Treating Plantar Fasciitis: Chiropractic Care from the Bottom Up
One foot condition many people experience is plantar fasciitis. There is a thick band called the plantar fascia in our feet. This band runs across the bottom of your foot from the toes through the arch and to the sole. When it becomes inflamed it can become very difficult to walk. This inflammation may be caused by extended periods of walking or standing, overexertion and excessive pounding during running, or shoes that don’t provide adequate support. Overweight people or pregnant women may experience this condition due to the added stress placed on their feet. The most classic sign of plantar fasciitis is the feeling of your foot ripping after periods of rest especially in the morning. Often, mornings are the worst for people who have this condition.
If you have inflamed feet or swollen ankles you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. You might first notice a stabbing pain in the heel of your foot, especially when you first begin walking after waking up. This pain may subside as the day goes on and you begin to stretch this band again. Other signs may include tenderness in the sole, swollen ankles and tightness in the arch and calf.
Find Relief from Plantar Fasciitis Pain
If you are experiencing symptoms of plantar fasciitis, our chiropractor has a number of therapies and treatments which can help provide pain management. Dr. Forster has specific knowledge regarding extremity adjustment, especially with the feet. When you first come to Insight Chiropractic complaining of pain in your feet, we perform a thorough exam and scan the entire area including the arch, sole and heel to fully understand the cause of your pain. If we determine that there is a problem with your plantar fascia we develop a treatment plan to help manage that pain and address any other areas of your body that may have been affected by this imbalance.