Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the heel and foot. It's caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot.
If you're suffering from plantar fasciitis, you know how debilitating it can be. Fortunately, our chiropractic office in Charlotte, North Carolina has helped many patients find relief.
- Pain in the heel and foot
- Stiffness and difficulty walking in the morning
- Pain worsens with prolonged standing or walking
- Pain after exercise
- Rigid joint mechanics
- Inhibition of intrinsic foot muscles
- Weakness in peroneal muscles
- Flat feet or high arches
- Tight calf muscles (medial gastrocnemius)
- Wearing shoes with poor arch support
Our goal is to reduce pain, and inflammation, and promote healing. We do this by
- Conducting a thorough evaluation to identify the root cause of your pain
- Developing a personalized treatment plan that may include joint manipulation, soft tissue treatment, and physical therapy
- Educating you on exercises and stretches to improve flexibility and prevent future injury
- Reducing pain and inflammation
- Improving range of motion
- Enhancing healing and recovery
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition affecting the foot and ankle, with up to 10% of Americans experiencing it at some point in their lives.1 It is most frequently seen in adults between the ages of 30 and 55 but can affect people of any age.
If you're experiencing persistent pain in your heel and foot, it's important to seek treatment. Delaying treatment can lead to chronic pain and further complications.
Chiropractic care can help relieve plantar fasciitis by improving joint mobility, reducing inflammation, and promoting healing. Our treatments are non-invasive and drug-free, making them a safe and effective option for many patients.
- Chiropractic adjustments: to restore proper joint mechanics and reduce tension in the foot and ankle
- Fascial Manipulation: to promote relaxation, reduce muscle tension, and increase blood flow to the affected area
- Physical therapy: to improve strength and motor control of the muscles in the foot and ankle
During your first visit, we'll conduct a thorough evaluation of your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Treatment will include the integration of chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation exercises, and physical therapy.
Our goal is to provide you with relief and a path toward healing.
Overuse from running or jumping: We'll work with you to identify the cause of your overuse and develop a treatment plan to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Flat feet or high arches: We'll evaluate your foot mechanics and recommend exercises and orthotics to provide support and alleviate pain.
Tight calf muscles: We'll incorporate stretching and massage therapy to improve flexibility and reduce tension.
Wearing shoes with a narrow toe box: Our feet are meant to move and expand as we walk, if we keep our feet in narrow-toe shoes it will decrease the overall healthy function of the foot.
Q: What are the common symptoms of plantar fasciitis?
A: The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include sharp pain in the heel or arch of the foot, especially in the morning or after prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
Q: What causes plantar fasciitis?
A: Plantar fasciitis is often caused by repetitive strain and overuse of the plantar fascia ligament, which supports the arch of the foot. This can occur from activities such as running, jumping, or standing for prolonged periods of time.
Q: How is plantar fasciitis diagnosed?
A: A healthcare professional can diagnose plantar fasciitis through a physical examination, review of symptoms, and joint/soft tissue palpation.
Q: What are the treatment options for plantar fasciitis?
A: Treatment options for plantar fasciitis may include stretching exercises, physical therapy, joint manipulation and manual therapy techniques. In severe cases a corticosteroid injection may be administered to lower the overall inflammation.
Q: Can plantar fasciitis be prevented?
A: While it may not be possible to completely prevent plantar fasciitis, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, such as wearing shoes with a wide toe box, maintaining a healthy weight, and performing foot exercises commonly described as “toe yoga".
Plantar fasciitis can be a painful and debilitating condition, but it doesn't have to be a life sentence. By understanding the common causes and symptoms, seeking prompt treatment, and taking preventive measures, you can successfully manage your plantar fasciitis and get back to your daily activities.
At Denner Chiropractic & Performance, our team of experts is here to help you find relief from plantar fasciitis and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start your journey toward optimal health and wellness.