Plantar Fasciitis Treatment and Chiropractic Care
For all too many people, plantar fasciitis becomes part of life. Many people think that pain relief is not possible, no matter how many exercises and stretches they do. Chiropractic care may be the best option for helping you get through these symptoms.
Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, PLLC in Vancouver, WA, can help you get pain relief via exercises, massage, and other options. Here's what you need to know about this condition.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the band of tissue running across the bottom of the feet. This band connects the heel to the toes and helps provide support for your feet. Inflammation of this band is most common in athletes, especially runners, and those who do not get adequate foot support. If your plantar fascia becomes torn, you may experience serious irritation and pain.
Signs of Plantar Fasciitis
One of the biggest signs of plantar fasciitis is serious pain, almost like a stabbing pain focused near the heel, when you get out of bed. You may notice a decline in pain as you move, but it will reemerge after you sit down for a while and stand back up or after you work out.
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
A variety of treatment options are available for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis. Your treatment plan is based on your specific needs.
One option for treatment is physical therapy. Physical therapy helps stretch the plantar fascia. You can also build more strength in the lower legs, which can help you avoid an imbalance that might lead to a tear in the plantar fascia.
Chiropractors also recommend orthotics, which can be customized for your feet. Orthotics provide adequate arch support and help you distribute the pressure throughout your feet as necessary.
Nutritional counseling can also provide some help. People who are obese are more likely to tear or put more stress on the plantar fascia.
Finally, consider massage therapy. A massage treatment can not only help you get through the soreness and inflammation, but it can also help you build some flexibility in your foot and encourage healing.
Get Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis Today
Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage, PLLC in Vancouver, WA, can help you get the best treatment possible. Call our office today to meet with our team and develop a treatment plan.