What is Plantar Fasciitis?
One of the most common causes of heel pain is known as plantar fasciitis. When the tissue that runs through the bottom of your foot (which is connected to your heel and toes) becomes inflamed, it results in pain. Usually, people with this condition notice a stabbing pain early in the morning during their first steps. Chiropractic care can definitely help with this condition. If you live in or near the Springfield, OR area, you should visit Centennial Chiropractic Clinic. We specialize in pain relief and other treatment options such as massage and exercises that may be beneficial to treat your plantar fasciitis.
Symptoms & Causes
People that experience pain with plantar fasciitis will notice a stabbing pain near the heel of the foot. The first few steps upon awakening are usually the worst. Long periods of standing or sitting can trigger this pain as well. Pain often doesn’t happen during exercise but it will occur right after.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by the bowstring on your foot becoming too stressed and tense, resulting in tears that can occur in the fascia. Consistent tearing and stretching can also cause irritation to the fascia. It may also cause the fascia to become inflamed. However, in most cases, the cause remains unclear.
Some variables can increase a person’s chance of developing this condition.
- Age: most common between the ages of 40 and 60
- Mechanics of the foot: having a high arch or flat feet
- Obesity: more weight puts more stress on your plantar fascia
- Exercises: certain activities can place stress on the heels of your feet
How a Chiropractor Can Help Your Plantar Fasciitis
Chiropractic care can help in a few ways if you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. Adjustments from a chiropractor can reduce the stress within the ligament itself. Many adjustments can be performed only by a chiropractor that can alleviate some stress off of the ligament. Receiving ongoing treatment means fewer chances for repeat injuries. If any misalignments go untreated it can cause problems in your hips, lower back, and even your knees. Receiving adjustments from a chiropractor is considered to be a non-invasive form of treatment and also works well with other treatments such as massage therapy.
Schedule an Appointment
If you need a chiropractor for your plantar fasciitis, please contact Centennial Chiropractic Clinic in Springfield, OR. Call us today at (541) 726-6521 and we will gladly answer any questions you may have about this or any of our chiropractic care options.