Do you feel a stabbing sensation in the back of your heel each time you walk? Is your pain worse in the morning and then returns after long periods of standing or when you get up from a seated position? If so, you could be suffering from a foot pain condition known as plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, and commonly affects runners, individuals who are overweight or individuals who wear shoes that lack sufficient foot support. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot, connecting your toes to your heel bone. Under normal circumstances, the plantar fascia will absorb the impact shock caused by your foot walking or running. If tension becomes too great, however, small tears will start to appear in the fascia. Over time, repetitive stretching and tearing causes the fascia to become inflamed and irritated.
Plantar Fasciitis Warning Signs
Foot pain, especially early in the morning or after prolonged periods of standing, is the most common sign of plantar fasciitis. While pain may lessen with movement, it typically flares up again later in the day. Individuals who suffer from plantar fasciitis may also experience hip pain and low back pain due to a lack of proper arch support. This occurs when patients redistribute weight while standing or walking in an effort to avoid pain. The body is interconnected and what happens in one part affects another!
How Chiropractic Care in Calgary Helps Relieve Pain
Our Calgary chiropractor typically recommends a combination of hands-on adjustments and physical therapy exercises to relieve pain and restore a fuller range of mobility to your injured foot. Custom orthotics can improve arch support and reduce referral pain in the hips and lower back.
If you think you have plantar fasciitis, don’t suffer in silence. Talk to our Calgary chiropractor today about how chiropractic care can make a difference for your foot pain.
Do you have plantar fascia? Watch out for these warning signs and learn how chiropractic care can help.