One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. You may suspect you have plantar fasciitis if your first few steps in the morning when you awake cause you severe pain in the heel of your foot. Chiropractic care is beneficial for plantar fasciitis via massages and exercises. We offer various techniques to help patients experience pain relief here at Williams Chiropractic & Decompression Center, P.C. in Greensboro, NC.
Causes and Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Certain factors that contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis include:
- being female
- being overweight
- a job that requires a lot of standing or walking on hard surfaces
- tight calf muscles
- flat feet
- high arches
Plantar fasciitis symptoms begin with relatively mild pain at the heel bone. This pain is more likely to be felt after exercise. You are also more likely to experience pain right after waking up in the morning and after an extended period of sitting down. Plantar fasciitis can turn into a chronic condition if left untreated. Plantar fasciitis can also cause hip, knee, and back problems because it can affect the way you walk.
Chiropractic care can help with the treatment of plantar fasciitis by performing various techniques, including:
- Stretches: Your chiropractor may perform certain movements and stretches to help reduce the pain and pressure you are feeling. Your chiropractor may start off doing the stretches with you but may also give you some options that you can do on your own while at home. Various massage techniques may also help.
- Adjustments: Your chiropractor may also perform adjustments to help you heal from plantar fasciitis. Adjustments can be performed to your ankles, spine, and feet. These techniques provide many benefits to reduce pain and pressure, so you can heal and relax.
- Night splint: You can also eliminate pain and pressure related to plantar fasciitis by wearing a splint while you sleep.
Plantar fasciitis may take several months to heal, but chiropractic care helps promote a speedy recovery, and you can expect to experience noticeable relief.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis and need treatment, give us a call here at Williams Chiropractic & Decompression Center, P.C., at (336) 299-3037 to schedule an appointment. We are located in Greensboro, NC. We will create a treatment plan that is customized and works best for you.