Plantar Fasciitis Therapy
Treating Plantar Fasciitis in West LA & Santa Monica
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Do you have sharp, stabbing pain in your heel when you stand up? If so, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis (commonly misspelled as “planters fasciitis”). This is a common condition caused by inflammation of your plantar fascia, which connects your heel bone to your toes.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
It depends on the person, but this condition is very common in long-distance runners, dancers, and other athletes. It may occur if you exercise in shoes with inadequate support, but sometimes, it’s simply caused by the mechanics of your feet and body. Sometimes, it is caused by occupations that keep you on your feet for long periods of time. And, it’s often worse in people who are overweight.
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Plantar Fasciitis gone in 30 minutes! I was able to run the very next day!
Can Chiropractic Care Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
Is it possible to treat foot pain and plantar fasciitis through chiropractic care? In many cases, the answer is yes—it can at least improve your outcome. While a chiropractor can’t adjust the foot itself in the same way that they can adjust your vertebrae, they can assist you in adjusting your overall posture and balance, which can help you heal your foot problems.
For example, some patients have plantar fasciitis because their normal posture is constantly contributing to their foot pain. Or maybe they have a balance issue in which most of their weight is consistently on one foot and not the other. In these cases, chiropractic care can greatly help with plantar fasciitis.
Can Sports Therapy Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
Yes! With a combination of sports therapy approaches, it’s often possible to heal plantar fasciitis and restore patients to their normal, pain-free self. There are many helpful stretching exercises that can help you heal your plantar fascia. Cold therapy, rest, and other strategies can also assist in treating plantar fasciitis.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dean if you’re looking for relief from plantar fasciitis symptoms in the LA area.