What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?
Heel pain in adults is often the result of plantar fasciitis. Obesity is a common cause of plantar fasciitis. However, other patients can also experience this condition. For example, prolonged standing or running contributes to biomechanical overuse that leads to plantar fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis typically presents as stabbing, shooting or burning pain that starts at the heel. However, it can also manifest in the arch or the entire bottom of the foot. It is generally much more painful in the morning upon getting out of bed or after periods of non-weightbearing rest, like prolonged sitting. Symptoms can be constant and persist throughout the day.
Many common treatments don’t work because they do not address the actual cause. The cause is often a combination of several issues, including excess body weight, leg length deficiency, over pronation, improver movement of foot joints or dysfunction in the joints in the foot and/or ankle.
To properly treat plantar fasciitis, you need a proper diagnosis from Broomfield Spine + Injury.
How is Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosed?
We begin each new patient visit with a free consultation to obtain a detailed patient history and discuss your main concerns. If chiropractic care can help, Dr. Manteris will perform testing and a thorough examination. He rule out other conditions that cause similar symptoms. These include: Tarsal tunnel syndrome, stress fracture of the heel bone, neuropathy from diabetes, pinched nerve or a tumor.
We then review the symptoms and pain to determine if they fall in line with the typical plantar fasciitis symptoms. 70% of people with plantar fasciitis just have symptoms of one foot.
Once Dr. Manteris confirms the diagnosis, he creates a customized treatment plan to correct the issues. The goal is pain elimination and restored function.
How is Plantar Fasciitis Treated with Chiropractic Care?
Treatments at Broomfield Spine + Injury include:
- Screen for and correct leg length deficiency
- Correct the dysfunction in the foot and ankle and prescribe custom orthotics
- Use soft tissue mobilization techniques to promote healing of the plantar fascia and balance muscle function from the foot up the kinematic chain
- Counseling and easy to use strategies for weight control
If you seek treatment outside of chiropractic care, you may run into other common treatments that experience poor outcomes. These include: NSAIDs, steroid injections, surgical release (Plantar Fasciotomy) and night splinting. We do not recommend these treatment options due to the ineffective outcomes.
We use chiropractic adjustments along with IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), therapeutic exercise and behavior modifications as an effective way to eliminate pain and restore your quality of life. Pain from plantar fasciitis can keep you from normal activities. We want to bring lasting healing through customized treatment.
Broomfield Spine + Injury – Effective Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
At Broomfield Spine + Injury, we want you to live a pain free life without dependence on drugs. That’s why we prioritize patient care, quality treatments and excellent communication. You don’t need to suffer. Chiropractic care provides effective plantar fasciitis treatment.