Plantar fasciitis is a disorder that occurs following a strain on the plantar fascia. Swelling, inflammation, and tears resulting in extreme heel pain can develop each time you try to take a step. You may even feel some pain while resting. It is important to seek treatment to help reduce any discomfort you are experiencing. At Brainard Chiropractic in Fremont, NE, we can help. Our chiropractor, Dr. Troy Brainard, provides a variety of natural treatment methods for plantar fasciitis so you can return to a pain-free life.
Causes and Risk Factors
Both the arch and muscles of the foot are supported by the fascia. When it is stretched too much, tiny tears can develop on the surface, resulting in inflammation and pain. The following can put individuals at greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis:
- Women are likelier than men to develop this condition
- Ages 40 to 60 years of age
- High arches or flat feet
- Wear high-heeled shoes often
- Tight heeled cords or Achilles tendons
- Spend a lot of time standing each day
- Wear shoes with thin soles or that are worn-out
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Pain that gradually worsens with steps is the most common symptom of plantar fasciitis. Normally, the pain is worse in the morning when you take your first steps and after long periods of sitting. It may worsen again after you spend long periods of time on your feet, and it can also feel better with activity.
Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis
When you first visit our chiropractor, he will ask about your symptoms and perform a physical exam to determine the root cause of your pain. After a diagnosis, we will formulate a customized treatment plan for you. This can include a combination of our all-natural treatment methods.
Our chiropractor will first focus on pain relief. We often use adjustments and massage therapy to break up the fibrous lesions that can cause pain. Massaging the foot will improve blood flow and help the body heal. Dr. Brainard will also give you stretching exercises to do. Stretching your foot will alleviate tension and pain. It will also alleviate inflammation and reduce your chances of recurring pain. It is important to stay consistent with massages and stretches so you can have long-term pain relief.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Fremont, NE for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, we can help. At Brainard Chiropractic in Fremont, NE, our chiropractor uses natural techniques to alleviate your pain. We will work with you to help you achieve your overall wellness goals. Call us today to schedule an appointment.