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A Nerve Problem Could Be Behind Trips or Ankle Rolls

sitting on couch with leg painFor most people, walking is an automatic process you don’t even have to think about. Sometimes, however, it may be necessary to take a closer look at your gait to make sure nothing is wrong. Certain improper walking patterns might indicate that it’s time to see the chiropractor. We’ll check out your alignment and look for any nerve irritation that could be affecting your stride.

How Nerve Irritation Can Affect Your Feet

Have any friends or family members called you clumsy? If you find that you’re consistently scuffing one foot when you walk, you might not be as lazy as people assume. In many cases, this is a sign that something is going on in the low back.

The nerves that control the muscles that lift the foot come through your lower lumbar spine. Any imbalance that affects the nerve pathway down to your foot can reduce your control over movements in that foot, resulting in a slight scuff.

Rolled ankles are another common issue chiropractic may help. When unaddressed, this gait problem ends up affecting not just your feet but your knees and pelvis as well. If you’re regularly rolling the same ankle every time, our chiropractors will evaluate the whole complex to check for any issues, head to toe.

Comprehensive Care for Adults and Kids

We work closely with a nearby podiatrist to make sure you’re getting comprehensive care. You may also benefit from physiotherapy, depending on your condition.

Adults aren’t the only ones who may be walking poorly due to nerve irritation. Of course, toddlers are constantly tripping and falling as they rush around. If you notice them frequently tripping over the same foot, however, that might be an indicator that there’s an underlying nerve issue worth checking out.

Walk Forward Into Better Health

Everyone’s body is different. Our team will assess your alignment, movement, and lifestyle to find the right solution for you. Contact our office today so we can help you step into a healthier future.

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