Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the fascia. Usually the pain is felt where the fascia attaches to the heel. This causes the bottom of your foot to hurt when you walk or stand, usually a sharp and stabbing pain. It is the most common cause of heel pain and especially effects people who spend long periods of time standing.
Chiropractic treatment, in conjunction with physical therapy and massage, can help manage and treat plantar fasciitis. They can help speed up the healing, provide relief, and better mobility. Chiropractic adjustments allow for better communication between the brain and nerves, allowing the central nervous system to function more effectively.
Your body posture is a huge contributing cause of plantar fasciitis. Walking around with bad posture can contribute to plantar fasciitis by creating weight that is unbalanced across your feet. A chiropractor can help realign and balance body so the weight is distributed more evenly and not dominantly on foot versus the other. This will allow the affected foot to heal more quickly.
When a person is in a lot of pain, due to their plantar fasciitis, they often adjust their gait to avoid the pain. By altering their gait, they put stress on other parts of their body, which can lead to low back pain, strained muscles, and sore joints. Chiropractic adjustments help realign the body so they can stand and walk properly.
Chiropractic adjustments also reduce the amount of stress in the tissue. The ligament is inflamed and stressed and chiropractic adjustments made to the heel and foot take the pressure off of the plantar fascia, allowing it to relax. When the stress on the plantar fascia is reduced through chiropractic adjustments, the foot can begin to heal.
Plantar fasciitis can take several months to heal, but adding chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage treatments to your recovery plan, can make you feel better faster and help manage your pain.