Not everyone knows its official name (Plantar Fasciitis), but nearly everyone feels heel pain at some point. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed. So, if you have sharp pain in the heel or bottom of your foot, it’s time to see your chiropractor. There are many conservative treatments available to get you, well, comfortably back on your feet.
Odd Name, Common Problem
If you do have plantar fasciitis, you’re not alone. Approximately two million patients are treated for this musculoskeletal condition every year. According to the Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine, “Plantar fasciitis is one of the common causes of heel pain and a common musculoskeletal problem often observed by clinicians. Numerous options are available in treating plantar fasciitis conservatively.”
What’s Plantar Fasciitis Feel Like?
Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include
Interestingly, after a few minutes of walking, the pain may decrease because walking stretches the fascia. Often, the pain returns after spending long periods of time upright.
Conservative Treatments Your Chiropractor May Recommend
If a chiropractor’s comprehensive physical examination reveals a plantar fasciitis diagnosis, a variety of conservative treatment methods are available, including
Chiropractic Is an Excellent First Step
Of course, not every case of the heel or foot pain means plantar fasciitis. Count on your doctor of chiropractic to assess foot injuries and pain carefully to assure you of an accurate diagnosis. A chiropractic exam includes
Finally, if it’s determined your foot problem is something a chiropractor cannot treat, your chiropractor will refer you to an appropriate medical professional.
CUKC Chiropractic Health Center
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), founded in 1922, is a private, nonprofit, chiropractic and health science-focused university in Overland Park, Kansas. The CUKC on-campus Chiropractic Health Center is open to the public and treats patients from Kansas City’s 15-county metro area. Our goal is to provide care and solutions for a better, more productive life for our patients.