Conditions treated

Ankle and Foot Pain

How can a Chiropractor help?

Our Chiropractors often see ankle and foot problems with great success, we have highly trained sports injury Chiropractors available for all your sports related needs.

At Bristol Chiropractic Sports and Family Clinic our Chiroprators help ankle and foot injuries in various ways. They initially perform an in depth analysis of the joints to determine where the problem has come from.
Following this, they use hands on treatment to loosen the muscles and joints around the shin, ankle and foot so as to get them all back functioning as they should do.

Muscles and joints that function better will heal quicker as there will be less compensations. In addition to hands on treatment, we will also give you home advice and exercises that will be monitored and progressed. Ankles and feet can be very complicated, on occasion we will ask for you to bring in an old pair of trainers, so we can see how they have been wearing.
Due to the complexity of the ankle and foot we do recommend seeing one of our sports chiropractors.

Should I use Ice or Heat?

With most injuries we tend to recommend using an Ice pack in the early stages of the injury (known as the ‘acute phase’).

This is because the cold will help clear away the dead injured tissue from the injury and allow new healing tissue to arrive. We generally ask for your to not use an heat pack.

Your clinician will be able to tell you if or when a heat pack is OK to use, if it is required at all.

What is the popping/cracking noise heard during treatment?

Chiropractors are known for ‘clicking’ or popping their patient’s joints to get them to move better – this is a gentle but very skilled, safe and powerful technique called ‘manipulation’. Chiropractors have five years of training in this form of treatment and use it every day, they will only use the technique if they feel it is necessary. Feel free to speak to your clinician if it is something that you feel you may not be comfortable with.

What should I bring with me?

For an ankle or foot injury, we recommend bringing in an old pair of trainers or shoes so we can see how you have been walking or running. We also recommend bringing in a pair of shorts or loose trousers to change in to d that we can properly assess both legs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding what to bring.