Plantar Fasciitis, which is the most common cause of heel pain, is one of the most difficult musculoskeletal conditions to treat. It results in the tearing of the ligament along the bottom of the foot, resulting in extreme pain and inflammation.
This disease affects over 2 million Americans every year, but despite the frequent occurrence of the disease, there are a very limited number of treatments that can help a person get rid of the pain and regain their active, independent lifestyle. However, with chiropractic care for Plantar Fasciitis, the condition can be treated and the patient can achieve a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Chiropractic care is one of those very few treatment options that have helped various athletes, cyclists, and other individuals who were suffering from plantar fasciitis. Not only can the treatment correct misalignment of the foot, it can also relieve the pain and inflammation associated with the disease.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a musculoskeletal condition that affects a ligament called plantar fascia and results in its tearing and inflammation. As a result, the patient experiences the classic symptoms of the disease, including sharp, localized pain that affects the entire foot, particularly the heel.
The cause of plantar fasciitis remains unknown. However, there are certain factors that may increase a person’s risk of developing the condition. These include:
- Age — The disease is more common in individuals aged 40 years or more
- Certain Exercises — Activities and exercises that place stress of heel may induce plantar fasciitis. For example, ballet dancing and long-distance jumping.
- Obesity — Overweight individuals are more likely to develop this condition
- Other reasons — Certain occupations that involve standing for long hours, as well as having a flat foot may increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis
Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis
Due to ineffectiveness of various medical treatments in offering pain relief to patients with plantar fasciitis, chiropractic remains a popular choice to treat the condition. At HealthFirst Spine & Wellness, our chiropractors make gentle adjustments to correct the misalignment of the foot and prevent further tearing of the ligament.
In addition to chiropractic, we also use Active Release Technique to relieve stress off the muscles and promote healing of the affected tissues. Based on your unique needs, symptoms, and overall health, our chiropractors may also suggest rehabilitative exercises, as well as dietary modifications to facilitate the recovery.
To learn more about the effectiveness of chiropractic care for plantar fasciitis or to schedule a chiropractic consultation in Austin, you may call us at 512 301 5996.