If you are experiencing severe pain in your heel, there is a chance that it could be plantar fasciitis. This is the most common cause of heel pain. There is a thick band of tissue that connects your toes to your heel bone and runs under the foot. It is called the plantar fascia. When the tissue becomes inflamed, it results in plantar fasciitis. If you are looking for pain relief caused by plantar fasciitis, then contact our holistic chiropractors at Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center in Thousand Oaks for a treatment plan to reduce your pain.
Who Is At Risk For Plantar Fasciitis?
While anyone can develop this condition, there are certain people who are at greater risk.
- Older people: This condition is common in people between the ages of 40 and 60.
- Certain types of exercise: Ballerinas, long-distance runners, and people who do aerobics are at higher risk.
- Foot issues: People who are flat-footed or have a high arch are at risk.
- Certain occupations: Jobs that keep a person on their feet all day, such as a factory worker, cashier, or a teacher, can develop plantar fasciitis.
- Obesity: Extra weight puts excess pressure on the plantar fascia, which can cause plantar fasciitis.
What Are the Symptoms Of Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis causes a stabbing pain at the bottom of your foot, near the heel. The pain is often worse when you first wake up in the morning. It also becomes worse after standing for long periods of time. Most people with plantar fasciitis have no pain while exercising, but after their workout, the pain becomes intense.
How Is Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosed?
This condition can be diagnosed during a physical exam. Our holistic chiropractors will check areas of the foot where you are feeling pain and will discuss what is triggering the pain.
How Can a Chiropractor Help With Plantar Fasciitis?
A chiropractor can use a variety of therapies to treat this condition. Our chiropractors will design a pain relief treatment plan that may include chiropractic manipulation, massages, and corrective exercises to treat the issue.
A chiropractic adjustment can help realign your bones so that you are walking on your feet properly. Gentle stretching during your exercises can relieve your pain. Massage can provide relief to the inflamed area, help heal soft tissues, and increase the blood flow again.