Foot Pain

Like the foundation of a house, the feet support the weight of everything above them. Made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons, problems can arise with any one or more of these structures and cause signs and symptoms of pain, discomfort, instability, and/or swelling.


Injury, overuse, improper footwear, or physical conditions such as being overweight can cause pain and inflammation involving the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bone of the foot.

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Pain arises from irritation or inflammation of the band of tough tissue (plantar fascia) connecting from the heel bone to the toes. It is often described as stabbing pain upon weight bearing.

Other conditions chiropractic can help with includes ball of foot pain, metatarsalgia, and pain associated with being flat footed (pes planus) or high arched (pes cavus).

How chiropractic can help

From a comprehensive biomechanical exam and gait analysis, using a combination of techniques including soft tissue therapy, chiropractic manipulations/ mobilizations, kinesiotaping, tailored low-impact rehab exercises, and orthotics can all provide tremendous relief. Chiropractic can alleviate many foot pain or discomfort you may be experiencing and help you on the road to recovery so you can return back to your daily activities pain-free. Give us a call at (604) 496-0626, email at, or book online at

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