Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that usually shows itself as discomfort in the heel. It occurs when the band of tissue that runs throughout the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes, becomes inflamed.

Our Portland and Seattle chiropractic offices see this often in runners. The steady, habitual use of muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the foot requires maintenance and care. Without the appropriate management of a healthy foot, strains and terrors in the foot tissue can persist, causing pain and keeping you from enjoying the things you enjoy.

Symptoms and Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Pain is a normal, necessary reaction to body ailment and injury. Without it, we could do much more damage to ourselves. When your body reacts to a form of unbalance, it’s important to visit a doctor. Doing so will not only allow for more comfort and a quicker recovery, but it will keep other injuries from occurring.

 

Those most at risk for suffering from plantar fasciitis include:

  • People between the ages of 40 and 60
  • People who work on their feet
  • People who participate in particular exercise routines
  • People carrying excess weight
  • People with inadequate foot mechanics

 

Some of the most common symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis include:

  • Stabbing pain in the heel (often first thing in the morning after your body has spent hours repairing itself)
  • Dull pain and discomfort in the heel and foot throughout the day
  • More significant pain in the heel after prolonged standing, walking, or running
  • Pain in the heel after sitting for prolonged periods and then standing

 

The most common known reasons for plantar fasciitis are due to tears in the fascia caused by tension and stress or irritating and inflaming the fascia through repetitive use.

 

Some of the most common causes for these things to happen are:

  • Running or excessive, consistent use
  • Poor big toe extension
  • Prolonged standing
  • Moving from prolonged inactivity to activity
  • Hip instability
  • Arch dysfunction
  • Shoes with inadequate support

 

As you can see, there are internal and external factors that can influence this condition. The good news is that the pain can be managed, and repair can take place. After you visit one of our experienced healthcare providers, a wellness plan will be put into effect using our office treatments and chiropractic care.

We will also teach you how to contribute to your foot’s wellness through exercises and stretches competed at home. A doctor may suggest the use of orthotic inserts as well.

foot handshake
Balance for Plantar Fasciitis
band movement for Plantar Fasciitis

The full Plantar Fasciitis video is located lower on this page. Or, click here to watch it on YouTube. 

Tangelo Services

Our soft tissue therapies, combined with rehabilitation have been used to effectively and naturally treat painful joint, muscle, and ligament conditions.

 

The Graston Technique

This service uses an instrument that was created to  break down scar tissue much more efficiently and effectively than hands alone. We will manipulate the tissue to regain its proper function and remove the scar tissue that’s causing you pain.

 

Active Release Technique (ART)

A patented, tried-and-true chiropractic solution, ART serves to break down scar tissue and treats problems found in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves.

 

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care  is utilized when needed to help correct faulty movement patterns.

 

Functional Rehabilitation Therapy

Our team will provide you with take-home exercises and stretches that serve to support active rehabilitation and healing. Each patient’s injury severity, personal goals, and ability level will be accounted for when devising these unique programs.

 

Proactive, At-Home Care Will Help

At our four chiropractic locations in Seattle and Portland, our teams work extensively with patients who suffer from foot and heel discomfort and mobility problems. We provide safe and natural in-office care to benefit the foot’s strength and repair the tissue before more detrimental damage is done.

Combining our care with your own at-home work will make a difference. We believe in the body’s holistic healing power and know that in many plantar fasciitis cases, exercises and stretches will not only subdue the pain but also remedy the issue at its core.

If you have seen a chiropractor and have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, we recommend viewing our video to see easy-to-do, non-invasive, at-home exercises that will contribute to your quick healing process and overall body well-being.

Now, It’s Your Move

Pain should not be part of your everyday life, and with the proper care and upkeep, it doesn’t have to be. Let our team work with you to find the cause of your symptoms and alleviate them through an organic healing plan.

When plantar fasciitis goes unchecked, it can lead to significant problems in other areas of the body, including the knees, hips, and back. Call the chiropractors at Tangelo today to schedule an appointment at one of our Seattle and Portland chiropractic locations.

“This place is absolutely amazing! While training for a marathon, I was plagued with plantar fasciitis and tendinitis. After battling with it for 4-5 months, seeing several different types of specialists, I came here as my last effort. If this didn’t work, I was going to just take a long break from running. I worked with Dr. Bart and Geneva and they were so awesome. They find a way to help you bounce back from your injury, and also give you tips on how to prevent it in the future. I feel like I am a much stronger runner now because of it. Everyone at Kinetic is very warm and welcoming, and don’t make you feel at all like you are going into the doctor’s office. Somehow, they have managed to find a way to make physical therapy enjoyable, which I didn’t know was possible. I highly recommend coming here as your first effort! 🙂  “- Stephanie B. // Greenlake, Seattle, WA

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