Plantar Faciitis

​​Did you know that chiropractic care can significantly reduce the pain associated with plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis, also called “heel pain syndrome,” affects approximately 2 million people in the United States each year. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused. This can be a serious and painful condition that occurs when the long, flat ligament along the bottom of the foot develops tears and inflammation. Plantar fasciitis feels like stabbing or burning pain that’s usually worse in the morning due to a tightening of the fascia overnight and may improve throughout the day. By the end of the day the pain may be replaced by a dull aching that improves with rest . This can go away on its own; however most cases tend to worsen with increased pain and disability.

Our Chiropractors offer a safe and effective treatment approach using  manipulative treatments that are beneficial to restore normal joint mechanics to reduce tension across the plantar fascia, help return function and relieve pain. Even misalignment of the hips and knees can trigger or complicate the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:

  •  weight gain, obesity
  • improper training techniques
  • lack of mobility or slide between the skin, fat, fascia and muscles in the foot
  • Long-distance running, especially running downhill or on uneven surfaces
  • Shoes with poor arch support or soft soles
  • Foot arch problems

Chiropractic treatments significantly  improves the pain. Most patients feel relief from plantar fasciitis with their first chiropractic visit about 90 percent of the people who have plantar fasciitis recover with conservative treatments in just a few months