Indian Harbor Chiropractic
Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT
The knee and foot are very important and connected parts of our body, and injury to one of these areas can completely affect the functionality of the other. If knee and foot pain diminish your mobility and overall quality of life, it's a good idea to reach out to the best chiropractor in Greenwich, CT. Help is within reach at Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Greenwich, Connecticut. Experienced chiropractor Dr. Diana Gailes finds the root cause of knee and foot pain and treats it using holistic, medication-free methods. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Knee Pain - The knee is the largest joint in the body and is well protected by cartilage so that it can bend and straighten without friction, handle impact, and absorb the bulk of our body weight. All it takes is one overextension to lead to a strain, sprain, or dislocation.
Foot Pain - Problems that start in your feet can lead to issues with your knees, hips, and back. The foot is also the foundation of all physical and athletic activity / movements of the lower extremity. The body responds to foot pain by changing the way it moves or functions in an effort to reduce the pain. Biomechanical problems or disease may prevent further movements and cause injury.
If you have foot and knee pain, you may notice some of the following symptoms:
The following conditions are common examples of knee and foot pain:
Your discomfort could be mild, moderate, or severe and debilitating when left untreated. Dr. Gailes works to find the root cause of your pain and treat it to give you much-needed relief.
Common causes and risk factors for knee and foot pain include:
The cause of your discomfort isn’t always clear, at least not right away. Dr. Gailes uses various holistic methods to stimulate healing, reduce knee and foot pain, and improve your mobility.
To find out what’s causing knee and foot pain, Dr. Gailes discusses your symptoms, medical history, and accident history. She evaluates your knees and feet to look for signs of injuries, abnormalities, or diseases.
Dr. Gailes may recommend you complete blood work, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures before tailoring a treatment that’s best for you.
Common knee and foot pain treatments include:
Dr. Gailes offers a variety of innovative chiropractic adjustments to relieve nerve pressure and muscle tension, and realign your spine.
Spinal manipulation is a technique where Dr. Gailes will apply a controlled thrust to a joint of the spine. This motion moves the joint more than it would on its own. SMT is actually a collection of techniques which include massage or mobilization of soft tissue, adjustment of spinal subluxations, trigger point therapy, cross-friction massage, active release therapy, and mechanical traction on an area of the spine or on an extremity.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
TENS sends electrical pulses through the skin to start your body's own painkillers. The electrical pulses can release endorphins and other substances to stop pain signals in the brain. TENS can reduce pain. Tens also works on muscles and causes muscle contractions by stimulating α-motor neurons. It is highly effective in improving muscle function, strengthening muscles, and improving joint range of motion.
Dr. Gailes creates custom-fitted orthotics using advanced laser technology to reduce pain and enhance comfortability. Orthotics are inserts you place inside of your shoes.
Physical therapy stretches and exercises stimulate your body’s natural healing response, strengthen tissues, and reduce pain and your risk of reinjury.
Dr. Gailes is currently the only chiropractor in Greenwich, CT offering Class IV Laser Therapy. Dr. Gailes uses chiropractic adjustments and laser therapy to treat joint and foot pain and speed up recovery times for all types of injuries. Laser therapy will reduce pain by over 50% in three to four treatments and can complement chiropractic adjustments or be used as an independent form of treatment.
Things you can do at home to reduce knee and foot pain include using ice and heat packs, resting the affected area, eating nutritious foods, getting plenty of sleep, and wearing a brace or cast while an injury heals.
If you need surgery because of a severe or debilitating knee or foot injury, Dr. Gailes can refer you to a highly trained specialist.
For natural medication-free relief from knee and foot pain, call the Indian Harbor Chiropractic office or schedule an appointment online today.