Plantar fasciitis causes heel pain and can cause a lot of pain and inflammation. The inflammation from Plantar fasciitis takes place within the plantar fascia which is the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot connecting the heel bone to the toes.
The stabbing pain commonly caused by Plantar fasciitis can be quite alarming and usually will occur when you take your first steps after resting for long periods of time. Once the foot has warmed up, the pain of plantar fasciitis may subside.
Runner commonly suffer from plantar fasciitis along with people who are overweight, wear inadequate shoe support or who frequently are on their feet throughout the day in their profession.
Although a stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot is the typical symptom of plantar fasciits, it can also cause referred pain in the foot and is triggered by long periods of standing or by getting up from a seated position.
The plantar fascia is a shock absorbing part of the foot and supports the arch of the foot. If the tension on the plantar fascia is put under too much tension, it can tear the fascia. The tears then cause irritation, inflammation and ultimately pain.
Without proper support and rest for the plantar fascia, healing can be difficult.
At our Wexford Chiropractic Clinic, we offer Plantar Fasciitis treatment by identifying the factors that are causing the plantar fasciitis and working with you to correct the problem.
Our office offers nutritional advice, weight loss help and maintenance and custom foot orthotics to help support your foot as the main risk factor is addressed.
Factors that affect the risk of plantar fasciitis are:
· Certain Activities and Exercise – Stressful activities on the foot such as running, ballet and aerobics can cause trauma to the plantar fascia.
· Age – Common in 40 to 60 years old, plantar fasciitis affects older adults.
· Weight – Being overweight or obese causes extra force to be placed on the feet and therefore increasing the risk of plantar fasciitis
· Standing Occupations – Factory workers, presenters, teachers, waiters, nurses and other professions where workers stand or walk for long periods of time.
Call our Wexford Chiropractic office today to schedule your free consultation. We will use highly advanced foot scanning technology to develop a custom orthotic to ease your foot pain.
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