Why ankle mobility is CRITICAL to your health
Ankle mobility – Every engineer, architect, builder and carpenter knows the importance of a proper foundation in constructing a building, for this insures durability and long life. Any slight change or shift in the foundation can cause a great amount of deviation in the top part of the structure and, perhaps, ultimately, its collapse.
The body’s foundation is formed by the pelvic girdle. When this bony structure consisting of hip bones and the lower bones of the back is level, there will be maximum balance and stability in the spinal column. When the pelvic girdle or any of the vertebrae (bones making up the spinal column) become tilted or rotated out of their proper position, dramatic changes may occur in the body.
Let’s now consider the ankle. 80% of people today have foot problems. Problems with the foot and ankle can affect the way you walk which can alter the function of the knees and can lead to an unleveling of the pelvis: the foundation of the spine.
Common foot and ankle problems:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Sprains
- Heel Spurs
- Hammer Toe
- Flat Foot
Any of the above foot and ankle problems can ultimately cause major misalignment to the pelvis and spine. Not addressing them will perpetuate spinal misalignments and slow your chiropractic progress down. If you are struggling with chronic foot and ankle problems, let us evaluate your ankle mobility and alignment and see if we can help. If you do nothing, nothing will change.
If you are experiencing foot pain for any reason, don’t ignore it. He longer you put off correcting the problem, the harder it will be to correct it. If you suspect you have plantar fasciitis, let us scan your feet on our state of the art iStep digital foot scanner to see if foot orthotics are right for you.