotics.  Orthotics support the feet and ease shock absorption.  They can also correct certain deformities.

We would be happy to advise you on whether orthotics can be of use to you.

Laser Therapy for your feet

Laser therapy is an effective treatment for many types of foot pain.  If your feet hurt, we can help!

Laser therapy has been proven to counteract atrophy, degeneration, and inflammation.

Some examples of conditions that laser therapy can treat include plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and bone spurs.  It is also excellent for acute injuries like ligament tears, sports injuries and wounds.

Laser therapy is a natural, drug-free way to treat foot pain.  There is no surgery and no invasive procedures.  You will relax in a chair while laser diodes are placed in contact with your skin.  The laser light will stimulate the cells’ natural healing processes.  The treatment itself is not painful – you can expect to feel only warmth from the laser.

In conclusion, if your feet hurt, you don’t have to cut back on your daily activities.  We can help.  Call Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.  Your health will benefit from an active lifestyle and regular contact with your social circle, friends and family.

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