Chiropractic, Functional Medicine & Wellness
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the bottom of the foot, specifically at the heel. It is often caused by overuse, injury, or improper foot mechanics. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat plantar fasciitis, using a combination of manual therapy, exercises, and lifestyle changes.
Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to reduce pain and inflammation, including soft tissue therapy, such as massage and stretching of the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes. They may also use techniques such as dry needling, ultrasound and electrotherapy to reduce pain and inflammation.
Chiropractors also use spinal manipulation and mobilization to improve alignment and reduce tension on the plantar fascia. They may also recommend exercises to improve strength and flexibility in the foot and ankle, and to reduce the risk of further injury.
Another important aspect of treatment is addressing the underlying causes of plantar fasciitis. Chiropractors may recommend custom orthotics or shoe inserts to correct any biomechanical imbalances or improper foot mechanics. They may also recommend lifestyle changes such as weight management and stress reduction.
In addition to these techniques, chiropractors may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as exercise, weight management, and stress reduction, to help prevent plantar fasciitis from recurring.
Plantar fasciitis can be debilitating and can affect your quality of life, but with the help of a chiropractor, it can be effectively managed and treated. If you are experiencing pain in the bottom of your foot, it is important to seek the help of a chiropractor, who can diagnose the underlying cause of your pain and develop an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve lasting relief.