Plantar fasciitis is a condition in the foot. It occurs because the tissue known as the plantar fascia becomes irritated with micro tears. This micro tearing of the plantar fascia causes severe pain to be felt on the arch and heel of the affected foot.
The chiropractor can treat plantar fasciitis through the use of a variety of stretches and foot manipulations. The chiropractor may also employ techniques including taping and stretching to help the patient. Plantar fasciitis can be a very stubborn problem. It is not uncommon to see a patient with this condition have it for months and months without relief.
It’s very important for the patient with plantar fasciitis to understand what they shouldn’t do. Correctly fitted shoes are extremely important! orthotics that fit into the shoes can also be an important part of the treatment protocol for plantar fasciitis.
In our office, we will also employ the use of a deep tissue laser. The laser helps the tissue heal quickly and helps reduce pain in the foot. In most cases plantar fasciitis can be treated in 12 to 20 treatments along with supportive care, nutrition, and proper exercise modifications.
Some tips if you get plantar fasciitis are wearing hard bottom shoes all the time. Especially in the morning when you wake up keep a pair of hard bottom slippers next to your bed and make sure that you put them on before you take your first step.
This is a very common sports injury that plagues athletes and runners. We have treated many student athletes from CSU Northridge with this type of nagging injury.
Plantar fasciitis can become a chronic problem especially for athletes such as tennis players, basketball players, volleyball players any athlete that is doing a lot of jumping around. If you’re seeking treatment for plantar fasciitis, please call our Chatsworth chiropractic clinic and we will schedule you for a thorough examination and an effective treatment regimen for this condition.