Plantar Faciitis Foot Pain Treatment with our Chiropractor in Birmingham
If you are suffering from a bout of foot pain, and heel pain, in particular, you may be experiencing plantar fasciitis. At Back on Track Chiropractic, we can help you figure out the source of your pain and come up with the right foot pain treatment for your condition. Regardless of the cause of your pain, our caring chiropractor, Dr. Scott Duca, along with the rest of our staff, is here to get to the bottom of the issue and do our best to help with your condition.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis and Why Does It Cause Heel Pain?
Plantar fasciitis is a foot disorder that results in varying degrees of heel pain. The disorder occurs due to regular sessions of prolonged standing, walking, running, or anything that keeps you on your feet for long durations. The ligaments, or plantar fascia, that connect the bones that stretch across the bottom of your feet—from your heels to your toes—suffer micro-tears, scarring, and the deterioration of collagen, which keeps your ligaments flexible. As you might imagine, when these ligaments become compromised in any of the aforementioned ways, it can lead to serious problems and varying degrees of heel pain.
Following are a few additional risk factors for plantar fasciitis:
- Your feet roll inward, or pronate, when you walk.
- You either have high arches or flat feet.
- You carry extra weight.
- Your shoes do not fit properly or you have outworn them.
- You have tight calf muscles or Achilles' tendons.
- You lead a sedentary lifestyle.
- You suffer from bone spurs.
Are You Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis?
To determine the type of foot pain treatment we can offer you, we need to first diagnose your condition. During your first visit with us, we will ask you the following questions about your heel pain to help determine whether you suffer from plantar fasciitis:
- Have you recently increased your physical activity, or did you recently start a new job that keeps you on your feet?
- Is your foot pain intense when you first get out of bed or stand up, becoming less intense after you take a few steps?
- Do your feet hurt after standing for a long time?
We may also perform ultrasound imaging to help rule out conditions like osteoarthritis and heel pad syndrome to narrow the possibilities to plantar fasciitis.
Foot Pain Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
We often use active relief therapy (ART) as a primary foot pain treatment for plantar fasciitis. This type of massage therapy allows us to gently break up fibrous lesions that cause your foot pain. We will also teach you foot and toe exercises and stretches to help further break up the painful lesions.
Visit Back On Track Chiropractic Today
If your plantar fasciitis is putting a crimp in your lifestyle, Dr. Scott Duca and his staff at Back on Track Chiropractic are here to help you get the foot pain treatment you need to start recovery. To schedule an appointment with us today, call 205-623-5782.