Genesis Chiropractic - Symptoms & Disorders - Extremities - Plantar Fasciitis

Salt Lake City & Holladay, Utah

Plantar Fasciitis

The condition Plantar Fasciitis accounts for approximately 80% of heel pain suffered by 2 million people. This connective tissue disorder is the result of inflammation of the soft tissue that runs from your heel bone to your toes. It makes walking a painful endeavor, and once you have it, it can get worse.

While chiropractic care cannot cure this condition, it can help ease the discomfort. Spinal adjustments will allow your body to be more balanced and take some of the pressure off of those ligaments that are affected.

If not treated, Plantar Fasciitis can leave you with chronic pain. It is best to address this condition in the early phases to avoid this. To get more information about Plantar Fasciitis treatments, please contact Dr. Tiffani Fries and Genesis Chiropractic.

What Can You Expect from Plantar Fasciitis Treatments?

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful connective tissue disorder that affects the bottom of your feet. Since it is so painful to walk on, this disorder will affect your gait. This can make it seem like you are off-balance.

While chiropractic treatments can bring you some degree of relief through improving your balance and gait, the only other relief that can be brought is through massage and helping you with your prescribed exercises.

What are the Benefits of Plantar Fasciitis Treatments?

There are several benefits of treating your plantar fasciitis through chiropractic means. These benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Correcting your gait. When plantar fasciitis flares, you tend to favor the painful foot. This can negatively affect your posture. Chiropractic adjustment can correct that.
  • Chiropractic treatment can address some of the causes of your plantar fasciitis, but we cannot directly work on the painful area. We can decrease your level of discomfort.
  • When you favor one foot, you can also put your body out of balance on a musculoskeletal level. Chiropractic adjustments can help you regain balance, making you feel better.
  • We can help you learn exercises and better habits to avoid future episodes of this condition. This will help your recovery go more smoothly.

Plantar Fasciitis Frequently Asked Questions

Traditional medical treatment includes custom inserts for your shoes that are called orthotics. These will help relieve the pressure from the pain in your heel. Physical Therapy is also a necessity to recover from this condition.

Risk factors for Plantar Fasciitis can include your age, your occupation if you are on your feet all day, your mode of exercise or chosen sport, obesity, and the general dynamics of your feet themselves. For example, people who are flat-footed or who have a high arch are both susceptible as the condition is aggravated by how your foot is and how you walk on it.

There is only one true symptom for this condition and that is intense pain in the heel and bottom of your foot. You may notice that the pain is more extreme when you first wake up in the morning, and eases up some as you move around normally with your day to day activities.

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