This is a common cause of pain in the foot. The plantar fascia is the layer of tissue surrounding the muscle in the bottom of the foot. This tissue provides support to the foot’s arch. Injury to the plantar fascia produces swelling, inflammation and creates weakness. This is what causes pain in the bottom of the foot or heel when you stand or walk. Plantar fasciitis commonly affects middle-aged people. It commonly affects young people who spend long hours on their feet such as soldiers and athletes. This condition can affect one foot or both feet depending on the situation.
Causes Of Plantar Fasciitis
Mechanical issues such as flat feet commonly cause of plantar fasciitis. Small tears can develop with repetitive forces. These tears are the main cause of swelling and pain. The tears will develop if:
- Your feet roll too much inwards when walking. This is also referred as excessive pronation
- Flat feet or high arches
- Being overweight
- If your shoes are worm out or do not fit properly
- Tightness in your calf muscles or Achilles’ tendons
Symptoms Of Plantar Fasciitis
Most people who have plantar fasciitis have reported feeling pain when making the fast step after sitting for a long time, or after getting out of bed. After taking a few steps, the stiffness and the pain will reduce. There will, however, be an increase in pain as the day progresses and as you use your feet. The pain might peak as you climb stairs or when you stand for extended periods.
A correct diagnosis is extremely important. The medical practitioner will observe you as you get up to walk and ask a few questions. You will need to provide details related to your health history. Th symptoms you are dealing with and the activities you participate in every day. If the expert suspects that there might be a problem related to your bones, there will be a need for X-ray. It is therefore important that you accurately answer the questions for proper diagnosis.
Wellness In Motion Chiropractic Center focuses on chiropractic care to heal different conditions including plantar fasciitis. We use non-invasive methods to eliminate your pain. The therapies utilized are physical therapy and Graston technique to deal with the pain in your foot. Our expert doctor is highly trained and qualified to administer comprehensive and effective chiropractic care. He will first observe your foot in the diagnosis process and schedule therapy sessions that will not only relieve pain, but also deal with the condition to allow you to live a pain-free life.
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