There are many conditions our chiropractor can treat. One of those conditions is plantar fasciitis. This common condition causes a lot of discomfort when walking or standing, and can make getting around difficult and frustrating. Fortunately, Armeli Chiropractic can help. If you're in the Mendota Heights area and struggling with pain in your feet, contact us for help and treatment. There's no reason to go around in pain or limit the things you want to do when help is available.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia connects your toes to your heel. It's a band of connective tissue running along the bottom of your foot. Not only does it help absorb shock when you walk or run, but it also supports the arch of your foot. When this tissue becomes inflamed, it causes plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can be very painful, with the most common symptom being a shooting or stabbing pain in or near the heel. Some of the main causes of this problem include:
- The type of foot structure (high arches are more at risk)
- The kinds of shoes commonly worn
- How much walking or running a person does
- The type of walking or running surface
Plantar fasciitis symptoms are often worse in the morning. While it can get better during the day, it can still cause discomfort at any time. Most cases don't require surgery, and can be treated in other ways. A chiropractor can help treat this condition.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
The best way to keep plantar fasciitis from recurring is to avoid the things that cause it. However, sometimes that's just not possible. If you work a physically active job you really need or enjoy, you may not be able to do something different for a living. You also can't change the structure of your foot, and if you have high arches you'll need to be more careful to keep plantar fasciitis at bay.
When you work with our chiropractor, you can find ways to protect your feet and keep them healthy. Our chiropractor can gently manipulate the bones and joints in the foot and ankle, to reduce the strain on the plantar fascia and allow it to heal from inflammation. That can reduce pain and make it easier to get back to living life.
Contact Us for Treatment Today
If you're in the Mendota Heights area and in need of a chiropractor to help with plantar fasciitis, contact us at Armeli Chiropractic today. We want to help reduce your discomfort, and get you back to walking and moving freely again.