Getting Care for Plantar Fascia Pain

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Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation or damage to the plantar fascia, which is a large tendon that runs along the length of your foot. A chiropractor near you can provide relief of plantar fascia pain using natural, holistic pain management techniques and chiropractic care treatments. Your chiropractor may recommend a combination of treatments, including soft tissue manipulation, physical therapy, inflammation treatment, orthotics, and bracing.

The ligament that connects your toes to your heel bones on each foot is called the plantar fascia. If this ligament is strained, it can lead to swelling, stiffness, and pain in the heel, a condition called plantar fasciitis. This condition is the most common cause of heel pain, and it’s often the result of flat feet, high arches, overuse, or rolling the feet inward when walking. If you’re diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, then your doctor may recommend physical therapy for your plantar fascia pain.

Your physical therapist can help you reduce your plantar fascia pain by teaching you stretches and strengthening exercises. During a session, your physical therapist may also evaluate your foot and leg alignment to determine if this may be the source of your pain. If you have an alignment problem, then wearing heel lifts or orthotics may be incorporated into your treatment plan. As your symptoms improve, your physical therapist can help you gradually resume your normal activities.

When you undergo physical therapy for plantar fascia pain, you will learn activity modification techniques and stretching exercises that are designed to keep the plantar fascia flexible and limber. Inflammation treatments may include laser treatments, ultrasounds, electrical muscular stimulation, and shockwave therapy. Chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulation can also be extremely effective at reducing the pain and inflammation of plantar fasciitis.

If you’re suffering from plantar fascia pain near The Woodlands, come see us at The Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. Our experienced chiropractors can provide inflammation treatment, physical therapy, bracing, and other chiropractic services to help you reduce and manage plantar fascia pain. To schedule your physical therapy appointment, please call 281-362-0006.

Dr. Mark Yezak
Mark Yezak, BS, DC, is the founder, chiropractic director, and chief of staff at Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. Offering 25 years of experience. Dr. Yezak is a published author of research papers, books, and journal entries. He is undoubtedly a leader in his field.
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