Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Specialist
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia of the foot. Chiropractic care can significantly reduce pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Dr. Palamone, at Palamone Chiropractic, can help those with plantar fasciitis in the Eldersburg, Maryland, area.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

by Chuck Palamone, DC

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis can start in several different ways:

  • Overuse, as with distance running without properly fitted shoes, foot bones that are out of place, or inadequate gait for a length of run time
  • Weight gain, obesity
  • Improper training techniques
  • Lack of mobility or slide between the skin, fat, fascia, and muscles in the foot

What are the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?

Symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis differ from person to person. The textbook plantar fasciitis symptom is heel pain. This is especially true when taking that first step in the morning when you get out of bed. It can also flare up when rising after sitting for some duration. Other symptoms include:

  • Stiffness and pain getting worse as the day progresses
  • Pain that gets worse when you climb stairs or stand on your toes
  • Pain after you stand for long periods
  • Pain at the beginning of exercise that gets better or goes away as exercise continues but returns when exercise is completed

Plantar fasciitis can be mistaken for other conditions with similar symptoms. This is why an examination by a professional is done to determine the cause and begin treatment.

How Does a Chiropractor Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

Chiropractic care focuses treatment on what is causing the condition in the first place. Once that reason has been diagnosed, there are many non-medication, nonsurgical approaches to treating plantar fasciitis. A chiropractor will readjust the small bones in the feet, while also performing soft tissue therapies, to reduce pain and solve the underlying problem. Manipulating the bones in the foot will achieve better motion between the layers of skin, fat, fascia, and muscle. Getting chiropractic treatment for plantar fasciitis should prevent future pain and injury by correcting the structural issue in your feet. You can make sure that the pain and injury do not happen again. Fascial movement taping may also be used to allow for healing response and to ensure movement. This is an ideal option for athletes or those in a physically demanding job.

If you have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, or believe that you might have it, call our team at Palamone Chiropractic today for help.

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