About 1 in 10 people will suffer from plantar fasciitis at any point in their lifetime, making this a very common condition. 

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition causing heel pain and in some cases heel spurs. The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain, commonly felt about 1.5 inches forward from the heel. It is is a painful inflammatory condition causing heel pain and in some cases heel spurs.

Symptoms

The pain usually eases when resting the foot, but is often at its worst first thing in the morning or after long periods where no weight is placed on the foot. Gentle exercise may ease the pain a little, but a long walk will aggravate the pain.

Causes

People especially at risk getting plantar fasciitis are the ones that do a lot of walking, running, standing, etc. In addition, people who have recently started running on the road instead of a track, have a greater risk of the condition. Some people find that poor arch support or a sudden increase in weight can bring on the symptoms.

Often though, there is no apparent cause, especially in older people. A common, incorrect, belief is that the pain is due to a bony growth or ‘spur’ coming from the heel bone (calcaneum). Many people have a bony spur of the heel bone but not everyone gets plantar fasciitis.

There is no specific treatment that appears to stand out as the best. Chiropractic treatment is the best option so far.

Real Results for Plantar Fasciitis with Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can be very effective for this condition as it is caused by a number of factors occurring at the same time.

Chiropractic care has been proven to be effective at the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Healing this often painful condition can usually get worse without the proper treatment. By restoring the correct movement to the gait of the foot, it is possible to reduce the pressure on the insertion of the plantar fascia and allow it to heal.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis

Here are some of the reasons you might consider visiting a chiropractor, as well as some doctor-recommended advice for getting treatment at the source of the pain!

Adjusting Posture

Getting chiropractic care can help you correct bad posture, which is the most contributing factor to plantar fasciitis. Your body posture can get worse and contribute to this condition even more by the way you walk and the impact that your feet make. A good chiropractor can help you improve your posture, which will, in turn, improve the way your feet feel as you walk or move!

Balanced Weight

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis in one foot more than the other, it could be that your weight isn’t very balanced across your feet–which bear that weight. One of our Chiropractors at Mauricio can help you realign and balance your body, that way your weight is evenly distributed and it’s not relying more on one foot than the other. This will allow the affected foot to heal more quickly and reducing the chance of symptoms recurring.

Physical Activity Level

Chiropractic care can help you in many other ways like eliminating aches and pains in your back, neck, and shoulders, which can help you feel more positive about your health and life in general. This, in turn, will encourage you to follow through with simple exercises that will help you heal more quickly.

Chiropractic Care Near You

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, then you should discuss it with your chiropractor during your next visit to Mauricio Chiropractic! You can schedule an appointment here.