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Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain

Our primary goal is to address your hopes, wants, desires, and fears surrounding your pain by utilizing an advanced pain categorization system.

Our Chiropractic Treatment Approach Toward Plantar Fasciitis

At ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic, our emphasis is on classifying pain through an intricate science-based, categorization system and then directing to the appropriate healthcare provider. If your foot pain is within a category of our skillset, we start addressing the concern as soon as possible. To better help you understand your at-home exercises, we have created Video Programs. This allows you to take your health back into your own hands, being mobile with your rehab and recovery.

We work hard to educate you as a customer in understanding your pain to allow you to make the most informed decisions possible for yourself. Knowledge is power, and self-empowerment is our game.

Common Associated costs for Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis in the United States:

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

500 +
Ranges up to $10,000

Cortisone Shots for Plantar Fasciitis

100 +
Ranges up to $300

Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

50 +
Ranges up to $350 per visit

Heel Spur Removal Surgery

7000 +
typical cost for surgery

*It is important to note, many individuals must undergo rehabilitation services after a surgery. There is added time and expenses not calculated within cost of a surgery.

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Our In-person, Telehealth, and Video Programs are designed to directly target the problem at hand with the appropriate intervention led by our pain auditing system. This can drastically decrease your foot or plantar fasciitis recovery while eliminating the potential for undergoing expensive, time-consuming, invasive interventions.

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Common Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis Diagnoses for Which We Screen

These are a few common diagnoses we screen and treat for regarding foot pain and plantar fasciitis symptoms. This list is not exhaustive as many symptoms and concerns do not have great diagnoses.

  1. Heel Spur
  2. Severe’s Disease
  3. Plantar Fasciitis
  4. Myofascial Trigger Points
  5. Bruised Heel Pad
  6. Myalgia
  7. Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
  8. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  9. Metatarsalgia
  10. Sprain/Strain
  11. Low Back Radiculopathy

What Are Causes of Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis mainly occurs as the result of two distinct problems or dysfunctions: 1) shortened myofascia or 2) 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 Causes Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis?

What causes pain and what is the source of pain are two different matters. However, these two matters, conceptually, become jumbled up into one. We should always separate these two as they are profoundly different. Causes can be infinite. The way you think, feel, move, or rest may cause the pain. Therefore “causes of pain” may be infinite. However, the source of pain may be local to the place of pain, irritating local pain fibers, or much further away, resulting in the need for further investigation and categorization of the pain if long-lasting results, or results at all, are the desired outcome.

Plantar Fasciitis is often an improper diagnosis of a condition not known to the general population or within healthcare. Diagnosed Plantar Fasciitis is often calcification, or hardening, of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon underneath the plantar fascia. Most of the time, what we have clinically found to be true is, various myofascial units, when irritated, produce this referral pain merging on the bottom of the heel. This all can easily be treated without extensive intervention.

The Mechanical (Movement Pillar) Dynamics of the Foot

The foot complex is divided into 3 sections – rearfoot, midfoot, forefoot. Collectively, they function to produce an integrated triple arch with communication and myofascial support merging roughly in front of the ankle – relatively the shoelace position.

The collectivity of communication from the brain, myofascial support, and boney alignment/support maintains the arches through standing, walking, running, and jumping. Above the heel bone lies the talus. This bone has no ligamentous attachments to it for support. It works like a ball bearing to provide gliding movement of the shin on the foot or vice versa.

The foot often coincides with the hip. We can never prove which came first – the chicken or the egg – however they often go hand in hand. The foot can become overstressed to accommodate for the lack of stability in the hip or vice versa.

When a local problem is determined to be a local cause, it can be due to an imbalance of soft-tissue structures. This requires mobilization and release of tight structures in addition to strengthening weak or inhibited structure of the painful joint as well as the joints above and below.

Classic 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.

Respecting Your Finances

By offering our various programs we can quickly assess and test what is driving your symptoms and in turn providing quick options for care. Because of this, we will not only speed up recovery, but decrease overall expenses.

Is Foot Pain a Foot Problem?

25 %
of foot pain is originating within the spine

According to the Extremity Pain of Spinal Source (EXPOSS) study, 29% of foot pain is originating within the spine.1 This means, if a healthcare provider is not assessing the spine as the source of the problem, he or she only has a starting point of a 71% chance of success. Big picture, foot pain does not always mean foot problem and the research supports this statement.

The Extra Professional Touch to Your Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

If there are specific services local to where you live, we will help direct you to those services if needed. By using us as your portal of entry contact to your health, we can be a non-biased party, providing only the best science-backed information on self-care, in-office care, nutritional advice, supplementation, and accessory gear. Our emphasis is on getting you to do what you need to do to liberate you from a system – the healthcare system.

Our Favorite Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis Products

ToePro – Calf Raises

ToePro – Calf Raises

Sesamoiditis Pad

Sesamoiditis Pad

Inside Arch Support

Inside Arch Support

Outside Arch Support

Outside Arch Support

Strassburg Sock

Strassburg Sock

Sorbothane Insoles

Sorbothane Insoles

Content written by Dr. Keith Sparks, DC | Masters In Gait; Current Concepts in Human Locomotion & Running Injuries
Content reviewed by Dr. Rachel Sparks, DC | Masters In Gait; Current Concepts in Human Locomotion & Running Injuries

View Citations and References

1 Rosedale R, Rastogi R, Kidd J, Lynch G, Supp G, Robbins SM. A study exploring the prevalence of Extremity Pain of Spinal Source (EXPOSS). J Man Manip Ther. 2020;28(4):222-230. doi:10.1080/10669817.2019.1661706

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Contact Us with Further Questions

If you are in the Wichita, KS, area and are having frustrations, complications, or stagnant results with care, then contact us for in-person help with our unique healthcare approaches. If you are not within the greater Wichita, KS metro, we have created amazing Telehealth and Video Programs to provide you the same high-quality care. Contact our professional chiropractic staff at our East Wichita clinic or West Wichita clinic about possible treatments for your muscle, joint, nutrition, and health-related concerns today.

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