Plantar fasciitis is also known as “heel pain syndrome,” and it can occur from a deteriorating process or unexpected foot trauma. Around two million Americans per year suffer from plantar fasciitis. There are many things that can trigger worsening pain in plantar fasciitis such as walking after a long period of time and simple physical activity. If the person is overweight or obese, it could make it even more painful for the feet. Plantar fasciitis gets in the way of people’s daily lives, which is why treatment is so important. There can be many causes of plantar fasciitis such as wearing footwear that is not suitable, since it can put stress on the soft tissue of the foot.
Plantar fasciitis not only causes pain in the heel, but it can cause more problems for a patient. People with plantar fasciitis often use techniques to avoid the pain in their heel, but by doing this, stress is put on other joints and cause even more pain throughout the body. The pain may even worsen to the point where the bearing any weight on that foot becomes unendurable. Because of this, pain relief is key in treating plantar fasciitis.
Chiropractors can help in mending plantar fasciitis through providing:
Chiropractic manipulation to decrease pressure throughout the plantar fascia
Instrument-assisted soft-tissue manipulation, which requires applying heat, then stretching and applying ice to the affected foot.
Therapeutic procedures such as ultrasounds, electrical muscular stimulation to decrease pain and inflammation
Taping of the foot
Continuous resistance workouts such as isometric toe curls, moving into strengthening training for calves and lastly proprioceptive workouts such as jumping
Surgery is a considerable option for some people with plantar fasciitis. However, it seldom mends the pain and the surgery could cause even more problems such as lateral column syndrome.
The average time it takes for a plantar fascia to heal ranges from about six to nine months when in treatment therapy. Chiropractic care can provide intense and cautious therapy, which is crucial in getting treated effectively for plantar fasciitis.