Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Pain is one of the worst things that can happen to our bodies. It can make it hard to walk, stand, or even sleep. When plantar fasciitis strikes, it can make everyday activities a real challenge. At Convergent Therapies in Gig Harbor, WA, and Tacoma, WA, we offer chiropractic care and other services that can help you find relief from foot pain.
Here's what you need to know about plantar fasciitis and how our team can help.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. There is a band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes. When this tissue becomes inflamed, it can cause pain in the heel or bottom of the foot.
The most common symptom is heel pain. This pain can be sharp or dull. It may be worse when you first get out of bed in the morning or after you've been standing for a long period of time. You may also have pain and stiffness in the bottom of your foot.
There are several things that can cause plantar fasciitis, including:
Overuse: This is a common cause of plantar fasciitis. If you participate in activities that put a lot of stress on your feet, such as running or dancing, you may be more likely to develop foot pain.
Age: This condition is more common in adults over the age of 40. This may be because the tissues in the feet become less elastic as we age.
Obesity: Carrying extra weight can put additional stress on the feet.
Shoes: Wearing shoes that don't provide enough support or cushioning can also contribute to the development of foot pain.
Flat feet or high arches: These conditions can also put extra stress on the feet.
There are several things you can do to treat plantar fasciitis, including:
Rest: Once you start to experience pain, it's important to take a break from activities that put stress on your feet.
Ice: Applying ice to the affected area can help reduce pain and inflammation.
Stretching: Stretching the muscles and tendons in the foot can also be helpful.
Chiropractic care: Chiropractic care can help to relieve pain by reducing inflammation and restoring normal alignment.
Visit Us for More Information from a Chiropractor on Our Team
At Convergent Therapies serving Gig Harbor, WA, and Tacoma, WA, we offer a variety of treatment options for plantar fasciitis. A chiropractor on our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. If you're suffering from foot pain, call us at (253) 254-5653 to schedule an appointment.