Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain. The pain that is associated with this condition is usually felt in the heel or all down the underside of the foot. Plantar fasciitis treatment comes in several different forms, and our Brentwood chiropractor can help you decide which one is right for you.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the fascia on the underside of the foot gets inflamed and painful. The plantar fascia itself is a tissue that connects the heel to the toes on the bottom of the foot. It is responsible for holding up the arch of the foot among other things.
Excessive strain on the fascia can lead to small tears, which cause pain and inflammation. Once the fascia is inflamed, it can take quite a while for the problem to completely resolve. However, pain management techniques can be implemented for successful relief much more quickly.
There are many risk factors for this condition:
- Spending a lot of time on your feet
- Being overweight
- Wearing worn-out shoes
- Having high or low arches
- Excessive pronation (when your feet roll inward as you walk)
Middle-aged adults are the most prone to plantar fasciitis, although younger people who are athletic also suffer from the condition relatively frequently.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is the pain in the bottom of the foot. It may run along the entire bottom of your foot, or it may only be apparent in your heel. It may be in one foot or both feet. This pain is usually worse first thing in the morning and after you have spent a lot of time on your feet. Pain that occurs at night is more likely to be caused by another condition such as osteoarthritis.
Climbing stairs or walking up hills may cause an increase in pain level for people with plantar fasciitis. Walking on hard surfaces may also make the pain worse. Our chiropractor in Franklin will discuss your foot pain in order to diagnose you properly, including where the pain is, when it is worst, and what risk factors you may have.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Through Chiropractic Care
The best way to resolve plantar fasciitis in the long-term is to deal with the underlying issues. Our Brentwood chiropractor will help you figure out how to do this. At Premier Family Chiropractic, we offer therapeutic laser treatment to help treat your plantar fasciitis. Additionally, another method of pain relief and helping the foot heal is to use some type of shoe insert. Foot scans may help the doctor decide which type of shoe insert will be the best plantar fasciitis treatment for you.
Other ways of treating plantar fasciitis through chiropractic care include applying ice to the foot and doing stretches. Our Franklin doctor can teach you the proper stretches to do. Pain relief is usually possible relatively quickly, but you will need to continue following the doctor’s advice for a longer period of time in order to achieve lasting change.
Contact Premier Family Chiropractic for Help Today
If you have pain in your feet, Premier Family Chiropractic can help diagnose and treat your condition today. We are located in Brentwood, Tennessee, but we see patients from surrounding areas as well. Call us at (615) 661-4101 to make an appointment.