Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can afflict anyone. If you are suffering from this condition, you will likely need treatment to alleviate the discomfort you are experiencing. Contact French Chiropractic if you live in the Erin or Clarkesville area and require chiropractic care to reduce the pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Read on to learn what causes plantar fasciitis, signs that you have this condition, and how to treat it.
The Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes heel pain. This is a result of inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a wide band of tissue in the bottom of the foot. It runs from the toes to the heel bone. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, it causes pain in a person's foot. This condition is usually caused by repetitive movements such as running or exercising, walking upon hard surfaces like concrete, or excessive weight which causes additional stress on this area of the foot. It can be caused by inadequate support in shoes as well. Repeatedly stretching this area of the foot can cause irritation or inflammation.
Signs You Have Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is usually felt first thing in the morning when you place your feet on the floor after getting out of bed. It causes pain in the heel of an affected foot, making it difficult to place weight upon it until your body has time for blood to circulate through your extremities after you move around a bit. You might not feel discomfort as you are moving your body around, but will notice it after exercise or activity ceases.
How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
It is best to contact an orthopedic foot physician to check your condition if you believe you have plantar fasciitis. They will conduct an evaluation to determine whether this is indeed the reason for your discomfort and will help determine treatment. If you are diagnosed with this condition, you will likely be fitted with arch support inserts or special shoes to help alleviate pain. Resting, icing the injured area, and stretching could also help. Unfortunately, many people find that this is not enough to thoroughly stop the discomfort of plantar fasciitis.
Chiropractic care is another option to consider. Our chiropractor will conduct his own evaluation of your discomfort and provide you with non-invasive treatment options to reduce or eliminate pain. A chiropractic care session will usually involve manual adjustments, temperature therapy, massage, or stretching.
Contact French Chiropractic if you live in the Erin or Clarksville area and you require treatment for pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Call our Clarksville office at (931) 919-2869 and our Erin office at (931) 289-5800 to make an appointment.