Alpine Chiropractic

Plantar Fasciitis

August 25, 2017   •   James Hoffman

Can Chiropractic help with plantar fasciitis?

Yes, it can!

What is plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is the ligament, or flat band of tissue, which connects your heel bone to your toes. It provides support for the arch of your foot. When this ligament is strained it can become weak, swollen, and irritated. This inflammation is called plantar fasciitis.

What are the common symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

      The most common symptom is pain on taking your first steps in the morning. The pain and stiffness typically decreases after that, but can increase as the day goes on.

Who typically gets plantar fasciitis?

Although it typically affects middle-aged people, it can occur in younger people who are on their feet a lot.

How can chiropractic help?

We can adjust your ankles and feet. We can also show you how to stretch the plantar fascia to prevent problems and you how to ice to relieve inflammation that you may be experiencing.

What could happen if I don’t treat my plantar fasciitis?

   Untreated plantar fasciitis could lead to bone spurs on the heel or ball of your foot.

 

Please feel free to talk to Dr. McAlpine or Dr. Hoffman about your questions at your next visit!

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