Foot pain is frustrating, and it can limit your ability to do the activities that you love. One of the most common foot injuries is called plantar fasciitis. It's a foot condition characterized by pain in the bottom of the heel or foot. At Bluegrass Chiro in Elizabethtown and Winchester, KY, our chiropractors, Dr. Nicholas Fox and Dr. Potts, provide pain management options for plantar fasciitis.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a long and thin ligament that connects the heel to your foot. It can become damaged when there is too much pressure on the feet. High arches and flat feet also make you susceptible to plantar fasciitis. Additionally, repetitive high-impact activities, such as running, are also a cause of pain.
How Do I know if I Have the Condition?
The condition is usually characterized by heel stiffness and pain. The pain ranges from mild to severe, and it comes suddenly or develops over time. For example, you may notice the pain when you wake up in the morning or if your feet are stationary from sitting or driving.
When Should I Seek Treatment?
It is usually recommended that if the pain does not subside within a week of resting and icing the area, you should seek medical attention. Pain is chronic, and it generally worsens over time. A specialist from our team will examine your foot and leg to rule out any other causes of the pain.
How Can I Get Pain Relief?
There are a variety of treatment options for plantar fasciitis. Our chiropractor will advise you to keep the weight off of your affected foot as much as possible. We can use adjustments or soft tissue treatments to alleviate pain. Adjustments will alleviate pressure on the bottom of the foot. Our chiropractor can also give you a variety of stretches to help stretch the heels and arches of your feet. This will provide relief and help you heal.
Visit Our Chiropractors for Plantar Fasciitis Relief
At Bluegrass Chiro, our chiropractors, Dr. Fox and Dr. Potts, will diagnose your condition and provide pain relief. Serving Winchester and Elizabethtown, KY, our team provides personalized care to meet the needs of each patient. We will work to alleviate pain from plantar fasciitis and help your foot heal. Our chiropractors are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.