Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain Relief from Your Atlanta Chiropractor
Those first steps each morning can prove excruciating if you suffer from plantar fasciitis. You might be surprised to learn that this foot condition accounts for around 80 percent of heel pain. Our Atlanta chiropractor provides patients in our Century Center Chiropractic practice with relief from this disorder and other foot pain using natural, non-surgical treatments.
Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain Overview
Pain in the bottom of your foot and around your heel is characteristic of plantar fasciitis. It gets worse when you step on your foot after being on an extended rest, such as sleeping at night. Additional pain occurs when you bend your toes and your foot upward, toward the shin.
Since this condition develops slowly, many sufferers assume pain is due to another ailment and ignore seeking treatment. The disorder occurs when the ligaments that connect with bones in your foot develop tiny tears, scarring, and deterioration of collagen. You might also be at risk for chronic pain in your heel if you have these risk factors:
- Prolonged periods standing
- Increased exercise
- Being obese
- Flat feet
- Bone spurs
- A sedentary lifestyle
- High foot arches
Other causes of foot pain that our doctor of chiropractic commonly sees include:
- Metatarsalgia is pain in the ball of your foot linked to loss of padding on the sole or from overuse of feet.
- Pinched nerve/tarsal tunnel syndrome creates a shooting, burning pain coming from inside your ankle and running to the sole and the arch of your foot because of nerve entrapment.
- Arthritis causes cartilage breakdown resulting in chronic pain and limited foot mobility.
- Tendonitis occurs when tendons that anchor your muscles to bones become stretched or overused during physical activity.
Treatment Options from Our Atlanta Chiropractor
Chiropractors distinguish plantar fasciitis from similar disorders based on a patient’s description of symptoms and images created by ultrasound. After an exam, our Atlanta chiropractor develops a customized treatment plan for each patient that typically includes a combination of therapies.
When pain is due to soft tissue damage, our doctor assesses the texture, tightness, and mobility of the tissue by exerting hand pressure on it. The active release technique is a kind of massage used to break up fibrous lesions responsible for pain. Our chiropractor uses stretching hand motions that cause the lesions to release.
Our practice also prescribes calf and toe stretch to help fibrous lesions disintegrate, reduce foot pain, and boost the range of motion. Patients can perform them at home in addition to any therapy performed in our practice or any other treatments our chiropractor recommends.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Atlanta Chiropractor Today!
Is foot or heel pain interfering with your daily activities and even your lifestyle? Our Atlanta Chiropractor, Dr. Jared Simon, provides effective treatment using natural therapies. Call us at Century Center Chiropractic at (404) 634-1669 to schedule a consultation and start on your path to pain-free living and regaining the lifestyle you really love.