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Plantar Fasciitis

June 01, 2013

Pronounced as “plantar fash-ee-eye-tis”. Plantar means “Foot”. Fasciitis means “Inflammation”. It is a condition that can lead to pain on the bottom of the foot.

…Have you heard of it? 

Plantar Fasciitis is a serious and painful condition that occurs when the long, flat ligament along the bottom of the foot develops tears and inflammation. Serious cases of plantar fasciitis can possibly lead to ruptures in the ligament. This ligament is called the plantar fascia and it extends from your five toes and runs along the bottom of your foot, attaching to your heel. When you walk or run, you land on your heel and raise yourself on your toes as you shift your weight to your other foot, causing all your weight to be held up by your plantar fascia. Such repeti-tive force can pull the fascia from its attachment on your heel and cause damage and plantar fasciitis.

CHIROPRACTIC CAN HELP!!
Chiropractors are trained to evaluate foot alignment and to adjust the bones of your ankle, foot and toes. Ask your chiropractor to look at your feet, your shoes, and how you stand, walk, and run. Even misalignment of the hips and knees can trigger or complicate the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Your chiropractor can evaluate these areas of the bony structures as well. Adjustments of your feet and appropriate lifestyle modifications can help restore function and relieve pain. Our Chiropractors can fit you for proper foot supports, made exclusively for your feet. In addition to adding these home therapies to help resolve your condition and maximize your results from the chiropractic care, there are even natural supplements that can help reduce pain and inflammation while the body is healing. Your chiropractor can advise you in all these adjunctive relieving approaches.

Custom Molded Orthotics
Proper arch and foot support will help the plantar fascia absorb stress and heal. Those with high arches, obesity or who do repetitive running or weight-bearing activities are more likely to have plantar fascia problems. Heel pads, arch supports or custom orthotics all help absorb shock in the foot and distribute the weight more evenly across the foot, helping to decrease strain on the fascia. Our office has molds to help make custom orthotics.