Plantar Fasciitis FAQ
One of the most common conditions that results in foot pain is plantar fasciitis. This condition can become debilitating. Chiropractic care provides natural treatment solutions for plantar fasciitis. At Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. in Arlington Heights, IL, our chiropractors have been successfully treating patients with plantar fasciitis for over 45 years. Our customized care will help you return to a pain-free life. Here are some commonly asked questions about plantar fasciitis and its treatment.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
The tissue that connects and supports the arch of the foot is called the plantar fascia. When this is compromised and becomes inflamed, the resulting disorder is called plantar fasciitis. This condition is felt as pain in the heel or arch, which can be severe enough to cause limping, and is noticed the most after a long period of rest, such as first thing in the morning.
What Triggers Plantar Fasciitis Pain?
Bending the foot upwards where the toes point at the shin can trigger pain in those with plantar fasciitis. Walking, running, hard or uneven surfaces, and improper footwear can also irritate plantar fasciitis symptoms.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The cause of the condition is inconclusive. However, there are several things that are suspected to be contributing factors. Some of these include:
- Excessive standing
- Sudden increase in exercise
- Rolling feet inward
- Tightness in the Achilles tendon
- General lack of movement from lack of exercise
Who Is at Risk for Plantar Fasciitis?
Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for this condition. Over two-thirds of those diagnosed with plantar fasciitis are also obese. Other risk factors include:
- High arches
- Flat feet
- Difference in leg length
- Excessive running
- Standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time
How Is Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosed?
Our chiropractors will ask about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. We will perform a physical exam to look for any underlying causes of your condition and examine the painful areas of your foot. It is important to get a professional diagnosis from our doctors because foot pain can be caused by many other conditions.
What Does Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Involve?
After a diagnosis is made, our chiropractors will make a customized treatment plan for you. This may include several techniques such as manipulation of the joints, massage, ultrasound, electrical stimulation therapy, and exercise therapy. Massage therapy and manipulation work to reduce tightness and improve movement and alignment of the foot. Specific therapy modalities help to reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and promote natural healing in the tissues. Exercises will help to stretch tight areas and strengthen weak areas of the feet and legs to help in the short term and the long term.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Arlington Heights, IL for Foot Pain Relief
If you are experiencing symptoms of plantar fasciitis, chiropractic care can help. At Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, P.C., our chiropractors provide individualized care to help your foot heal from plantar fasciitis. Call us today to schedule an appointment.