Feet are some of the real workhorses in the body, and like many other areas of the body, we don’t think much about our feet until they hurt.
Dr. Andrew Arnold says, ‘Most of us have foot problems at one time or another, and knowing how to deal with them can improve the quality of life. Foot massage can be a specialty unto itself.’
Two conditions cause foot pain for millions of people every year: plantar fasciitis, which affects many runners and people who may be carrying some extra weight, and pes planus—commonly known as flat feet—which frequently arises as a result of heredity or nonsupportive footwear.
Fortunately, massage at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, is a good treatment for plantar fasciitis and flat feet, increasing circulation and loosening up connective tissue.
Giving a great foot massage can not only alleviate pain, but it can also make a person feel great all over!
What is a Sprained Ankle?
A sprained ankle occurs when your ankle ligaments are overstretched.
Ankle sprains vary in their severity, from mild “twisted ankle” or “rolled ankle” sprain through to severe complete ligament ruptures, avulsion fractures or broken bones.
Soft Tissue Massage Benefits
At Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, a Soft Tissue Massage is a specific type of message which aids in relaxing muscles, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, improves the healing time of strained ligaments and muscular tissue, reduces the inflammation of joints and heart rate, improves range of motion and joint flexibility, increases endorphins, strengthens the immune system, decreases spasms, improves oxygen flow and helps to relieve muscle tension.
It also has a wide variety of mental benefits, including the ability to induce a very relaxed state of mind.
Massage therapy has been shown to do the following things:
- Release adhesions, improving range of motion
- Decrease blood pressure
- Increase the production of hemoglobin
- Dilate coronary arteries
- Enhance athletic performance
- Ease stiffness and pain in arthritis sufferers
- Enhance efficiency and problem-solving ability by improving brain alpha-beta wave correspondence
- Protect memory by lowering the stress hormones that attack the hippocampus
- Ease discomforts associated with pregnancy, premenstrual tension, and menopause
- Reduce symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.
So don’t despair, help is here. You don’t have to suffer from Foot and Ankle Pain. We offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ treatment process so that all aspects are dealt with, from head to foot.
Call now for your appointment or visit us online for more information.
About the Author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor from Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.