WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?
Plantar Fasciitis “typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel “ and is caused by inflammation or tears to the long, flat ligament along the bottom of the foot. There are certain risk factors associated with this condition, most likely occurring for individuals between the ages of 40-60. If ignored, it can lead to more serious long term problems than just foot pain, such as chronic pain and possible knee, hip, or back issues.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP?
One of the problems with Plantar Fasciitis is that it causes the ligament in the foot to be inflamed. Chiropractors can help take pressure off the heel plantar fascia. Proper alignment helps take the stress off the ligament, which will allow it to relax. Chiropractors can also recommend certain stretches that will help the ligament heal.
Not only do chiropractors help to manage the immediate pain, but proper alignment also reduces the possibility of further injury. When a chiropractor adjusts a spine, it allows more effective communication between nerves and the brain. Chiropractors can help reduce pain by realigning the whole body to improve posture and any soreness caused by plantar Fasciitis.
COMBINATIONS OF TREATMENTS
Chiropractic care can also be useful in combination with other treatments for Plantar Fasciitis, such as Physical therapy. Chiropractor care can help manage the soreness related to more rigorous physical therapy treatments. This combination can lead to faster recovery times and improved results in the long run.