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Inflamed Plantar Fascia, Heel/Foot Pain, and Chiropractic

Inflamed Plantar Fascia, Heel/Foot Pain, and Chiropractic

One of the most likely causes of foot/heel pain is inflamed plantar fascia, which causes plantar fasciitis. It can be a painful and common injury from overuse of the ligaments in the foot. When this pain presents, it can make an individual not want to walk or place any type of pressure on the feet, as the pain worsens with pressure or impact on the foot. �

Chiropractic care doesn�t just treat the spine but can help with various other musculoskeletal issues throughout the body. With chiropractic adjustments, rest, icing, and exercises, the ligaments, and tissues of the feet are worked out, massaged, and stretched back to their normal range.

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Inflamed Plantar Fascia, Heel/Foot Pain, and Chiropractic

Plantar Fascia

There is a ligament called the plantar fascia. It runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the toes to the heel. The plantar fascia absorbs shock and helps support the feet when walking. However, ligament tension can begin to increase, specifically when standing for long periods. When the tension reaches its limit, small tears can begin to form along with inflammation causing pain.

The pain occurs when walking, standing, or immediately after waking up. The condition can happen to anyone but is more likely to become an issue for those who stand or walk as a regular part of their job, home activity, etc. Side effects from the foot pain often cause individuals to adjust their walking gait to avoid feeling discomfort, that stresses the rest of the body like the muscles, ligaments, joints that can lead to various types of injury/s. �

Chiropractic Treatment

Individuals with an inflamed plantar fascia often experience a shooting/stabbing pain that worsens in the morning or after standing or sitting for an extended time. Repetitive impact on the feet and poor arch support from shoes cause small tears to happen over time from the continued stress. If it has just started the pain can be treated with ice and rest, but they are not for solving the root cause. Chiropractic can help bring pain relief that lasts along with recurrence prevention. Here are some a few ways a chiropractor can help: �

Ankle Re-alignment

  • Ankle misalignment can contribute to plantar fasciitis at the plantar fascia has to work harder to move the foot without the ankle’s support. Manipulation and realignment of the ankle will improve foot function.

Massage

  • A chiropractor along with a physical therapy team can be utilized for soft tissue massage and trigger point therapy to release tension.

Exercises and Stretches

 

  • Various stretching and exercising techniques can be implemented to help speed up the healing process. A chiropractor will work the individual through exercises and stretches designed to relieve inflammation and stretch out the tissue. Specific exercises will also be taught to help strengthen the lower leg muscles to stabilize the heel and help prevent pain.
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Posture

  • A chiropractor will correct any improper posture/s that has contributed to the foot pain or has become a way of being able to function as a result of the pain. This will return the individual to a normal gait when walking and running. Pressure on the feet and plantar fascia will be alleviated.

Spinal/Hip Re-alignment

  • Individuals learn to avoid pain by walking/moving in a different way than how the body is supposed to. This results in pain in the hips and back, as the body is being pulled in various ways. Manipulation and mobilization will be used to realign the body to its proper form.

Footwear/Orthotics

  • A chiropractor will make adjustments to the feet, ankles, and spine to reduce pain and relieve the pressure on the plantar fascia. Supportive footwear and orthotics could be recommended for extended/preventative care. Once diagnosed with a foot problem wearing proper shoes that support the feet is essential.
  • Orthotics can also help prevent injury to the back, joints, and muscles that were stretched or over-worked from an abnormal gait. When the pressure is relieved, the ligament starts to heal. This can take a few weeks. The result is a healthier heel/foot with proper function. Chiropractic can accelerate the healing process combined with home care. If pain is presenting in the heel, do not delay and focus on healing the foot.

Reduce Plantar Fasciitis

 


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References

Goff, James D, and Robert Crawford. �Diagnosis and treatment of plantar fasciitis.��American family physician�vol. 84,6 (2011): 676-82.

The Wrong Way To Treat Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, TX.

The Wrong Way To Treat Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, TX.

Plantar Fasciitis means that there is inflammation of the tissue in the foot/feet and around 2 million Americans have it.

Many think that it only affects the heel, but it can affect any part of the bottom of the foot as all of the tissue is at risk for inflammation.

  • Early morning pain/stiffness is a good indication that plantar fasciitis is the cause.
  • Pain or discomfort after spending a long time on your feet can also be an indication.

People that are on their feet throughout the day/night like:

  • Construction workers
  • Factory workers
  • Teachers
  • Healthcare workers

Are at higher risk but anyone can get it.

Being flat-footed, sedentary and between the ages of 40 � 60 increases the chances of getting plantar fasciitis.

Many ignore the symptoms and turn to ineffective treatment.

This is the wrong way to treat plantar fasciitis.

 

11860 Vista Del Sol Ste. 128 The Wrong Way To Treat Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, TX.

 

Ignoring the Issue

A busy life, ignoring the pain/discomfort until it becomes overbearing.

Most of us think that we just have sore feet or lower back pain from:

  • Stress
  • Being tired
  • Over-exertion

And think/hope that the pain will go away in a day or two.

But, waiting could prolong and cause more problems.

Ignoring an issue like this can lead to intense pain and immobility that will definitely negatively impact one’s lifestyle.

Additionally, ignoring instead of treating it can lead to pain and damage to other areas of the body like:

 

Using Temporary Over the Counter Remedies

Over-the-counter or OTC remedies don’t do anything but give some temporary relief, if any at all, but the thing to take away here is that this kind of treatment can exacerbate the issue.

  1. An example of this remedy solution is using store-bought shoe inserts that don’t provide support for the feet and can worsen the condition.
  2. Over the counter, treatment can cost more money in the end, and all this without relief.
  3. These types of insoles are not designed for long-term, daily use. This means they have to be replaced sooner.
  4. Options like wraps and tape also give short-term relief but are not designed to treat the root cause to get rid of it.
  5. Work with a professional to help you get a customized plant like an orthotic insole that will effectively treat the plantar fasciitis and bring long-lasting relief.

 

Self-Diagnosing & Treatment

This condition can be difficult to identify because of the varying symptoms. Patients could have all or only a few of them.

Symptoms include:

  • Sharp pain when waking up
  • Heel spurs
  • Painful arches

The causes can also vary and include:

  • Lifestyle
  • Weight
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Unique composition, shape, and size of the foot

Since it is different for everyone, many try to self-diagnose and do it incorrectly.

Then they try to create their own treatment plans which can be ineffective and dangerous.

Proper treatment requires professional medical attention and not just looking up symptoms online. Treatment is also more than just changing shoes or buying an insole at the local drug or shoe store.

Looking up symptoms and self-diagnosing is not a bad thing, but get a second opinion from a health professional like a chiropractor to make sure that you’re correct and to guide you in obtaining the proper treatment.

 

Pain Reliever Overuse

Pain relievers are not for treating pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

The convenience of pain relievers like Tylenol and acetaminophen makes it easy to take as soon as the pain kicks in.

The problem is that overuse can be dangerous to the body and can cause:

  • Kidney problems
  • Mask symptoms
  • Disguise other serious issues
  • Addiction potential�

The best treatment does not require pain relievers.

A professional can help you find relief without pills.

 

Not Listening to Professional Advice

Trying to schedule a doctor�s appointment can be overwhelming.

  • Trying to figure out what your insurance covers
  • Trying to find the time to see a doctor
  • Finding the right one

Many avoid it altogether and hope the pain goes away.

Many make assumptions about treatment that makes them avoid the doctor,

People have anxiety and are scared of the doctor or what the doctor will find.

There are plenty of excuses for not seeing a qualified professional that specializes in whatever condition you may have.

This is not the case here, the physical therapy or chiropractic care doesn’t go on for weeks or a bunch of follow up appointments.

Relief can be as simple as a customized orthotic insole and an adjustment to the lower back.

Reach out to a chiropractor that can identify, treat and get you moving and pain-free.

Pain and discomfort do not have to be part of normal life.

Saying age or lifestyle is the cause and there’s nothing you can do about it is ridiculous. Remember there are solutions to help prevent and maintain comfort within your body. Give us a call and let us help you live your life pain-free.


 

Plantar Fasciitis, Reduce *FOOT PAIN* with Custom Orthotics | El Paso, TX (2019)

 

Gloria Casillas experienced painful symptoms before visiting Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX. Gloria describes how her foot pain gradually developed into plantar fasciitis and how it tremendously affected her quality of life. Gloria Casillas discusses how custom foot orthotics helped her achieve foot pain relief from her plantar fasciitis. Gloria highly recommends Dr. Jimenez as the non-surgical choice for foot pain and plantar fasciitis. Gloria Casillas is grateful for the use of custom foot orthotics.


 

NCBI Resources

Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the�Illinois Podiatric Medical Association�(IPMA), it�s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of�foot pain�at some point in their lives.�Plantar fasciitis is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments made to the heel and foot take the pressure off of the plantar fascia, allowing it to relax.

 

Foot/Heel Pain & Chiropractic Orthotics El Paso, Texas

Foot/Heel Pain & Chiropractic Orthotics El Paso, Texas

Around 3 million individuals suffer from plantar fasciitis

 

11860 Vista Del Sol Ste. 128 Foot/Heel Pain & Chiropractic Orthotics El Paso, Texas

 

  • Heel pain
  • Foot pain
  • Spurs
  • Tight tendons
  • Stiffness

 

Signs of a long day, wearing the wrong shoes, both or you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. We don’t take our health seriously until we go through excruciating pain or some form of debilitation. Feet are the foundation of the body and when they are not at 100% there are going to be problems.

Identifying, diagnosing, and treating plantar fasciitis can be fast and easy with chiropractic orthotics!

 

What is it?

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the tissues in your foot.

People think it only affects the heel, however, it can affect any or all of the bottom of the foot. Because it�s the tissue between the toes and heel that gets inflamed.

  • The tissue is called �fascia� hence the name of the condition: plantar fasciitis.
  • Heel spurs were once thought to be the cause of the discomfort, but now is a symptom of plantar fasciitis.
  • Many people who have plantar fasciitis wake up with stabbing pain in the bottom of their feet during the first few steps of their day.
  • Early morning pain and stiffness is a big indication of PF.
  • Also called �policeman�s heel,� pain and discomfort also arise after long periods of standing, walking, exercise.
  • The fascia in the foot acts as a shock absorber, which helps support the arch of the foot.
  • With time, increased tension, small tears begin to happen in the fascia, that leads to the inflammation.

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Who gets Plantar Fasciitis?

People that stand on their feet for long hours, such as:

  • Factory workers
  • Teachers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Retail employees

Are at a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

 

Improper Footwear/Posture

Wearing improper shoes, meaning too tight, too loose is another contributing factor.

Shoes that have arch support and heel protection are considered best and help to avoid pain and discomfort.

  • Poor posture
  • Abnormal walking gait

When heel or foot pain is not treated, it can lead to

  • Back
  • Knee
  • Hip problems�

Many adjust their walking to compensate for the pain and discomfort that can lead to more problems.

Being flat-footed raises the likelihood of developing plantar fasciitis regardless of age or lifestyle.

 

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Other Contributing Factors

Weight also contributes to plantar fasciitis because it puts greater stress and tension on the feet as they hold the body. Exercise can help, but be sure that they are exercises specifically designed to help treat plantar fasciitis. Because certain types of exercise like running, aerobics, jumping, and dance-based workouts can lead to heel pain and plantar fasciitis.

Diagnosis

Identifying and diagnosing plantar fasciitis is straightforward and relatively easy. Diagnosing plantar fasciitis does not require an X-Ray or MRI, which is one reason many people avoid seeking treatment. But it’s best to seek the advice of a trusted healthcare professional.

Treatment

There are several ways to treat plantar fasciitis:

  • Rest is one of the best remedies, especially if it is caused by exercise or excessive stress.
  • Icing the area can help manage the pain
  • Stretching and/or light physical therapy
  • Stretches that focus on the Achilles tendon and lower leg muscles help stabilize and strengthen the ankles and heels.

This helps to:

  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Workout
  • Move around

Chiropractic and physical therapy can help with:

  • Stretching the muscles and tendons
  • Work out and tension
  • Provide day-to-day stretches

 

 

  • Kinesio taping along the bottom of the foot, heel, and lower leg but should be done first by a professional like your chiropractor to show the proper and most effective method then you can do it yourself.
  • Chiropractic orthotics, or custom insoles, can help immensely because they are custom made to each individual.
There are a variety of types designed for various types of pain and discomfort.

 

Custom chiropractic orthotics can work in nearly any type of shoe.

  1. Athletic/Tennis/Skate shoes
  2. Work Shoes/Boots
  3. High heels
  4. Sandals

They are easily and custom made specifically to your body, which factors in your weight, posture, and gait.

If you�re experiencing any of the symptoms like heel pain, throbbing pain when you wake-up, or pain along the arch of your foot, then don’t hesitate and make an appointment with us today!

Our chiropractic/physical therapy team will teach you how to make small adjustments to your lifestyle, show you how to stretch properly, and how to use custom chiropractic orthotics to get you back on your feet with comfort, control and freedom to live your life.


 

Manage *PLANTAR FASCIITIS PAIN* with Custom Foot Orthotics | El Paso, TX (2019)

 

 

Gloria underwent foot pain that stretched throughout her body. Her plantar fasciitis developed because of her regular activities. Gloria explains how her well-being has been influenced by her afflictions. The custom made foot orthotics supplied for her by Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, tremendously helped relieve her foot pain and plantar fasciitis symptoms. Gloria explains the comfort that the custom-made foot orthotics supplied for her symptoms. Gloria highly recommends Dr. Alex Jimenez as the non-surgical selection for foot pain and plantar fasciitis treatment, among other problems.


 

What’s Afoot

Particularly true with foot dysfunction is when the mechanics of the foot are off, which can throw off the alignment of the entire body.�Overpronation and oversupination in the foot�can lead to severe and�chronic back pain. Ankle pain refers to any type of pain or discomfort in the ankle. This pain could generally be due to an injury, such as a sprain, or due to another health issue. As stated by the National University of Health Sciences, or NUHS, an ankle sprain is one of the most frequent causes of foot pain, making up 85 percent of all ankle injuries. A sprain occurs when the ligaments tear or are overstretched.

Chiropractors utilize a combination of treatment techniques and methods to ease ankle and foot pain. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective, alternative treatment option which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a variety of injuries and conditions associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous system, including foot and ankle pain.

 

VasyliMedical Manipulation of the Ankle_PF


 

NCBI Resources

Plantar fasciitis/heel pain syndrome�is the most common cause of heel pain, that results from a gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia or sudden trauma.�Individuals describe the pain like sharp stabbing or deep aching in the middle of the heel or along the bottom of the foot that happens when walking or standing. Pain arises in the morning after taking the first few steps or after extended periods of sitting/lying down/non-activity.

 

Treat *PLANTAR FASCIITIS* with Orthopedic Foot Orthotics

Treat *PLANTAR FASCIITIS* with Orthopedic Foot Orthotics

Gloria experienced considerable foot pain which extended throughout her entire body. Her plantar fasciitis developed due to her everyday physical activities. Gloria describes how her foot pain and plantar fasciitis affected her quality of life. The custom foot orthotics provided to her by Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, tremendously helped improve her foot pain and plantar fasciitis symptoms. Gloria describes how much comfort the custom foot orthotics provided for her painful symptoms. Gloria highly recommends Dr. Alex Jimenez as the non-surgical choice for foot pain and plantar fasciitis treatment, among other health issues.

 

Treat *PLANTAR FASCIITIS & FOOT PAIN* with Orthopedic Foot Orthotics | El Paso, TX (2019)

 

 

This condition affects approximately 2 million people in the United States a year.

There are doctors that believe bone spurs are the cause, and surgery is needed. However, bone spurs are not the cause of plantar fasciitis. Surgery will not eliminate the pain but may weaken or even rupture the plantar fascia

Symptoms

  • Pain on the bottom of the heel
  • Pain in the arch of the foot
  • Pain that is usually worse upon arising
  • Pain that increases over a period of months
  • Swelling on the bottom of the heel

 

Causes:

  • Improper footwear
  • Strenuous activity
  • Obesity
  • Over-pronation
  • High arches or flat feet
  • Poor shock absorption shoes

Plantar fasciitis is commonly seen in middle-aged patients.

We also see it often in those who place a great deal of stress on their feet like:

  • Runners
  • Athletes�
  • Soldiers

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How Chiropractic Helps Plantar Fasciitis

Chiropractic care is a very effective treatment for plantar fasciitis as well as the pain that is caused by the condition. Chiropractic for plantar fasciitis involves a very precise technique that involves adjustments to the feet and ankles as well as spinal alignment. This provides several benefits.

  • Reduces Stress in the Plantar Fascia�� When a ligament is inflamed or stressed the tissue can develop very small tears that cause the pain of plantar fasciitis. Chiropractic adjustments made to the heel and foot take the pressure off of the plantar fascia, allowing it to relax.
  • Promotes Healing�� When the stress on the plantar fascia is reduced through these chiropractic adjustments, the foot can begin to heal. The chiropractor may also recommend specific exercises that stretch the ligament and help it heal. They may also advise the patient of lifestyle changes as well as nutritional adjustments that can help with the pain and condition.
  • Provides Effective Pain Management � Chiropractic is a very effective way to manage pain throughout the body. Spinal adjustments allow better communication between the brain and nerves, allowing the central nervous system to function more effectively. Condition-specific adjustments speak to the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. This means a more effective form of pain management that is longer lasting.
  • Reduces the Risk of Further Injury�� When a person has a condition like plantar fasciitis, they will often adjust their gait in an effort to avoid the pain. This puts stress on other parts of the body and can lead to back pain, sore joints, strained muscles, and other problems. Chiropractic�s�whole-body approach�helps the person realign their body properly so that they stand and walk properly. This helps them avoid further injury and discomfort.

 


 

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  • Comprehensive:�Easily retrieve previous scans to compare them to new scans and see the difference.

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What’s Afoot

Plantar fasciitis is caused when the ligament that connects your toes to your heel (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed, swollen, and weak. This causes the bottom of your foot or heel to hurt when you walk or stand, especially when you first wake or after sitting for a long time. The pain tends to be sharp and stabbing. It is the most common�cause of heel pain and is more prevalent among middle-aged people. However, anyone can get it at any age, especially people who spend a lot of time on their feet.

 

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NCBI Resources

 

Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the�Illinois Podiatric Medical Association�(IPMA), it�s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of�foot pain�at some point in their lives.�Plantar fasciitis�is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic care.

 

Treating Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, Texas

Treating Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, Texas

Plantar fasciitis/heel pain syndrome is the most common cause of heel pain, that results from a gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia or sudden trauma. Individuals describe the pain like sharp stabbing or deep aching in the middle of the heel or along the bottom of the foot that happens when walking or standing. Pain arises in the morning after taking the first few steps or after extended periods of sitting/lying down/non-activity.

As the foot relaxes in the evening, the fascia gains new tears in the morning, that stars the painful cycle all over.

Either one heel or both, the condition can become chronic and can be difficult to heal without a combination of conservative treatments.

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Treating Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, Texas

Causes:

  • Improper footwear
  • Strenuous activity
  • Obesity
  • Over-pronation
  • High arches or flat feet
  • Poor shock absorption shoes

Plantar fasciitis is commonly seen in middle-aged patients.

We also see it often in those who place a great deal of stress on their feet like:

  • Runners
  • Athletes�
  • Soldiers

This condition affects approximately 2 million people in the United States a year.

There are doctors that believe bone spurs are the cause, and surgery is needed. However, bone spurs are not the cause of plantar fasciitis. Surgery will not eliminate the pain but may weaken or even rupture the plantar fascia

Symptoms

  • Pain on the bottom of the heel
  • Pain in the arch of the foot
  • Pain that is usually worse upon arising
  • Pain that increases over a period of months
  • Swelling on the bottom of the heel

Treat Plantar Fasciitis

11860 Vista Del Sol, Ste. 128 Treating Plantar Fasciitis El Paso, Texas

At Home:

  • Ice and massage on the sore area using a FootWheel� or a golf ball
  • Run and walk on soft surfaces
  • Stretch the plantar fascia and the calf muscle area to prevent inflammation.

Recommended Stretches:

  1. Taking a lunge position with the injured foot behind and keep your heels flat on the floor, lean into a wall, and bend the knees.
  2. A stretch should be felt in the sole and the Achilles tendon area.
  3. Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds.
  4. Try this stretch with the back leg straight.
  5. Rest

Prevention

  • Stretch before activity
  • Maintain proper weight
  • Wear supportive footwear

Custom orthotics are recommended to keep the foot in proper alignment and reduce stress on the plantar fascia.

Recovery

Recovery can take time, but rest assured that 90% of patients recover in 6�9 months.

Shoe Guide

The average American takes around 5 – 6 thousand steps a day. Wearing the right shoe and orthotic is important for the health of your feet and your whole body.

 

Here is a quick reference guide for choosing shoes that are right for you

Get Shoes With:

  • Square or wide toe box
  • Heel lower than two inches in height
  • 1/2 inch of space between the long toe and tip of the shoe
  • Arch support For all 3 arches
  • Wiggle room for toes, especially the big toe

Don’t Get Shoes With:

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  • Really high heels, but if you must then try to do so for no more than two hours
  • Stiletto heels are terrible with balance, again if you must try thicker heels
  • Pointy toed shoes
  • Flat footwear like sandals, but if you must then wear them with custom orthotics

Other considerations:

  • Don’t go by the size alone
  • Various manufacturers size differently, plus feet grow larger as we age. With pregnancy, you can gain up in size
  • Because the feet swell throughout the day, up to 8%, you should shoe shop at the end of the day to ensure the fit is correct and proper.

 

Reduce *PLANTAR FASCIITIS PAIN* with Custom Foot Orthotics | El Paso, TX (2019)

 

 

Foot problems can affect the overall well-being of the human body. Many health issues which affect the foot can result in poor posture, low back pain, and sciatica. These imbalances can ultimately result in a variety of other health issues. Custom-made foot orthotics can help promote and support overall well-being by relieving foot problems. The following video discusses how many health issues which affect the foot can cause a variety of foot problems, including poor posture, low back pain, and sciatica. Dr. Alex Jimenez is the non-surgical choice for foot problems and other health issues. Dr. Alex Jimenez can help promote and support overall well-being with the use of custom-made foot orthotics and other treatments approaches.


 

What’s Afoot

Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the�Illinois Podiatric Medical Association�(IPMA), it�s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of�foot pain�at some point in their lives.�Plantar fasciitis�is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic care.

 

VasyliMedical Stubborn Plantar Fasciitis or Neural


 

NCBI Resources

While�chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis�on its own, it is also a very good complement to other treatments for the condition. Patients may use chiropractic in conjunction with physical therapy, massage, and even injections to manage the pain and treat the condition. It can also help with speeding healing and helping to provide better mobility.

 

Plantar Fasciitis And Chiropractic Treatment | El Paso, TX.

Plantar Fasciitis And Chiropractic Treatment | El Paso, TX.

Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA), it�s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of foot pain at some point in their lives. Plantar fasciitis is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic care.

Plantar Fasciitis Explained

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Plantar fasciitis is caused when the ligament that connects your toes to your heel (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed, swollen, and weak. This causes the bottom of your foot or heel to hurt when you walk or stand, especially when you first wake or after sitting for a long time.

The pain tends to be sharp and stabbing. It is the most common cause of heel pain and is more prevalent among middle aged people. However, anyone can get it at any age, especially people who spend a lot of time on their feet.

How Chiropractic Helps Plantar Fasciitis

Chiropractic care is a very effective treatment for plantar fasciitis as well as the pain that is caused by the condition. Chiropractic for plantar fasciitis involves a very precise technique that involves adjustments to the feet and ankles as well as spinal alignment. This provides several benefits.

Reduces Stress in the Plantar Fascia � When a ligament is inflamed or stressed the tissue can develop very small tears that cause the pain of plantar fasciitis. Chiropractic adjustments made to the heel and foot take the pressure off of the plantar fascia, allowing it to relax.

Promotes Healing � When the stress on the plantar fascia is reduced through these chiropractic adjustments, the foot can begin to heal. The chiropractor may also recommend specific exercises that stretch the ligament and help it heal. They may also advise the patient of lifestyle changes as well as nutritional adjustments that can help with the pain and condition.

Provides Effective Pain Management � Chiropractic is a very effective way to manage pain throughout the body. Spinal adjustments allow better communication between the brain and nerves, allowing the central nervous system to function more effectively. Condition specific adjustments speak to the root of the problem, not just the symptoms. This means a more effective form of pain management that is longer lasting.

Reduces the Risk of Further Injury � When a person has a condition like plantar fasciitis, they will often adjust their gait in an effort to avoid the pain. This puts stress on other parts of the body and can lead to back pain, sore joints, strained muscles, and other problems. Chiropractic�s whole body approach helps the person realign their body properly so that they stand and walk properly. This helps them avoid further injury and discomfort.

Chiropractic Complements Other Treatments

plantar fasciitis el paso tx.While chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis on its own, it is also a very good complement to other treatments for the condition. Patients may use chiropractic in conjunction with physical therapy, massage, and even injections to manage the pain and treat the condition. It can also help with speeding healing and helping to provide better mobility.

Plantar fasciitis can take several months to heal, but by adding chiropractic treatments to your recovery plan, you can feel better faster while more effectively managing your pain. Regular chiropractic treatments can also keep the condition from becoming chronic. By working with your chiropractor and following their recommendations you can reduce your pain and shorten your healing time.

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