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Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Published by Dr. Alden Clendenin

Most people who feel acute pain in their heels don’t know that it could be Plantar Fasciitis. It is actually one of the most common forms of pain in the foot, leading to chronic or severe pain if not properly treated. Most of the time patients feel acute and throbbing pain when they begin to take their first steps each morning. As the day passes and the foot limbers up this pain slowly recedes, which is the deceptive nature of this medical condition. People begin to think that their condition is not serious since they don’t feel the pain all day, so they often leave it untreated.

Unfortunately, the actual condition remains and the pain soon returns, which one can feel after standing or seating for long hours. A thick band of tissue runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the toes with the heel bone. This is called the plantar fascia. Pain and inflammation of this band leads to acute pain in the heel and eventually to this serious condition. There are many causes for this, such as obesity, having tight calf muscles, flat feet or high arches, or wearing inappropriate shoes, which do not support the feet properly. This condition is common with runners and athletes who have to strain their feet more.

At times, the reason for the painful condition may not be as apparent to doctors, so they have to conduct a series of lab work and tests to get to the core of the matter. Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis in Chicago is offered by leading chiropractors that use spinal manipulations with naprapathy, physical therapy, and custom orthotics to help their patients. They also work hand in hand with podiatrists to ensure the best treatment options without unnecessary side effects, which often happens in traditional treatment forms. This is very handy for various sports related injuries that can lead to this condition.

Ignoring this problem can lead to severe foot, knee, hip, or back problems later on. This chronic heel pain will not only hinder all regular activities, but soon debilitate your entire life. It is imperative that you prevent any such thing from happening and make an appointment with your doctor right now. He or she will take into account your current lifestyle and your past medical history. By checking symptoms and asking you to walk, they will try to gauge the severity of the condition, likely verifying with an X-ray of the foot. Chicago Chiropractic and Sports Injury Centers can help you with your plantar fasciitis, as we work with both chiropractors and podiatrists to recommend the best treatment options.

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