End Foot Pain and Aid Healing with Foot Rehabilitation Programs
from San Jose Clinic
Plantar fasciitis is caused by the swelling of the plantar fascia, which is the band across the bottom of your foot connecting your heel bone to your toes. Being overweight, pregnant, or wearing unsupportive shoes can often lead to the condition, as can athletic activities such as running.
Our plantar fasciitis treatment programs vary for each individual situation, but generally include a combination of rehabilitation techniques to alleviate the pain and help heal the condition. Individualized chiropractic adjustments and active release techniques, as well as massage therapy are our primary treatment protocols for plantar fasciitis. Our physical therapy programs for foot pain consist of a series of exercises you can do in our office and at home.
We can suggest and demonstrate a series of stretching exercises for both your plantar fascia and our Achilles tendon. As the band and tendon become stronger and more flexible, the swelling and pain can subside. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may also recommend supporting your foot with athletic tape or even wearing a splint while sleeping, two practices not uncommon in our sports medicine programs for injured athletes.
The first step is to have your foot examined by our San Jose chiropractor to determine the cause of your foot pain. The second step is a personalized rehabilitation treatment that can have you back on your feet and pain-free as rapidly as possible.
Have you suffered from plantar fasciitis? What steps do you take to prevent it from recurring?