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Chiropractic Treatments Can Help When You Have Plantar Fasciitis: Here's How

Chiropractic Treatments Can Help When You Have Plantar Fasciitis: Here's How, Dixon Chiropractic in Oakland Park, Florida

Your heels take the brunt of the impact when you walk, run, or play. While this can sometimes lead to minor aches and sprains, in other cases, injury to the heel can lead to a condition called plantar fasciitis.

But what exactly is this condition, and how can you treat it?

Your feet have a band of tissues that connect your heel bone to the bones of your toes. These connective tissues are called plantar fascia. This group of tissues provides support to the arches of your feet. When you overstrain or injure or sprain your plantar fascia, you develop a terrible heel pain, which is commonly called as plantar fasciitis.

Four ways in which chiropractors can help you manage plantar fasciitis

Typically, for minor cases of plantar fasciitis, sufferers try a range of treatments like topical ointments, gentle heel and leg exercises, icing of the heels, and changing of footwear. But, if your heel pain is unbearable and other treatments don’t provide you any relief, you should consider visiting a chiropractor for help. Here’s why:

Chiropractors can help reduce adhesions with muscle scraping
The tissues and muscles may become stiff and inflamed with plantar fasciitis. These adhesions caused by the fascia creates pain in the heel that can travel throughout the foot. Chiropractic treatment can be used to scrape the heels breaking up the adhesions. This will not only reduce the stress on your plantar fascia but will also reduce any pain and inflammation you may be experiencing.

Chiropractic treatments can improve feet structure with orthotics
Heel pain, including plantar fasciitis, can occur due to wrong foot placement during physical activities like running or swimming. This wrong foot placement often occurs due to genetics, the structure of the legs, or weight.

During chiropractic treatment, Dr. Ashley Dixon properly identifies structural misalignments of the foot and provides orthotics to improve structure. This will enable your muscles to function smoothly, as they should, and ensure that you land your foot in the right way.

Chiropractic treatments will help you develop the correct sleep posture
Most people tend to point their toes downwards when they are asleep. Depending on whether you’re on your back, your side, or your stomach, this stretching of the heels can strain your plantar fascia.

Chiropractors, through techniques like body adjustment, can help you develop the right sleep posture, which can prevent the stretching of the heels.

Chiropractors can assist you in the right spinal alignment
Foot pain can lead to or be a consequence of lower back, hip, knee, or ankle pain. Any problem in the spine can affect the functioning of your entire body, including the feet. Aligning the spine is the best defense to accompany any plantar fasciitis treatment.

At Dixon Chiropractic, Dr. Ashley Dixon will make a complete spinal adjustment to remove any restrictions that you may have in your lower back.

She will use techniques like acupuncture and spinal-pelvis realignment to stabilize your entire body. This will reduce the stress on your legs and your heels, reducing plantar fasciitis pain. 

If you’d like to schedule a treatment, feel free to contact us today.