Plantar Fasciitis Treatment from Your Chiropractor in Fremont, NE
The first symptom of plantar fasciitis is usually a shock for sufferers. They experience sharp pain as soon as they attempt to step on the affected foot after arising from rest. Fortunately, our Brainard Chiropractic practice in Fremont offers pain relief thanks to natural treatment options such as prescribed exercises and massage that avoid medication or surgery.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that occurs after strain on the plantar fascia. This structure is a flat tissue band running from each heel bone to the toes. Its function is supporting the arch of the respective foot.
After a strain, the plantar fascia can develop swelling, inflammation, and tears that cause very sharp heel pain every time the patient attempts a step. Discomfort sometimes occurs when the individual is resting instead of engaging in any exercises or other physical activity.
Our chiropractor notes that this disorder is the most common cause of heel pain. The most frequent patient complaint is sharp pain with the first step after a period of inactivity. It might subside after several steps or actually magnify over time. This discomfort makes it difficult to climb stairs or even stand for extended periods.
Certain situations raise the risk of plantar fasciitis. These are the most common:
- Carrying excess weight
- Being sedentary
- Possessing tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles
- Possessing flat feet or high arches
- Experiencing prior bone spurs
- Experiencing extended periods walking, standing, or running, particularly on a hard surface
- Wearing poorly fitting footwear
- Possessing feet that roll inward when you walk
Chiropractic Treatment Alternatives
Chiropractic treatment options can provide pain relief from a variety of conditions such as plantar fasciitis and from accidental injuries and overuse of muscles. The goal of our practice is helping patients reach and maintain optimum health and wellness using natural therapies that avoid the use of surgery or medication.
An initial consultation includes a thorough physical examination as well as evaluating patient history, symptoms, and complaints. Once our doctor has made a diagnosis, each patient receives a personalized treatment plan created to address his or her particular health needs and promote a full recovery.
Adjustments using pressure from the hand break up fibrous lesions causing plantar fasciitis pain. Use of stretching motions helps release them. Our practice also prescribes exercises and massage to release tension and tightness on the plantar fascia.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Fremont Chiropractor
Pain relief from plantar fasciitis is possible with natural treatment options from our Brainard Chiropractic practice. To find out how care from our chiropractor can change your life, call our Fremont office today at 402-727-8668 to schedule an appointment.