How can chiropractic help plantar fasciitis?

Chiropractic and Active Release Techniques for plantar fasciitis.
Does Chiropractic Care Help Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition involving the thick tissue that runs through the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. The tissue is called the plantar fascia, and when it becomes injured or inflamed, it can cause symptoms that worsen over time if not remedied. 


Chiropractic services offer several solutions to help cure your plantar fasciitis as well as preventative techniques to keep it away. If you’re in foot pain, seeking medical attention at its first sign is smart; you can save yourself from the pain spreading and becoming more intense. 

 

In this post, we’ll discuss:

  • What plantar fasciitis is
  • How you get plantar fasciitis
  • Symptoms of plantar fasciitis
  • Chiropractic solutions that cure plantar fasciitis
  • And more


If you’re curious about how chiropractic care can benefit your plantar fasciitis pain, read on.

 

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition in the foot that affects the plantar fascia, the soft tissue that runs the length of the foot, sitting under the bones. It usually stems from irritation near the heel, causing the area to feel discomfort; however, the entire foot can feel the symptoms. 


In some cases, tension on the fascia causes it to tear, and although the tears are usually minor, patients may experience severe pain due to them.


How did I get plantar fasciitis?

Unfortunately, the condition can reach people of all ages and lifestyles, but it generally affects those who are over 40 and more active. 


The majority of people who suffer from plantar fasciitis repeatedly use their feet in the same manner or have a foot condition that keeps the foot from adequately supporting them and adds stress to the soft tissue. 

 

Things that cause plantar fasciitis and people who commonly get it include:

  • Runners, joggers, and walkers
  • Those who work on their feet 
  • Those with flat feet or high arches
  • Pregnant women
  • Those who are overweight 
  • Those with arthritis 
  • Those who wear high heels often


The ongoing or repetitive stretching or motion of the foot that leads to tearing, irritation, and inflammation causes imbalances, so it’s important to your body’s function that you seek medical care to ensure the foot gets and remains in good health.  


Symptoms of plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be felt in different ways by different people. In some cases, it makes walking difficult; in others, it makes the slightest movement unbearable. 

 

Some of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Pain in the heel of the foot
  • Pain in the foot when taking steps after a long rest or first thing in the morning
  • Foot pain that increases after exercise
  • Foot stiffness that worsens throughout the day
  • Foot pain that increases while pointing toes, standing on toes, or climbing stairs
  • Pain while standing on your feet


Plantar fasciitis is incredibly common due to the amount of wear and tear on the feet. But safe, non-invasive solutions may be all you need to treat the foot's soft tissues and cure the condition. 


Chiropractic treatments for plantar fasciitis

We’re often asked if chiropractic is good for plantar fasciitis, and we’re happy to report it is. If caught early enough, a chiropractor can use methods to align and strengthen the foot so it can support you properly. 

 

Some of the chiropractic treatments to cure plantar fasciitis include:

  • Adjustments to the foot- realigning the tissues of the foot can help reduce pain and regain proper motion and flexibility
  • Spinal adjustments- if the spine is not aligned correctly, it can cause pressure on the foot, and plantar fasciitis can be the result
  • Stretches- performing specific foot stretches that eliminate pressure on the plantar fascia; these are done in our clinic and at home
  • Exercises- specially designed exercises that enhance strength, mobility, and healing
  • Sports chiropractic - solutions provided to athletic patients that utilize a full-body approach to your care, enhancing performance and finding balance 
  • Soft tissue treatments- help restore the function of the soft tissues. We use Active Release Technique and Graston Technique. 


At Invictus Chiropractic, we know that you want to live in comfort and enjoy your physical activities, and we want to help make that happen. We’ll design a treatment plan around your needs and use solutions that complement each other for the most effective recovery process. 


The takeaway 

Don’t take risks with your health. If you’re experiencing foot pain, come visit our Centennial chiropractic clinic. Maybe the cause of your discomfort isn’t serious, but wouldn’t you rather know? 


We’re ready to get you moving pain-free and confidently. Contact us today, and let’s start. 

Darcy Sullivan

Darcy Sullivan

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