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Foot Pain

While many people see Dr. Sarah Merritt for relief from back pain, neck pain, and headaches, as chiropractic doctor, she also treats foot pain caused by injury, overuse, and inflammation. If you’re suffering from intense burning pain, numbness, or tingling, call or make an appointment online today at Merritt Chiropractic in San Ramon, California.


Foot Pain Q & A

How does a chiropractor help with foot pain?

While Dr. Merritt mainly focuses on the spine, she helps anywhere two bones meet. Joints all over your body, including those in your ankle and foot, have the potential to go out of alignment and need adjustment.

Each of your feet has 26 bones, and most foot pain occurs due to a misalignment of one or more of those bones. Therefore, the best solution directly addresses and corrects the abnormal alignments. Dr. Merritt accomplishes this through the use of specific joint manipulation procedures.

What is joint clearing?

Joint clearing removes scar tissue buildup from untreated inflammation in the joints in your hands and feet. Scar tissue locks your joints and causes pain. Joint clearing gets rid of this scar tissue, enabling your joints to move more easily and relieving your pain.

Dr. Merritt clears your joints by taking each misaligned joint through a series of slow, low-force exercises that ease it through its natural range of motion. These movements remove the collagen buildup that is present.

How does Active Release TechniqueⓇ (ART) relieve foot pain?

Dr. Merritt uses her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of your feet. She treats any abnormalities she finds through a massage technique that combines precisely directed tension with very specialized movements she instructs you to perform.

There are over 500 specific treatment protocols unique to ART. These actions enable Dr. Merritt to identify and correct the specific problems affecting you.


Dr. Merritt uses ART to treat injuries resulting from overuse, including those in your:

  • Muscles

  • Tendons

  • Ligaments

  • Fascia

  • Nerves

ART enables Dr. Merritt to treat you quickly and permanently. Scar tissue that has built up in your feet breaks down, enabling:

  • Tissue to move freely

  • Muscles to elongate and strengthen

  • Tendonitis to dissipate

Pain, numbness, and weakness diminish quickly, and range of motion is restored.

To get relief from your foot pain, call or make an appointment online today at Merritt Chiropractic in San Ramon, California.

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