The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, it causes a painful condition called plantar fasciitis. At Campion Chiropractic, serving College Station and Bryan, TX, our experts treat this condition and the pain associated with it.
Who Is at Risk for Plantar Fasciitis?
Although anyone can develop this condition, there are factors that can increase your risk of developing it.
- Age: This condition is most common in people between the ages of 40 and 60.
- Occupation: If your job requires you to stand on your feet for long periods of time, such as a factory worker, teacher, or a cashier, your risk increases.
- Exercise: Certain types of exercise can increase your risk of developing this condition. These include ballet dancing, aerobic dancing, and long-distance running.
- Your feet: If you have an abnormal walking pattern, flat feet, or high arches, your risk increases.
- Obesity: Excess weight puts excess strain on your plantar fascia, which can increase your risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis causes a stabbing pain on the bottom of your foot, close to the heel. The pain is often the worst when getting out of bed in the morning. The pain usually isn't bad while you are working out, but it becomes severe after.
Diagnosing Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis can be diagnosed during a physical exam. Our chiropractor will ask questions about your medical history and then check for areas of tenderness in the foot. The location of your pain can help confirm the diagnosis. Our goal is to find the root cause of your pain. Our chiropractor will look for any underlying conditions that could be causing your condition.
Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis
There are a few treatment options available for plantar fasciitis. When you are first diagnosed, our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan for you. Our methods are non-invasive and drug-free. This allows you to avoid risky surgeries and medications, which often come with side effects and can become addicting. Chiropractic care provides safer options that are long-lasting.
Our chiropractor may use one or a combination of the following methods to treat plantar fasciitis:
- Adjustments: Our chiropractor can perform an adjustment on your feet to alleviate pain. Our chiropractor will also adjust your spine to relive the pressure and correct your posture. Proper posture is vital in avoiding foot pain.
- Stretching and massaging: Massaging the painful area will provide pain relief and increase blood flow, which is essential for faster healing. Stretching and exercises will also aid in your recovery process.
- Cold laser therapy: This method provides pain relief and stimulates healing.
- Muscle stimulation: This technique uses electric currents to stimulate the muscles and prevent atrophy.
- Graston technique: This is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that alleviates pain and inflammation. This method is effective in treating chronic pain conditions.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Pain Relief
If you are experiencing the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, we can help. At Campion Chiropractic, serving Bryan and College Station, TX, we provide natural treatment solutions for plantar fasciitis. Call us today to schedule an appointment.