Richmond Chiropractic Centre

Address:

President Plaza

#5520-8181 Cambie Road (next to the Radisson Hotel)
Richmond, BC
V6X 1J8

Phone number:

+1 (604) 270-1007

Email:

info@richmondchiro.com

Consultation hours

Monday, Thursday and Saturday | 9am – 2pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday | 9am – 6pm

Footmaxx

Achilles Tendonitis

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Achilles Tendonitis is a condition where the Achilles Tendon, at or near its insertion to the posterior aspect of the calcaneus, becomes inflamed and causes pain.

Patients will experience severe aching or burning pain in the back of the heel. This pain typically increases with passive dorsiflexion and resisted plantarflexion, such as rising up onto the toes.

Injury to this pivotal tendon is caused by minor rips and tears that can occur from imbalances in the feet, or sports activity.

In addition to rest and ice, recovery and prevention can be supported by:

Proper footwear
Footwear with adequate support and a fit-depth counter will help protect and stabilize the feet during mobility.

Stretching
Stretching is beneficial for restoring the natural range of motion in the feet.

Footmaxx Orthotics
Since over-pronation is one of the main causes of Achilles Tendonitis, the patient should be fitted with Footmaxx semi-rigid orthotics to control excess motion of the subtalar joint and maintain proper alignment.

Call for a free assessment now 604-270-1007.

Foot Pain (PTTD)

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Disorder

Those who suffer from Posterior Tibial Tendon Disorder (PTTD) can experience pain, inflammation, and collapsing of the medial arches.

When stretched from its normal state, the Posterior Tibial Tendon (PTT) lacks the ability to support and stabilize the medial arch. Strenuous pressure on this tendon without continual support will increase the chances of it being completely torn.

Most circumstances of PTTD can effectively be treated and prevented with orthotics and custom foot orthoses. Very few cases are so severe that surgical intervention is required.

In order to support this vulnerable tendon, an orthotic should be rigid and wide enough to prevent further collapse of the tendon. Orthotic intervention can have an immense effect in the prevention of PTTD.

Footmaxx offers a variety of orthotic specializations that can provide that support and take the pressure off of the weak tendon. An example would be an orthotic that offers a wide medial flange that can prevent further strain on the tendon by supporting the medial arch.

Prevention includes wearing orthotics and proper footwear. Patients should wear shoes that offer medial arch support with a firm heel counter, especially during rigorous activity. Wearing proper shoes and custom orthotics to prevent and treat this frequent injury is a proactive way to avoid surgery and long-term instability.

Call Richmond Chiropractic Centre to schedule a free gait analysis. 604-270-1007

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

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The Iliotibial band (ITB) is a fibrous band of tissue that plays a vital role in providing lateral stability to the knee and assisting in abduction to the hips.

Without adequate support, dropped medial arches in the feet can strain the knees and hips for many athletes, leading to a common injury known as Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS).

Those suffering from ITBS will experience a feeling of tightness and pain in the lateral aspect of the knee. Quite often, the severity of pain from ITBS will cause many athletes to cut back from their exercise routines.

To help prevent further stress and pain during activity, it is best to equip patients with products that can help control excess motion and stabilize their lower extremities.

Wearing Footmaxx functional orthotics to correct overpronation stabilizes the lower extremities during gait, and provides resistance to lateral movement of the knee and abduction of the hips.

Footmaxx orthotics, paired with supportive footwear can help prevent injuries such as ITBS that can otherwise bring any training regimen to a screeching halt. Call Richmond Chiropractic for a free gait analysis. 604-270-1007

Metatarsalgia

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Metatarsalgia

Burning pain in the forefoot is a common symptom of metatarsalgia. Many patients will describe the feeling of having a pebble or a marble stuck in their shoe.

Causes can be from an increase in activity, ill-fitted footwear such as high heels, or from the emergence of another foot ailment, such as a bunion.

Treatment options for metatarsalgia
• Footmaxx™ orthotics should be worn to correct abnormal pronation and redistribute the weight more evenly along the plantar surface.

Alternate footwear frequently
• Tight-fitting footwear can cause abnormal gait and should be worn in moderation. It is important to alternate shoes for work, social life, and exercise.

Take a break
• It is important to rehabilitate the injured area. Rest often and apply ice to reduce soreness and swelling.
• Try new exercise routines that apply less pressure on the feet, such as swimming or bike riding.

Bunions – Pain in the Foot

 In many wardrobes, shoe style takes precedence over comfort. It feels good to look good.  However, this is not always the best for our bodies. Feet often bear the burden of choices in shoes.  Cramming your feet into a pair of size 9’s, when they should be 9.5s, can be detrimental – no matter how good the deal was.

 It is the same situation for tight-fitting shoes and high heels.  They look nice, but they’re harmful to the normal contour of the feet.  With prolonged usage, alterations to the normal foot pattern can lead to the formation of bony protrusions called bunions

 A bunion can be an eyesore, although the real sore is typically experienced on the great toe and sometimes the fifth toe (Taylor’s Bunion).  Many bunion sufferers refuse to wear revealing sandals or strappy heels in an effort to hide them.  For others, abrasion on bunions from their normal footwear is unbearably painful, so they search for larger/wider shoes that relieve pressure.

 Either way, men and women want them to vanish, immediately.

 For mild bunions, preventing the bunion from enlarging is key.  Prevention can be found with orthotics that relieve pressure on the bunion.  

Call to have your foot examined and a complementary gait analysis.  Correcting it early is just as important as getting your spine aligned.