Plantar fasciitis is a condition defined by inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick tissue that connects between the heel bone, across the bottom of the feet and to the toes. Healthy plantar fascia tissues absorb shock in the arch of the foot. But tension on the tissues can cause tearing, leading to inflammation. This inflammation usually causes throbbing pain in or near the heel.
Did you know…
that athletes are particularly susceptible to developing plantar fasciitis? Though the condition can affect anyone, it is especially common in runners and people who participate in sports that require running or jumping. Additional risk factors for plantar fasciitis include being overweight or wearing shoes with inadequate foot support.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis?
People with plantar fasciitis often complain of heel pain – especially pain that is worse in the morning after waking or after sitting or standing for long periods of time. If you have a recurring stabbing pain in or near your heel, contact Buffalo Grove Chiropractic & Wellness to schedule a consultation.
Should I see a chiropractor for my plantar fasciitis?
Yes. Dr. Garcia is an experienced chiropractor who can perform non-invasive treatments to help reduce ligament strain and minimize secondary injuries to your ankles, knees, hips, and lower back. Additionally, chiropractic treatment can alleviate pain and inflammation, as well as improve flexibility and mobility.
What should I expect during my chiropractic appointment a Buffalo Grove Chiropractic & Wellness?
During your appointment, Dr. Garcia will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. In some cases, diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI may be required. Depending on your individual diagnosis, Dr. Garcia will develop a chiropractic treatment plan that could consist of spinal manipulation, therapeutic massage, gently manipulating soft tissues, slowly stretching your joints, increasing your range of motion, or adjunctive therapies such as ultrasound or electrotherapy.