Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The fascia connects the tissue that connects your heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of your foot.
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis are pain from:
- Climbing stairs
- Being on the bed
- Standing/sitting for long periods of time
There are many causes of Plantar Fasciitis, such as an increase in walking, running or physical activities, flat feet, over pronation or poor arch support. There are quite a few treatment options and no one option works best for everyone. Icing the area, reducing physical activities such as running and frequent calf stretching are common suggestions. Most medical doctors recommend a steroid shot. This may alleviate pain for a certain time period, but this is not a permanent solution. A chiropractor can help break up the inflammation by utilizing laser and soft tissue therapies such as ART or Tecnica Gavilan. If the cause is collapsed arches or flat feet then custom orthotics may be the best solution. Your chiropractor will not only be treating the pain, but the underlying structural problem. This will allow for proper healing and the prevention of future problems.