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Plantar Fasciitis

Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness

Chiropractors & Bioidentical Hormone Specialists located in Collierville, TN & Memphis, TN

Almost a quarter of Americans stand on their feet for six or more hours per day, and this constant stress on the feet can lead to plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes extreme heel pain. If you can’t do normal activities without discomfort and want relief today, visit Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness, with four convenient locations across the Greater Memphis, Tennessee, area. The team helps patients recover from plantar fasciitis with chiropractic methods and natural wellness solutions. To book an appointment at the nearest office, call or book one online today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis develops when the plantar ligament is inflamed. This ligament runs along the bottom of the foot and connects your heel to the front part of your foot and toes. People with plantar fasciitis often experience extreme heel pain and foot discomfort.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis? 

Several common symptoms show up with plantar fasciitis. Most people with the condition experience pain that:

  • Is most pronounced on the bottom of the heel
  • Is worse with the first few steps just after getting out of bed or after a period of rest
  • Gets worse with activity or during exercise

People with plantar fasciitis might also have other foot problems, like gait issues or bunions.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is more common as you age. The plantar ligament is susceptible to small tears from day-to-day activities and movement. You may be more likely to develop plantar fasciitis if you:

  • Perform strenuous activities like long-distance running or sports that require lots of jumping
  • Work in an occupation that requires long periods of standing or walking on hard surfaces
  • Are overweight, as excess weight can stress the plantar fascia ligament
  • Have a flat foot or a high arch

While anyone can develop the condition, it’s most common in people between the ages of 40 and 60.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Extreme plantar fasciitis might require the help of a podiatrist, but chiropractic care can address your foot pain in many beneficial ways.

The team at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness can develop a treatment plan that includes customized ankle adjustments and massage, which help to realign the bones of the foot and reduce pressure on the plantar fascia. They can also recommend specific stretching exercises that will support your feet and reduce chronic pain.

With a comprehensive assessment of your gait and your feet, you’ll also learn how to make minor adjustments to your walking habits to relieve your symptoms. Using natural wellness solutions, the team at Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness helps individuals recover from this painful condition without the need for drugs or surgery.

To start chiropractic care for plantar fasciitis today, call Chiropractic Memphis Health & Wellness or book your appointment online.