Plantar Fasciitis Treatment With Chiropractic Care
You'd be surprised by the number of Indianapolis residents who come to Hull Chiropractic with complaints of heel pain. Some are runners. Others have jobs that require them to spend time on their feet. Some are slim, others weigh a bit more. They are all suffering from plantar fasciitis, a definite condition that has an indefinite cause. If you or someone you know is suffering from plantar fasciitis, scheduling an appointment with Hull Chiropractic could help bring them relief. You don’t have to suffer any longer.
The Plantar Fascia and Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia, an important part of the foot, connects your heel to your toes and the front of your foot. A thick band of tissue shaped somewhat like a bowstring, the plantar fascia acts as a shock absorber and arch support. If your daily activities result in too much tension or stress being placed on this vital ligament, tears will form. Repeated tears and stretching will further inflame it. Thus, the word plantar fasciitis. For whenever the suffix, itis is added to a word, it denotes inflammation. The problem with this inflammation, unlike tonsillitis, arthritis, and laryngitis, the cause of plantar fasciitis remains a mystery. However, the chiropractic treatments to which it responds do not.
Plantar Fasciitis and its Conglomeration of Symptoms
Our patients with plantar fasciitis experience ailment in different ways. Some experience sharp heel pain, others a dull ache, or general stiffness. Still, others complain of a burning sensation originating in the heel and radiating upward along the arch of the foot. The first steps upon rising in the morning may be painful for some. Others experience the same discomfort after sitting for a period of time. Climbing steps can exacerbate the pain as can long periods of exercise or long-distance running.
While not certain, possible causes include
- The wears and tears of aging: (The majority of our plantar fasciitis patients are between the age of 40 and 70).
- Foot mechanics: mysteriously, both flat feet and their opposite, a high arch; as well as certain patterns of walking that affect weight distribution.
- Activities that place stress on the heel and surrounding tissue such as ballet dancing, aerobics, and the afore-mentioned running.
At Hull Chiropractic, our chiropractor will examine your feet, observe your gait, and its effect on alignment, and discuss your options. Even if you pursue other forms of treatment, chiropractic adjustments can complement them by taking away some of the stress placed on the ligament. Chiropractic exercises can help you correct your gait, minimizing the misalignment it has been causing. And because all our treatments are noninvasive and natural, like the massage our therapists perform, they work perfectly well with any other avenues you might explore.
Call Hull Chiropractic Today!
If you're a resident who lives in the vicinity of Indianapolis and is experiencing the discomfort of plantar fasciitis, we invite you to visit Hull Chiropractic for an evaluation and to discuss your options with our chiropractor. If you are looking for pain relief and want to get on the road to recovery, give our chiropractic team a call today. We are currently accepting new patients and we look forward to helping you. Call us at 317-243-2392.