Foot and Knee Problems

ACUPUNCTURE

The immediate causes of pain are spasm and inflammation. By reflexive action from nerve stimulation, acupuncture helps to relax muscle spasm, reduce inflammation, and thereby control pain.

 

MICRO-CURRENT STIMULATION

Mr. Greenleaf has devoted much attention to improving traditional acupuncture by applying mild electronic impulses to the needles. He designs and builds state of the art equipment. Impulses may increase the stimulation of nerve endings at the acupuncture site. They also act locally on affected tissue, increasing activity within the cells. This may speed up tissue repair for such problems as tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, sprains, and strains.

 

JOINT ALIGNMENT

Joint deviation is a prime cause of lower limb problems, and may affect the hip, knee, ankle, or foot. Misalignment may result from postural habits or from past traumatic injury.

When possible, we attempt to balance the alignment by means of corrective exercise. However, because the foot carries the entire body weight, it is often necessary to provide orthotic support.

 

FOOT LEVELER” ORTHOTICS

We have excellent results working with “Foot Levelers” of Roanoake, Virginia. We take weight-bearing impressions of both feet here in our office. About two weeks later they send to us a pair of custom-crafted, comfortable supports which fit inside the shoes.

 

MINERAL DEFICIENCIES

This is often a cause of weakness in the joints, muscles, and connective tissues. Nutritional supplements are available which are formulated for this type of problem. Such supplements can promote long-term resolution of musculo-skeletal conditions, including knee and foot problems.

 

HERBS

For relief of spasm, inflammation, and pain, herbs are a natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Properly used, herbs are without harmful side effects, and they are not toxic or habit-forming.