Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis in Ft Myers and Naples, FL
At Jason B. Kaster Chiropractic Clinic, we utilizes different techniques and treatment alternatives that can be used to aid in relieving Plantar Fasciitis pain and its associated symptoms.
Can a chiropractor help with plantar fasciitis?
Yes! Chiropractic adjustments of your feet and appropriate lifestyle modifications can help restore function and relieve pain.
Jason B. Kaster encourages his clients to take a holistic approach to their health–which means treating the whole body, by diagnosing, and correcting the structural, and nutritional imbalances within the body.
By focusing on the underlying cause of your plantar fasciitis pain, he’s able to correct the root of the problem.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. It’s associated with pain in the bottom of the foot, particularly near the heel. It causes inflammation to the thick band of tissue at the bottom of the foot that connects to the heel bone up to the toes.
Stabbing pain normally occurs in the morning after waking while taking those few steps, but gradually decreases the moment you engage more movements. There are also cases where the pain re-occurs due to prolonged walking or standing. Among the individuals affected with plantar fasciitis are running athletes, obese people and those wearing shoes without enough support.
Common symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- The pain associated to plantar fasciitis is described as a sharp pain or dull ache. This ache tends to worsen after getting out of bed or prolonged periods of standing or exercise. One of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis is “morning heel pain”. The discomfort can be reduced when the person starts to walk. The fascia “warms up” and lengthens slightly. In the process, the tension on the ligament is reduced, resulting in less pain.
- Sharp pain in the bottom of the heel while some feel pain around the bottom mid area of the foot.
- Heel stiffness can be felt while climbing stairs
- Burning sensation starting at the bottom and extending outward towards the heel area
- Heel pain after exercising
- Pain is usually felt in the morning as you take the first few steps
- Increased inflammation and swelling in the heel
What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
- There are many factors that may cause the development of plantar fasciitis. When a person is walking with normal step, the plantar fascia ligament stretches as the foot strikes the ground.
- Faulty foot mechanics
- Abnormal inward twisting of the foot (pronation)
- High arches\bone spurs
- Tight tendons along the back of the heel (Achilles tendon)
- Tight calves
- Excessive running
- Prolonged standing
- Natural process of aging
- Wearing shoes that are too soft and with no arch support
- Foot problems such as flat feet or high arches
However, when an individual walks with abnormal step (or puts repetitive pressure on the heel), the plantar fascia ligament is stretched irregularly. Stress is created, which may at some point induce small tears. In turn, these small tears could eventually lead to inflammation of the fascia ligament (plantar fasciitis).
The following are common causes of plantar fasciitis:
Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
- Conservative treatments help with the disabling pain. Initially, patient-directed treatments consisting of rest, activity modification, icing feet, and stretching techniques can be tried for several weeks. If heel pain persists, Dr. Kaster can help.
- Night splints
- Heel cups/pads
Chiropractic plantar fasciitis treatment is one of the best treatments to resolve the growing pain of a person with plantar fasciitis. In fact, it can be combined with other forms of non-invasive treatments for optimal results, such as:
Ninety percent of patients will improve with these conservative techniques.
Dr. Jason B. Kaster Chiropractic Clinics of Ft Myers and Naples, FL, use these techniques to stop spinal nerve disruptions, which can optimize your body’s ability for healing. For more information on how we can help you visit our sitemap and information sections.
Chiropractic Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
- The benefits of chiropractic treatment for plantar fasciitis are plentiful.
- Promotes relaxation
- Allows the healing process
- Effective pain management
- Minimize risk of injury
Chiropractic is considered to be an effective alternative treatment for plantar fasciitis pain due to the following beneficial effects:
When a ligament is inflamed or put under a lot of stress, tears around the tissue could lead to plantar fasciitis. Chiropractic care provides accurate approach to take away that pressure or stress and promote relaxation to the affected area.
Another advantage of this type of treatment is it allows the healing process to take place in the foot. Dr. Kaster may recommend special exercise routines that will stretch the ligament and fast track the healing.
Chiropractic is also proven to be effective in helping a patient with plantar fasciitis manage pain. With spinal adjustments, this allows improved communication between the brain and the nerves, thereby instructing the central nervous system to function well.
With the complete alignment of the body during a chiropractic session, it allows the patient’s body to realign, allowing him or her to walk and stand without pain and along the process minimize occurrence of further harm or injury.
Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL and Naples, FL
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers and Naples, can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions.
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