Knee & Foot Pain Specialist

Indian Harbor Chiropractic

Diana Gailes, DC

Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT

If knee and foot pain diminish your mobility and overall quality of life, help is within reach at Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Experienced chiropractor Diana Gailes, DC, finds the root cause of knee and foot pain and treats it using holistic methods. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Knee & Foot Pain Q&A

What does knee and foot pain feel like?

If you have foot and knee pain, you may notice some of the following symptoms:

  • Dull, aching pain
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Shooting pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Limited range of motion
  • Swelling 
  • Stiffness
  • Diminished mobility
  • Bruising

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.

What are common causes of knee and foot pain?

Common causes and risk factors for knee and foot pain include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis
  • MCL or ACL injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Inflammation 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Car accident injuries
  • Work-related accident injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Fallings
  • Trauma
  • Repetitive motions

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.

How does my doctor diagnose knee and foot pain?

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 tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures before tailoring a treatment that’s best for you. 

What are common treatments for knee and foot pain?

Common knee and foot pain treatments include:

Home remedies

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.

Chiropractic manipulation

Dr. Gailes uses manual manipulation techniques to reduce tension, relieve nerve pressure, and better align your body to alleviate foot and knee discomfort.  

Custom orthotics

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

Physical therapy stretches and exercises stimulate your body’s natural healing response, strengthen tissues, and reduce pain and your risk of reinjury. Dr. Gailes can recommend specific exercises or refer you to a physical therapy office for in-depth assistance.  

Specialist referrals

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 relief from knee and foot pain, call the Indian Harbor Chiropractic office or schedule an appointment online today.