Treating Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis can be a miserable condition, especially when you enjoy being active or you work on your feet. Stabbing pain can make walking unbearable at times, and it can make sufferers feel hopeless. If you live in Los Angeles and are experiencing the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact our team at SoCal Neck & Back and Injury Center to schedule an appointment.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
There is a thick band that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting your heels to your toes. This is called the plantar fascia. Its purpose is to protect the nerves, tendons, muscles, and ligaments that help the foot function as it should.
As this band is made up of tissue, it can become inflamed. This is known as a condition referred to as plantar fasciitis. While anyone can experience this inflammation, it typically occurs in people who are overweight, does not wear supportive shoes, or partake in activities such as long-distance running. When the band becomes inflamed, it can create pain in your heel and all along the foot. Many people feel the symptoms more when first waking up in the morning or after exercise.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Not every chiropractor treats plantar fasciitis, but those who do can help you achieve great results through a variety of treatments. One treatment is a spinal adjustment. Sometimes, if there is a misalignment in the spine, you may put more of your weight on one foot than the other. This can cause inflammation in the plantar fascia. A spinal adjustment can help address this issue.
Spinal adjustments are not the only type of adjustment that can address plantar fasciitis. Adjustments to the knees, ankles, and feet can be performed to help as well. We can also guide you through specific stretches to help alleviate tension in the bottom of the foot. By learning these exercises and knowing when to complete them, you can greatly reduce your symptoms.
You might need to make a few changes in your daily life. If weight is contributing to your condition, we can recommend nutritional and exercise changes. You might need specific types of shoes or orthotic devices to alleviate the pain. Adjusting your work habits can also play a vital role. After your evaluation, we will discuss changes you can make at home or work to help address your plantar fasciitis.
Find Relief from Plantar Fasciitis in Los Angeles, CA
If you are tired of suffering from plantar fasciitis, it is time to make an appointment at SoCal Neck & Back and Injury Center. Call our team today at (323) 375-5147 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.