Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of your foot — connecting your heel bone to your toes.
Plantar fasciitis causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very first steps in the morning. Once your foot limbers up, the pain of plantar fasciitis normally decreases, but it may return after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated position.
Plantar fasciitis is particularly common in runners. People who are overweight, women who are pregnant and those who wear shoes with inadequate support are at a higher risk of plantar fasciitis.
In most cases, the pain associated with plantar fasciitis:
Factors that may increase your risk of developing plantar fasciitis include:
Conservative therapy of plantar fasciitis consists of stretching, chiropractic adjustments of the foot, shoe inserts(orthotics), night splints, and taping. More invasive methods of treatment can be surgery, corticosteroids, NSAIDS, casting, and extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
Here at Emerald Coast Chiropractic, we have had great results with the conservative care of plantar fasciitis. Our treatment consists of adjustments, soft tissue manipulation, stretching, taping and custom made orthotics. Several area runners and other athletes have reaped the benefits from coming to see us.
Ken Whidden, DC
Emerald Coast Chiropractic
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