Plantar fasciitis is the most common factor of heel pain in the largest ligament in the body. The flat band of tissue called the plantar fascia stretches along the arch of the foot from the heel to the toes. Symptoms include heel or foot pain, tenderness, and stiffness.
The condition is most common among athletes or simply those on their feet a lot. It can occur in one or both feet. The condition is caused by repeated strain along the ligament that then turns to inflammation from small tears.
Most people with plantar fasciitis will notice pain when getting out of bed in the morning. This is due to the ligament shrinking during the night when the foot is relaxed and being stretched abruptly when waking up. When repeatedly applying pressure to the foot and arch, this will cause inflammation and possibly plantar fasciitis.
- Poor posture
- Excessive running
- Ill-fitting shoes
- High arches without support
Plantar fasciitis is diagnosed by a physical examination and a review of the history of the condition. Dr. Barringer will diagnose and find the best treatment option for you. Simple daily stretches will help alleviate the ligament pain over a long period of time. Metro Chiropractic can balance your body and adjust your posture to help with your plantar fasciitis pain. Active Release Technique (ART) is a way to strengthen and improve the plantar fascia muscle to leave you pain-free.
By not treating your plantar fasciitis over a long period of time, you could develop chronic heel pain. This could cause changes in the way that you walk and injuries to the rest of the body. If ignored, plantar fasciitis can also cause nerve damage in the foot or other areas of the body.
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis discomfort, contact us and learn how you can stop and prevent plantar fasciitis pain from hindering your daily life.