Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis Treatment at Our Chiropractor in Solon
Foot pain, including the pain of plantar fasciitis, affects your entire body and overall health if the condition is not promptly and effectively treated. Plantar fasciitis brings the heel pain first thing in the morning, as you step out of bed, which may continue at varying levels of intensity throughout the day, depending upon your activities.
Foot pain affects your gait and can throw your body off balance, spawning a whole continuum of damage. Your posture can be affected and strength on one side of the body may be compromised as you favor a painful leg and foot. You may suffer from plantar fasciitis in both feet at once, as well.
What is a Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a tough length of connective tissue, stretching from the heel of the foot and under the middle bones that support your arch. The plantar fascia has to be tough because its function is to absorb the shock that occurs every time you take a step to stand, walk or run. When the fascia becomes strained, irritated and inflamed, you’ve got plantar fasciitis. Dr. Randy Reed, D.C. can help you walk without pain once again.
Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Our plantar fasciitis chiropractor in Solon Ohio sees the following common causes (and risk factors) of the condition in our local patients:
- Repetitive stress, overuse and repeated small injuries to the plantar fascia.
- Being involved in sports such as running, dancing, gymnastics, volleyball and similar activities.
- Having high foot arches.
- Walking in an overpronated manner. Pronation is a normal stage in taking each step when walking. Overpronation, where your ankle bends or rolls inward (sometimes called walking "flat footed") is harmful.
- Wearing shoes without proper heel cushioning and arch support--or old running shoes that no longer provide support.
- Being overweight.
- Skipping the stretching exercises before running. (Working out with tight calves.)
- Exercising on hard surfaces too often.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Aching, stabbing foot pain, on the sole of the foot and beneath your heel. The most commonly painful spot is just in front of the heel bone.
- Foot pain that is a most intense first thing in the morning, as soon as you put weight on your feet.
- Pain that increases when walking or standing for long periods.
- Pain that worsens with sudden stretchings, such as when going up stairs.
What Helps Ease the Pain when You're Out and About?
- Gentle stretching exercises for the foot and heel can ease the pain for a time.
- Resting your feet also helps diminish pain from plantar fasciitis.
How Chiropractic Care Helps Plantar Fasciitis
If you need plantar fasciitis treatment, we offer a wide range of holistic, natural therapies to relieve your pain and help prevent your condition from worsening or returning. Plantar fasciitis treatment may include:
- Chiropractic adjustments to help correct misalignments in the foot that may cause over pronation and plantar fasciitis.
- Corrective exercises to strengthen the muscles in the legs, calves, and feet to prevent further injury.
- Custom orthotics to balance your weight properly and give you the support required to walk without pain and even improve your posture.
- Lifestyle and nutritional advice, which can help you develop beneficial habits like eating right, losing weight or stretching before you exercise.
- Massage therapy for pain relief and to promote healing of soft tissues in the foot.
- And more.
Contact Our Plantar Fasciitis Chiropractor in Solon Ohio Today!
Dr. Randy Reed, D.C. and his team at Reed Chiropractic Clinic provide effective and focused treatment for your foot pain and plantar fasciitis. We offer personalized chiropractic care that helps improve your overall quality of life. Contact us today at (440) 248-2866.