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Kick out Pain Caused from Plantar Fasciitis

Written By The Tri Doc on June 16, 2016

Suffering from plantar fasciitis can be extremely painful, but Wellness & Better Health Chiropractic has several treatment plans that can provide the relief you need. The condition strikes when the thick band that stretches across the bottom of the foot becomes irritated and swollen. The band, known as the plantar fascia, connects your toe bones to your heel bone and can become inflamed for a variety of reasons. Dr. John Tuggle has seen the condition in athletes, especially runners, as well as those who are overweight, pregnant, or spend a lot of time on their feet. Shoes that do not offer adequate support can also result in the painful foot ailment.

Cedar Park Chiropractor Care Can Get You Back on Your Feet

Our Cedar Park chiropractor offers treatment plans for an irritated plantar fascia that depend on the cause and can include a combination of techniques. If an uneven gait contributed to the problem, a misalignment of the spine may be to blame. We offer spinal adjustments that serve to realign the vertebrae as well as restore full functioning and proper gait. If overuse or extensive pressure on the feet has led to the condition, treatments can include a series of exercises designed to strengthen and stretch the area to stabilize your heel and ankle.

Lifestyle suggestions can also be part of our treatment plans. Dr. Tuggle may suggest home treatment remedies that can help alleviate the pain and swelling of the plantar fascia. These can include elevating your feet, applying ice, wrapping the affected area in supportive tape, or a temporary change in your routine until the condition heals. Switching to more supportive shoes or arch supports inside your existing shoes can also be helpful not only for the plantar fascia but for back pain, neck pain and knee pain caused by flat feet or an abnormal walking pattern.

Have you suffered from pain and swelling in the feet? What remedies helped?