Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the ligament that runs from the heel to the tip of the foot. Pain from plantar fasciitis is felt on the bottom of the foot (i.e., the heel or middle of the foot) and is especially painful after long periods of rest.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia ligament (which connects the heel to the front of your foot) is damaged. Although these ligaments act as shock absorbers, too much pressure can damage the ligaments causing inflammation and pain. Factors such as being overweight, working at a job where you’re on the feet a lot or over-exercising can lead to plantar fasciitis.
Chiropractic treatment for plantar fasciitis
Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis. Chiropractic is a safe, non-invasive, way to treat and manage plantar fasciitis pain. Dr. Hunter will develop a customized treatment plan that identifies the underlying cause of your pain and also takes into account your age, medical history and lifestyle.