What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative condition of the thick band of tissue (also called a fascia) at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to your toes.
Doctors once thought bony growths called heel spurs brought on the pain. Now they believe that heel spurs are the result — not the cause — of plantar fasciitis.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis causes pain in your heel. It’s usually worse when you take your first steps in the morning or after you’ve been sitting for a long time. It tends to feel better with activity but worsens again after you spend a long time on your feet. Your fascia supports the muscles and arch of your foot. When it’s overly stretched, you can get tiny tears on its surface. This can bring on pain and inflammation. Anything that puts more pressure on the bottom of your foot could increase your chances of developing plantar fasciitis.
There are several ways we can help treat plantar fasciitis. Some of the most common treatment methods include:
- One method used is Digital Electro Stimulation Therapy (DEST) and infrared light therapy – ask us more about this treatment!
- We also use Chiropractic adjustments to your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and spine. These adjustments are designed to alleviate pressure on the bottom of your feet, allowing you to relax and heal.
- We encourage stretching on a regular basis to alleviate tension, pressure, and stress on the bottom of your feet. We can assist in performing specific stretches, exercises, and movements that can help you alleviate aches and pains. This can reduce inflammation in the bottom of your feet, helping to treat plantar fasciitis.
- We can also help you make ergonomic adjustments that shift the weight as you sit or stand over your feet.
These are just a few of the ways we can treat Plantar fasciitis. Learn more by scheduling an appointment today!