How Chiropractic Treatments Can Help Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Millions of people around the world suffer from a painful foot condition known as plantar fasciitis. The condition is characterized by moderate to severe pain in the heel caused by inflammation. It is not known what causes the tissue in the foot to become inflamed, but there are treatments, including chiropractic care, that can help ease the discomfort.
At Unruh Spine Center, we provide comprehensive care and treatment for a number of painful conditions, including plantar fasciitis. Our medical team will provide a complete evaluation to determine the best course of treatment for you and your condition. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, contact our office today at (661) 288-0022 to schedule an appointment.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a debilitating foot condition caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a “thick band of tissues” that runs along the bottom of the foot from the toes to the heel. Plantar fasciitis occurs when this band of tissues becomes inflamed.
Generally, the first sign of plantar fasciitis is pain in the heel. As noted by the Mayo Clinic, the inflammation creates a stabbing-like pain in the heel when any pressure is applied to it. Plantar fasciitis may be caused by a number of factors, but the underlying reason is frequently unknown.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
There are several treatment options for individuals who suffer from plantar fasciitis. It is imperative to obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to determine all of your treatment options.
In addition to medicine and physical therapy, chiropractic care can help alleviate the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. An experienced chiropractor can use a specific technique to help reduce stress and inflammation on the band of tissues that runs along the bottom of the foot. Reducing the inflammation can help ease the pain associated with plantar fasciitis, thereby easing the reliance on pain-relieving medications. Chiropractic care is also frequently used to complement or in connection with other treatments.
Who Suffers from Plantar Fasciitis?
Almost anyone can suffer from plantar fasciitis. While many times, the underlying cause of the condition remains unknown, there are certain risk factors.
Risk factors for plantar fasciitis:
- Being between the ages of 40 to 60;
- Long-distance running and other activities that place stress on the tissues in the foot;
- A high arch or a flat foot;
- Carrying extra weight; and
- Certain occupations.
If you are a teacher, nurse, or retail worker who is on your feet for hours on end each day, you may be more prone to foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis. It is important to have any foot pain evaluated by a medical professional.
Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis? Contact Our Office Today.
Do you suffer from plantar fasciitis? Are you tired of being in pain? Chiropractic care may be able to help reduce your inflammation and alleviate the discomfort that you are experiencing. Contact our office to schedule an evaluation. We offer same-day appointments. Get the help you need now to start living a pain-free life.