posted: Nov. 02, 2012.
Is running not what it used to be? Do everyday activities such as climbing stairs, or even simply taking your first steps in the morning provoke a sharp, severe pain? If so you may be suffering from a very common foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heal pain, and is caused by the inflammation of the thick fascia tissue in the bottom of your feet. When that thick tissue is overstretched or over used, daily activities can become uncomfortable and even painful. It can develop for a number of different reasons including an inward roll of your feet when walking, high arched feet, flat feet, or shoes that don’t support your feet well enough such as high heels. Pain can occur at the heel of the foot all the way to the balls of the toes.
Diagnosing and Treating
For what ever reason you have Plantar Fasciitis, consulting one of our chiropractor about your condition could be greatly beneficial. Your chiropractor will be able to differentially diagnose your pain from other inflammatory conditions such as metatarsalgia, neuroma's or heel spurs by use of orthopedic tests, pain provoking movement, history taking and palpation. More importantly your chiropractor will be able to give you many options regarding how to help improve your condition and relieve some of the pain. Some options that your chiropractor may go over with you include stretches you can do at home that can help in maintaining flexibility throughout the calf muscle to the plantar fascia. Immediate ways to gain relief is to roll the bottom of your foot over a frozen water bottle or a tennis ball in a circular motion to help loosen the fascia layer. The frozen water bottle is often recommended because it breaks up the tissue and acts as cold therapy all in one providing immediate relief and decreasing inflammation.
Shoe inserts are also a viable option to give your arches better support that they need. This will give more shock absorption to the bottom of the foot, reducing pressure. More passive therapies that have amazing results with plantar fasciitis, that our doctors at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic are certified in, include dry needling, Active Release, Graston Technique and chiropractic adjustments to the foot and ankle.
The Chiropractors at Gallatin Valley Chiropractic are trained in diagnosing and treating all types of foot pain, including Plantar Fasciitis. They will not only give you options on how to relieve your pain inside and outside of the clinic, but will also help you discover the underlying cause of your Plantar Fasciitis.
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