Are you feeling pain in your heel or across the bottom of your foot? Does the pain get worse after exercise? There's a good chance you're suffering from a common condition called plantar fasciitis. While this condition can be painful, it's also treatable. At Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center in Fresno, our chiropractic staff is experienced in helping our patients recover from plantar fasciitis.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes, along the bottom of the foot. This tissue, or fascia, supports the arch and sole of your foot. When there is a lot of pressure put on this area of the foot, small tears can form, resulting in pain and inflammation. This inflammation is known as plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis can present in different ways in different people. Many people with the condition notice a sharp pain through the heel. This pain is often at its worst first thing in the morning and after exercise. Movement tends to make the pain fade away.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
For most people, there is more than one factor causing their plantar fasciitis. Women are more likely to acquire the condition than men. People who spend much of their time standing up are at higher risk for plantar fasciitis due to the increase in pressure on their feet throughout the day. This is also true of people who are overweight or obese.
Shoe choice can also play a role. Those who regularly wear very thin, flat shoes, or high heeled shoes, are at a higher risk for plantar fasciitis. People who have flat feet or feet with an unusually high arch also need to be careful when it comes to shoe choice. Unsupportive shoes may cause plantar fasciitis as well.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Our chiropractic care clinic is here to help you find natural relief from plantar fasciitis. We'll use a variety of modalities of treatment, including corrective exercise and stretching, to strengthen and help heal your plantar fascia. We may also evaluate your gait as you walk or run to see if the way you move may be worsening your plantar fasciitis. We'll create a treatment plan unique to your needs to help you begin to heal. You may start to feel better after your first appointment, or it may take some time for you to find relief. We have professional custom made orthotic that can correct the alignment of the bones in the feet.
Call Our Fresno Chiropractic Care Center
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis pain, our chiropractor is here to help. Call Sunnyside Wellness & Chiropractic Center, serving the residents of Fresno and Clovis, at (559) 454-1000. We look forward to helping you heal.