Foot Pain

Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Interventional Pain Management located in Palos Heights, IL

Foot Pain

Foot pain is a common problem, particularly among people with diabetes, arthritis, and sports injuries. At Great Lakes Health & Wellness in Palos Heights, Illinois, board-certified chiropractor Mary Peterson, DC, and her highly trained team offer holistic foot pain treatments that restore musculoskeletal function, optimize mobility, and minimize discomfort. Schedule a consultation by phone or online today for relief.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain at Great Lakes Health & Wellness causes discomfort in the muscles, bone, ligaments, tendons, or other soft tissues in your feet. It may stem from an injury, age-related wear, or a chronic disease like diabetes. Seeking natural treatments with the Great Lakes Health & Wellness experts reduces the need for invasive treatments and addictive medicines.

What might foot pain look like?

Foot pain may present as:

  • Sharp pain
  • Dull aching
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Reduced mobility
  • Limited range of motion
  • Redness
  • Weakness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Bruising

You might develop these or other symptoms slowly over time or notice sudden, severe symptoms after a painful injury. 

Schedule an evaluation at Great Lakes Health & Wellness at the first sign of a problem to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible and reduce the chance of complications. 

What may increase my risk of foot pain?

Common causes and risk factors for experiencing foot pain include:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Congenital foot deformities
  • Peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Dislocation
  • Improper footwear
  • Carrying excess weight
  • Family history of foot problems
  • Falls
  • Playing sports
  • Overtraining

The Great Lakes Health & Wellness team pinpoints the cause of your discomfort to effectively treat your condition and ease any discomfort. 

How does my provider diagnose the cause of foot pain?

The Great Lakes Health & Wellness specialists offer an array of diagnostic techniques to find the source of your pain. They discuss your symptoms and medical history, check your vital signs, examine your feet, and may recommend blood tests, nerve testing, or imaging procedures. Your provider then tailors a customized foot pain treatment plan. 

How is foot pain treated?

Great Lakes Health & Wellness offers numerous holistic foot pain treatments, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Diabetic shoes
  • Summus® Medical laser treatments
  • Acupuncture
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Bracing
  • Casting
  • Walking boot
  • Healthy lifestyle counseling

You may be a candidate for multiple foot pain treatments, or more than one treatment session, to optimize healing and eliminate bothersome discomfort.

Schedule a foot pain consultation at Great Lakes Health & Wellness by phone or online today for natural relief.