Plantar Fasciitis Causes and Chiropractic Treatment Options
Content reviewed by Dr. Rachel Sparks, DC
What are Causes of Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis mainly occurs as the result of two distinct problems or dysfunctions; shortened myofascia or over-stretched myofascia. Plantar Fasciitis is often a collective diagnosis incorporating any pain with the bottom of the foot created by the plantar fascia, plantar aponeurosis, quadratus plantae, and flexor digitorum brevis. Depending on the tissue irritated and dysfunction classification, treatment procedures for a successful outcome are very different.
What are Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?
Classic symptoms of plantar fasciitis include pain and discomfort with taking the first few steps in the morning or after prolonged periods of sitting. Symptoms are usually local to the bottom of the foot near the calcaneus or heel bone. Symptoms often dissipate after walking, massaging, or mobilizing the bottom of the foot for a few minutes.
Consult our Doctors if the Following Occur:
- Shooting electrical sensations
- Weakness, numbness, burning sensations
- Pins and needles
- Pain with walking after prolonged periods of sitting or sleeping
Our Chiropractic Treatment Approach Toward Plantar Fasciitis:
At ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic, we focus on treating the symptoms and root cause of your pain. The body is a dynamic, mobile structure and must be assessed and treated as such to create successful long-term outcomes. We employ the best scientific, evidence-based, treatment procedures using a combination of chiropractic manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitative exercises. Surrounding all joints, there must be a balance between tension and compression of the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and fascia; when pain is present, it is due to an imbalance of these structures. This requires mobilization and release of tight structures, in addition to strengthening weak or inhibited structures of the painful joint(s) as well as the joint(s) above and the joint(s) below. Plantar fasciitis is often the consequence of improper lower extremity movement dynamics. Our doctors focus on a comprehensive approach geared toward lasting results.