Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

What are the Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis?

Nearly 10% of the American population will experience plantar fasciitis at some point in their life. While you may not have heard of this condition previously, it can become debilitating for patients.

The plantar facia is a flat tendon that covers the bottom of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of this connective tissue that affects more than a million people each year. Of this number only two-thirds of patients seek care from a physician.

People with a BMI at or above 30 are at a greater risk for plantar fasciitis. This condition has a high correlation with obesity.

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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.

Contact Broomfield Spine + Injury to schedule a free consultation to address plantar fasciitis pain