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Plantar Fasciitis Pain? Go See Your Chiropractor

Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition that just around 10% of the population will suffer from during their lifetimes.

It is an inflammation of the band of thick soft tissue on the bottom of your foot known as the plantar fascia. It is sometimes called “heel pain syndrome”.

The plantar fascia is a shock absorber that helps support the arch of your foot by connecting the heel bone to the toes. It’s amazing to think about, but on an average day, your feet absorb about as much weight as a fully loaded cement truck.

When the stress levels on that tissue increase, it can lead to micro-tears that can eventually develop into a painful feeling of walking on broken glass.

How Chiropractic May Be Able to Help

The structural fractures can lead to misalignment of the bones in the foot and heel causing stress on the ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the foot. When the soft tissue’s position and length are altered, it becomes more prone to inflammation and damage.

What Helps?

If you have plantar fasciitis, custom-fit orthotics are a must-have. They can make a world of difference.

It is important to note that not all orthotics are created equal. Clinical studies have proven that there’s a great difference between the flexible Foot Levelers custom orthotics that we prescribe at Kaster Chiropractic and rigid orthotics or generic inserts that simply provide cushioning.

Hard rigid orthotics are typically tossed out quickly by most people. They provide support, but they are not comfortable which can lead to even more pain.

At Kaster Chiropractic, we can provide you with a quick foot scan and custom-fit orthotics that are designed to address your arches.

The biomechanics of how we move is often overlooked in healthcare. The fact is if we are out of alignment on a continual basis, much like driving with worn tires on your car, parts will experience unnecessary wear and tear which can lead to breakdown and disease.

Maintaining proper alignment starts with your feet. What you put on them is important. You can buy the very best sneakers and shoes but if they are not customized to counteract balance on your body, in particular, you can still develop issues.

The causes of altered biomechanics can range from pronated feet / flat-footed / collapsed arches which cause an altered gait, degenerative scoliosis, teenage scoliosis, trauma, asymmetrical muscle imbalance, altered gait from secondary to a primary knee, and even hip problems.

Getting back in balance by way of regular chiropractic treatments is incredibly beneficial, but there is more you can do on your own every single day with no effort.

Come in and let Dr. Kaster scan your feet with the Foot Levelers state-of-the-art foot scan and create a pair of custom shoe inserts to be worn daily in your sneakers and or shoes.

Call us at 239-332-2555 to schedule your appointment with Kaster Chiropractic and Associates in Fort Myers, Florida.

Treating Patients in the Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Surrounding Areas Since 2003
With Musculoskeletal Conditions & Other Conditions Requiring Chiropractic Care