Plantar Fasciitis Treatment at Campion Chiropractic in College Station, Texas
Pain stabs through your feet with every step, radiating from your heel along the bottom of your foot. Doctors say it can take six months to heal if you stay off of it, but is that really the best solution? Dr. Sehorn treat many cases similar to this by using a multi-pronged approach. The aim is to give short term pain relief quickly and, in the longer term, fix the underlying problem.
Stretching, Massage & Therapies
Your plantar fascia is connective tissue at the bottom of the foot. This tissue can tighten up and become inflamed if it’s put under too much stress. This makes it hurt more and tighten up even further in an unpleasant cycle. The most common cause for Plantar Fasciitis is overuse/ overexertion along with pronation problems in one or both feet. This is most commonly known as “FLAT FEET or Fallen Arches”.
Stretching and massaging this tissue makes it relax. This may not be the most comfortable thing at the moment, but it offers profound pain relief. Dr. Sehorn can perform Myofascial stretching to your foot and explain how to stretch and massage yourself. In addition, ultrasound, E- stim and cold laser therapy allow for a faster healing process. These therapies are often recommended to do in combinations to keep your pain at bay and encourage the healing process. We have the technology to provide a foot scan on every new patient we see at our office to evaluate any abnormal mechanics in patient’s feet that can be the cause of Plantar Fasciitis. From this digital foot scan, we can order the correct Custom Orthotic to address your needs.
Postural and Foot Adjustments
Once your pain is under control, the chiropractic team will look into fixing the underlying problem that has caused your plantar fasciitis. One common factor besides Flat Feet or fallen arches is poor posture.
Fallen arches cause rotation inward of your foot, which cause your knee to rotate inward which in turn causes your pelvis to be unleveled. This in turn causes imbalances in your alignment in your low back, mid back and neck contributing to poor posture.
A healthy spine and good mechanics in your feet needs to be in balance in every dimension. Slouching or slumping throws that balance off and causes some parts of your body to work harder than they should. This can lead to problems along your spine, hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
Chiropractic adjustments to both feet and your spine can help, along with counseling on how to improve and maintain your posture. This can also include practicing a proper technique for walking, lifting heavy objects, and other daily tasks. Finally, our chiropractic team may check that you balance your weight properly, not too far forward or backward.
Strengthening the Posterior Chain
Many people, especially those with desk jobs, have weakness along the posterior chain. This can lead to poor posture or balance. Weak muscles also force your connective tissue to work hard and possibly get injured. Our chiropractic team may recommend exercises to strengthen your back, glutes, hamstrings, and calves. A few minutes of targeted exercises can make a dramatic difference in health issues like plantar fasciitis.
Chiropractic Pain Relief in College Station, TX
Campion Chiropractic is your ally in the fight against stubborn and painful plantar fasciitis. Call us today at (979) 693-6500 to make an appointment. We’ll evaluate you and come up with a treatment plan to get you back to pain-free mobility. Free consultation available at no charge to you! We are here to help!