Plantar fasciitis affects athletes and non-athletes alike. It is the inflammation of the fibrous bands at the bottom of the foot, and causes pain any time that inflamed band is further stretched or moved. The pain of plantar fasciitis is particularly fierce during your first step in the morning: your foot has rested and contracted all night long, then is suddenly and forcibly spread against the floor, irritating the inflamed fascia.Anyone may acquire plantar fasciitis, though it tends to be seen in active men and women between the ages of 40-70. In most people, this condition will take some time to resolve, simply because it is impossible to completely rest the bottom of the foot while healing. It is also possible that this condition will go away on its own: but if it doesn't, chiropractic care may have a non-invasive solution for your heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis can be caused by foot rotation or foot bone misalignment. If this is the cause, the gentle and quick Activator Methods chiropractic adjustment may just be what you need in order to properly reestablish the relationship of bones, muscles, and fascia of the foot.
At Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria, we have also seen several cases of plantar fasciitis resolve with the help of additional therapies. Cold laser therapy has been used in each of these cases. Since the plantar fascia does not have an abundant blood supply to bring nutrients to the inflamed tissue, the light of the cold laser can supply energy directly to the healing cells which speeds up the recovery time. Underwater ultrasound therapy has also been shown to be effective in many cases.
You may also require orthotics, taping, or stretching. There are some specific exercises and movements that you can do to ensure that your foot remains strong during your healing from this condition. Ask Dr. Johnson about these specific movements and rehabilitation, or contact us today to schedule a consultation with a friendly Peoria chiropractor.
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Unless otherwise attributed, all content is written by Kyle Johnson, DC, of Johnson Family Chiropractic of Peoria.
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