Our chiropractors and rehab specialists help with footer & ankle pain relief in our Portland and Seattle clinics

Foot & Ankle Treatment – Portland, West Seattle, Green Lake, & Seattle Fremont Chiropractors

Get Rid of Foot & Ankle Pain and stop it from coming back.

For most of us, our feet and ankles bear the significant burden of supporting us daily, which may be why they’re two of the most common injuries we treat at Tangelo. With 25% of the bones in our body residing in our feet, the foot and ankle must have the right balance of stability and mobility to function well. 

Many of our routine movements are dependent upon the health and strength of our feet and ankles. Luckily, in many cases, your foot or ankle injury can be remedied through safe, effective chiropractic and rehabilitation solutions. Chiropractic care will not only contribute to pain management, but it helps restore the soft tissues in and around the foot, rebuild muscles, and contributes to overall body balance. 

All three of our Seattle chiropractor clinics and our Portland chiropractor clinic are home to chiropractic care teams that utilize an array of trusted, proven solutions to minimize foot and ankle trauma and restore proper function, range of motion, and flexibility. Our means are natural, working with the body to generate the ultimate success. 

We know you want to get back to living your life to the fullest, free from discomfort. If your foot or ankle injury is causing you to miss out on your daily activities, it’s time to call the best chiropractors in Seattle and Portland. Our Tangelo clinics and specialists are waiting to get you up and running. 


Typical Foot and Ankle Pain Symptoms 

When the body is in pain, it’s telling us it’s in a state of distress. Often, pain starts mildly but steadily works its way up in severity. It’s always best to treat your discomfort before it has the opportunity to worsen and spread. So, even if your foot or ankle symptoms appear minor, seeking medical attention is a wise decision that can stave off further problems. 


We’ve been happy to provide care to many patients experiencing various kinds of symptoms, including:

  • Throbbing, dull, or aching pain in the heel or arch of the foot
  • Pain in or around the ankle
  • Tightening of the calves, hamstrings, and shins
  • Radiating pain from the foot or ankle leading up the leg or into the toes
  • Swelling of the ankle, foot, or toes
  • Discomfort or inability to curl toes or rotate the ankle
  • Sharp, sudden pain in the foot or ankle
  • Numbness or tingling in the foot or ankle
  • And more


It’s important that our various muscles, ligaments, joints, and tendons work as they were designed to. In doing so, our bodies can successfully support us and keep pain at bay, allowing us to move as intended, without discomforts. Finding what’s causing your pain and nurturing it at its core is key to a safe, reliable healing process. 


Your body deserves a responsible, non-invasive, natural healing solution. This will keep your downtime low (or non-existent), keep you away from medications that mask pain but don’t end it, and allow you an authentic, empowered recovery. 


When any part of the body is in discomfort, many areas of life can pay the price: 

  • Missing work or inability to perform work-related tasks
  • Missing social engagements
  • Missing physical activity, exercise, sporting events
  • Missing time with family and friends


Our Tangelo teams want your body to fully support you and contribute to your happy, healthy life. Your wellness is vital, and our chiropractic services are here to aid in your journey however we can. 

Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain 

Foot and ankle pain can be caused by many factors, including:

  • Trauma
  • Landing improperly
  • Habitual faulty movement patterns
  • Previous injury or accident 
  • Auto, workplace, or athletic injury
  • And more


While the severity can range from slight to debilitating, the outcome of these common causes of foot and ankle pain can lead to:


Plantar fasciitis 

A condition due to the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which connects the heel bone to the toes. It often causes pain in the heel or arch of the foot that can increase when not remedied. Our Tangelo clinics see many athletic patients who suffer from plantar fasciitis. We are experienced and knowledgeable on how to best approach this injury so you can get back to the activities you love. 


Ankle sprains 

When the ankle rolls or twists in an unnatural way, the ligaments that keep your ankle bones together can stretch, leading to a sprained ankle. Tenderness, weakness, swelling, pain, loss of range of motion, and more may be the end result. All of these will diminish activity levels and may even require the aid of crutches or a brace. Our rehab specialists are determined to get your ankle healed quickly, the right way. 


Other common reasons for foot and ankle pain include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Bunions
  • Tendonitis
  • Hammertoe
  • Bursitis
  • Flat Feet


Whether your pain stems from the constant misuse of the joints, a serious accident, or muscle fatigue, chiropractic treatment is your next move. We’re ready to give you our undivided attention, define a wellness plan specific to your needs, and provide the organic services your body recognizes and reacts to. 

Why Do I Have Foot and Ankle Pain?

The stress and pressure put on our feet and ankles are paramount. We’ve seen foot and ankle pain come in many forms, from daily wear and tear to consistent exercise to improper movement. 


Some reasons you may experience foot or ankle discomfort include:

  • Performing repetitive tasks (regular exercise or sports)
  • Improper exercise form
  • Overuse
  • Pregnancy or weight gain
  • Injury 
  • Arthritis 
  • And more


Our three Seattle clinics, West Seattle, Fremont, and Green Lake, and our Portland clinic are eager to help rid your feet and ankles of pain. We know you want to feel confident that your body can support you, and our goal is to ensure that happens. 

Our Foot and Ankle Pain Solutions and Techniques 

Tangelo is known for our active, safe, energetic clinics; we think vitality is crucial to recovery. Our team always considers the patient’s goals, abilities, and comfort prior to initiating a treatment plan using our holistic services. 

The body has natural, safe, effective healing powers that we nurture and encourage through our chiropractic solutions. Getting you the lifestyle you want and the quality of life you deserve is our main priority. 


With such a variety of patients, we capitalize on our comprehensive techniques to find the best approach for you. Some of our services include: 

  • ART (active release techniques: this technique works with the injured soft tissues to remove scar tissue and return the area to its full potential, generating safe and easy movement, motion, and flexibility and restoring comfort
  • Manual therapy: using hand-on approaches, we will improve the foot or ankles’ range of motion and flexibility, relaxing the muscles and encouraging strength and healing
  • Functional rehabilitation: our rehabilitative solutions offer balance and strength, as they  restore movement patterns and correct injured areas 
  • At-home exercise and stretching therapies: through take-home exercises, our patients will achieve longevity with their in-office results as they proactively support the strength of their body
  • Instrument assisted solutions: using tools designed to target specific joints; we can effectively and quickly get results, rid the body of pain, and restore balance

The Tangelo Chiropractic Process

At Tangelo, we don’t just look at the pain site – we work with you to find the pain source. We look for movement breakdowns and weakness in your ankle, feet, knees, and hips to see what contributed to the condition. 

Our teams of chiropractors and rehab therapists take you through an extensive assessment to look at your body mechanics and to make sure that once you get out of pain, you stay out of pain. 

From your assessment, we’ll create a customized plan for you that involves a blend of advanced chiropractic care, manual therapy, and progressive, functional rehabilitation.

If you are in Portland or Seattle and are experiencing foot and ankle pain due to plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, or any other reason, book an appointment on our website today to get treatment from the best!

We’re a team of specialists that knows how to effectively and efficiently find body balance. We work to get your body performing at its peak, strengthen and revitalize your body and mind, and rid pain at its source. We are deliberate with our chiropractic plans, finding intuitive solutions and getting you a body you can depend on!

Foot Pain Testimonials 

The Tangelo professionals work with a vast number of patients who experience foot and ankle pain, and we enjoy getting them back to their lives through safe, meticulous chiropractic care. Read what they have to say, then make the call so we can start you on your wellness journey today.

“My story starts 4 years ago when I had posterior tibial tendonitis that plagued me for 3 years. I had 3 cortisone shots in my ankle, multiple rounds of PT and in/out of a boot for months. Not to fault the 3 different doctors I saw, but they were all treating the symptoms of the ankle. It wasn’t until I visited Tangelo [that I found out what] actually was causing the tendinitis through a whole-body analysis. I’ve not only been able to get back into running, but I’m just a few weeks away from my first ever marathon. Tangelo is my “Miracle Worker” and I’m forever grateful.” – Angie U. // West Seattle, WA

“I injured my foot a year ago running on a trail and had to stop running. Eventually, my ankle got so bad that I couldn’t even walk to the bus in the morning to go to work. This is when I decided to go into Tangelo. I’m actually really glad that I got injured because not only did they help me with my injury, but basic balance and strength training as a whole. After a few weeks, I was even able to run again! I haven’t felt this good in years and I highly recommend anyone with an injury check it out, they’ll blow you away.” -Will B. // Fremont Seattle, WA