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Foot & Ankle Pain Prevention

Foot and Ankle Pain

Your feet allow you to run, walk, dance, exercise, and jump for joy ― it's no wonder your feet are prone to stress and injury and can occur from the most common daily activities. The foot and ankle joint is composed of a numerous, ligaments, tendons, muscles vessels and nerves. Injury to any of these tissues can affect the joint mechanics and cause pain.

As the foundational structure for your entire body, your feet deserve support and attention to remain healthy and injury-free. Chiropractic care can help you understand the cause of foot pain and offer a path toward long-term healing and recovery. You don’t have to live with the pain, limit your activities, or take more pain medication. You can give a chiropractor in Portland Maine a try. In most cases, an experienced chiropractor can identify the underlying issues causing the pain and use a combination of techniques that yield foot pain relief.

Some Common Conditions We Treat

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Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendonitis or tendonopathy is a condition where the achilles tendon becomes inflamed due to repetitive strain. Excessive strain of the tendon is usually caused by calf or ankle tension. These muscular asymmetries are easy to discover and correct leading to less tension on the tendon.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis, is common in runners or people on their feet all day. The plantar fascia becomes tight causing compression over arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis usually presents around the outside of the heel but can occur anywhere along the foot.
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Ankle Sprains

Ankle pain is most often caused by a sprain, which usually the result of an ankle twisting inward, causing small tears in the ligaments. Sprained ankles are tender and can’t bear too much weight. Instability around the the Ankle can cause recurrent issues, which in turns produces pain or swelling.

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Foot Pain Patient Review

I cannot say enough about this place. I recommend them to everyone I know. I first came in to see if they could help with plantar fasciitis I had struggling with for a year and a half. I had attending 6 months of PT and received two cortisone injections with no real change in my pain level. Within 6 weeks of working with Dr. Victor St. John, I had made significant improvement and recently was able to jog for the first time in almost 2 years.
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Possible Treatment Options For Ankle Pain

Our Active Release is the leading soft tissue therapy to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
Research supports the benefits for chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations of the spine to reduce restrictions and dysfunction in the joints
Corrective exercises and end range loading techniques, are beneficial in creating proper long-lasting soft tissue results

For other treatment options, you may be interested in learning more about physical therapy for back pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can a chiropractor determine if I have torn any ligaments or have a broken foot?
    Yes following your consultation with one of our chiropractors we will provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan for your ankle pain. We can also refer out for a X-Ray if further investigation is required.
  • What are some common foot and ankle pain remedies you recommend?
    Depending on your specific case we can recommend exercises that are precise towards your diagnosis. We will often incorporate a variety of soft tissue therapies with rehabilitative exercises to promote healing and proper mobility/stability of the foot and ankle joint.
  • I have foot pain and swelling. What are some things you can do for relief?
    As long as you swelling is not due to vascular insufficiencies, diabetes or other disease processes, then the chiropractors at Mend Health & Wellness can help. We have a variety of therapy tools like Game Ready Ice Compression or Air Relax Compression Technology for swelling, that will provide you with treatment and help promote the healing process.


Research supports the benefits for chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations for the reduction of pain and dysfunction. Corrective exercises and end range loading techniques are beneficial in creating proper long lasting soft tissue results.


Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free discovery visit phone consultation or visit Mend Health of Scarborough Maine.