Plantar Fasciitis – How can we help?

Plantar FasciitisYes Chiropractors treat feet as well!!!  But what is Plantar Fasciitis?

Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, it’s easy to see how most of us will have some type of foot pain at some point in our lives. Plantar Fasciitis is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic treatment.

Plantar Fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is inflammation of the fibrous tissue (plantar fascia) along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. This condition can cause intense heel pain and is one of the most common causes of heel pain!

So How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?

Chiropractic care is a very effective treatment for Plantar Fasciitis as well as the pain that is caused by the condition.  Treatment involves a very precise technique that involves adjustments to the feet and ankles as well as spinal alignment.

Below are three benefits of Chiropractic treatment for this condition.

Reduced stress on the joints of the foot

When the bones of the foot do not function correctly, the tissues in the foot become tight and it can cause tiny tears that can bring about this very painful condition. This often leads to ongoing pain and inflammation if left untreated. Over a series of visits, a chiropractor is able to adjust the foot and heel allowing the muscles and ligaments to start to relax, which in return, promotes healing and reduces the risk of dealing with the condition again later on.

Home exercises to promote healing

Part of chiropractic care for Plantar Fasciitis includes a regular recommendation of exercises that stretches and heals the plantar fascia as well as secondary affected areas. These exercises and stretches not only help the current condition but can be beneficial in preventing future recurrences of it.

Helps to minimize secondary injuries due to compensation

People suffering from this condition frequently adapt their gait to avoid painful steps, causing stress and weight to fall on other parts of the feet, ankles, and joints. This may eventually cause issues with strained muscles and sore joints. Chiropractic treatment not only deals with the symptoms, but treats the root of the problem.

Should you require any further information or would like to speak to a member of our team please call us on: Hitchin 01462 420077 or Luton 01582 579687, alternatively e-mail us on: hitchin@healesclinics.com or luton@healesclinics.com


Peter Heale Chiropractor in Hitchin and LutonFrom the team at Heale's Chiropractic Clinics
Over 30 years of helping people in Hitchin and Luton and the surrounding areas of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

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