Can a Chiropractor help my Plantar Fasciitis
"There is a vast difference between treating effects and adjusting the cause." D.D. Palmer
Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition that is the most common cause of heel pain. The condition is so named for the inflammation taht occurs in the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that connects the heel to your toes. The pain is often described as being a burning particularly in the heel of the foot.
Plantar Fasciitis does not just affect runners. It can affect people of all ages, but particularly those who are middle aged. Some of the common causes of Plantar Fasciitis is tightness in the calf muscles, repetitive walking, running or jumping, being overweight, and a weak or unstable arch caused by excessive pronation. Luckily, Four Peaks Chiropractic has experience with treating this condition. With a combination of new and older techniques plus some home remedies we can get you back on your feet feeling great in no time.
Our doctors utilize the cold laser in conjunction with activator methods and trigger point therapy. Your Chiropractor will also spend time showing you specific stretches that can help in addition to some home remedies that can provide an analgesic effect. Oftentimes Plantar Fasciitis takes a little extra time to heal, instead of progressively getting better with each treatment it may be several treatments where it has minimal effect before one treatment that causes a big jump in symptom reduction. In addition to laser, activator and trigger point therapy your chiropractor will oftentimes recommend ordering a pair of Foot Levelers custom made orthotics. Having custom made orthotics will go a long way in stabilizing the foot arches, reducing pronation and ultimately helping to fix the inflammation in the fascia.
Call us today if you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and see what a Four Peaks adjustment can do for you.