The inflammation of your plantar fascia, a long ligament that connects the heel to the front of the foot, is called plantar fasciitis. Since our feet bare the brunt of our daily activities, they require superior strength and stability to function properly. The plantar fascia is responsible for absorbing shock while you stand, walk, and run. With plantar fasciitis, it can be difficult and painful to be in an upright position. Hiller Chiropractic offers professional chiropractic care solutions to reduce inflammation and pain on the bottom of the heel.
What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?
- Prolonged standing: Being on your feet for long periods of time can contribute to the inflammation of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Many professions, including teachers, factory workers, nurses, and surgeons, don't allow you to rest your feet, which can result in plantar fasciitis.
- Excessive exercise: Runners, dancers, and other athletes that are constantly performing physical and strenuous activity can injure their plantar fascia by putting too much pressure on the ligament. This results in pain and decreased performance.
- Poor fitting or unsupportive shoes: Without the proper footwear, your plantar fascia is vulnerable to tears and other injuries. We feature custom-made orthotics to keep your feet supported all day long, whether you have high arches or flat feet.
Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
In addition to our custom-made orthotics, there are a variety of techniques and treatments the experts at Hiller Chiropractic use to decrease inflammation and pain in your heels and feet. Dr. Jamnik may perform manual manipulations to the joints of your feet to loosen up any tightness and tension. Another method involves using Kinesio Tape to provide support and stability to the feet without losing their range of motion. This latex-free tape is safe to wear for several days and is strategically placed on the foot for maximum effectiveness. Corrective exercises and stretching can also help restore balance, stability, and strength, and ensure the foot is moving properly.
To get started on your plantar fasciitis treatment, contact Hiller Chiropractic today!