chiropractic for plantar fasciitis

Is Chiropractic a Good Solution For Plantar Fasciitis?




Plantar fasciitis is way more common than you'd think! It affects both people with a sedentary lifestyle and those who stand on their feet for extended periods. So, is chiropractic an efficient solution for plantar fasciitis? Absolutely, and you’ll find out why in today’s post.


What Is Plantar Fasciitis?


Plantar Fasciitis manifests as pain in the heel caused by stressing out the plantar fascia, the ligament connecting the bottom of the heel bone to the base of the toes. 


The pain in the heel is at its strongest in the morning when the person takes the first step of the day, putting weight on the affected foot. While the pain typically recedes after a few minutes, it comes back throughout the day, causing great distress for those affected.  


Treatment for plantar fasciitis may include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and even corticosteroid injections in the heel. Drug treatment is efficient, but it will only provide short-term relief. To see improvements with plantar fasciitis, patients must eliminate the causal factors that generated the issue to begin with.


Causal Factors That Lead To Plantar Fasciitis 


Before looking at whether chiropractic is a good answer for plantar fasciitis, let’s first see what lifestyle changes patients suffering from heel pain could try to make.

  • Patients leading a sedentary lifestyle will see long-term improvements if they start to exercise. 

  • Patients with overweight will feel better once they start losing some of it. 

  • Those who stand for too long and modify their schedule to include some time for resting their feet will see improvements. 

  • Women who wear heels will reduce their heel pain by wearing more comfortable footwear.


But even when patients do decide to make these changes, they usually continue to feel heel pain throughout the journey. Combining lifestyle changes with drug treatment is efficient, but, still, there is another practice that can make a difference in treating plantar fasciitis: Chiropractic.


Chiropractic treatment presents immense benefits for patients and should be included in any long-term plantar fasciitis treatment plan. Moreover, for patients suffering from other medical issues, anti-inflammatory medication may not be a viable option.


Can Chiropractic Help Heel Pain?


Yes, it can. Chiropractic is an efficient solution for treating plantar fasciitis and reducing the pain patients experience. The procedures applied by the specialists help reduce stress in the plantar fascia by treating the feet, ankles, and spine.


The Advantages Of Chiropractic For Plantar Fasciitis Treatment   


chiropractic treatment for plantar fasciitis


The most important advantage that chiropractic treatment brings is the fact that it can be associated with anti-inflammatory treatment for the long-term management of plantar fasciitis.


 It also constitutes a valuable solution for patients who are unable to take the required anti-inflammatory medication. But many other notable advantages should be considered as well:


It Allows The Plantar Fascia To Relax


When a chiropractor performs adjustments to the heel and the foot, the pressure on the plantar fascia is significantly reduced, helping mitigate the pain the patient experiences. Without these procedures, this level of relief on the fascia will not be achieved.


It Helps Heal The Plantar Fascia From The Inside


Plantar fasciitis develops after a long period of stress for the ligament, during which it may suffer small tears and begin to reduce. Chiropractic treatment supports the healing of the plantar fascia. This entails special exercises that will stretch the ligament and allow it to regain elasticity. 


These exercises must be performed for an extended period but will provide the patient with sustained relief.


It Is Efficient In Pain Management


A chiropractor can perform spinal adjustments on plantar fasciitis patients to improve communication between the nerves and the central nervous system. This complements heel and ankle adjustments and is very efficient in managing the patients' pain.


Moreover, chiropractic treatment can be performed long-term without side effects. That is not the case with medication, which can only be used for limited periods. The solution for plantar fasciitis is to combine chiropractic and drug treatment whenever possible to help patients manage pain.


It Prevents Future Episodes Of Plantar Fasciitis


Plantar fasciitis is a manageable condition, but once the factors that caused it in the first place reappear, so does the heel pain. Consistent chiropractic procedures for the heels, ankles, and spine, together with a healthy lifestyle — and excluding the main plantar fascia stressors — help prevent other episodes of plantar fasciitis pain, as well as other connected ailments.


As you can see, chiropractic plays a major role in the management of plantar fasciitis. It is an excellent long-term treatment choice for managing fascia heel pain, as opposed to anti-inflammatory medication. Moreover, chiropractic can help prevent future episodes of plantar fasciitis and other connected conditions.


If you are interested in learning more about the efficiency of chiropractic treatment for preventing and easing plantar fasciitis symptoms, make an appointment and come visit us in our Los Gatos chiropractic office.


We are looking forward to meeting you and helping you discover the many benefits chiropractic can bring to your life.


If you liked this article, you might also enjoy: 



Hours of Operation

Monday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunday
Closed

Our Location

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you