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Take a Natural Approach to Your Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Written By Taschler Spine & Rehab on March 6, 2019

Suffering from plantar fasciitis? Finding it difficult to do even the simplest of tasks, like walking?

You’re not alone.

Research suggests that 1 in 10 of us will develop plantar fasciitis at some point in our lives. But with it being such a painful and disruptive condition – how can you combat it quickly?

Chiropractic care may be the option you’ve been looking for. As a natural approach and one that’s proven to be an effective plantar fasciitis treatment, let’s find out more.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis affects the heel of the foot, causing excruciating pain that shoots up the foot whenever pressure is applied to it. For many sufferers, this means day-to-day tasks become an impossible feat.

What causes this?

Tears in the tissue known as the plantar fascia ligament which runs along the bottom of your foot. This induces the painful symptoms as well as inflammation in the area.

You can tear the ligament through an injury or it may seemingly occur by itself. However, when you start to notice these painful sensations, you may start to change your gait or walk in order to put as little pressure as possible on your foot. While this may reduce your pain, it can also lead to other complications, such as pressure on various joints and misalignments in your musculoskeletal system.

That’s why seeking treatment as soon as possible is essential.

What Will Your Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Entail?

Chiropractors are renowned for being able to realign the musculoskeletal system using techniques called manual adjustments. In turn, this reduces the stress points around your body.

When it comes to plantar fasciitis, your chiropractor in Fairfax will aim to remove the stress from underneath your foot. Using chiropractic techniques alongside orthotics, they can help realign your body. And this will help reduce inflammation and pain, allowing your body to heal itself naturally.

This entire process may also include complementary techniques such as physical therapy and massage therapy – both of which help reduce tension and restore natural movements. You may also be given exercises to do at home to strengthen and relax the area.

An Extensive Treatment, Now and in the Future

This plantar fasciitis treatment plan will take place over the course of several weeks, giving the chiropractor time to gently adjust your heel and foot so the tightened ligaments start to relax.

What’s more, this won’t just eradicate your pain now but will also decrease your chances of suffering from plantar fasciitis in the future.

To hear more about our treatments and orthotics, speak to our friendly team today at 703-293-2939.

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