Characterized by a sharp pain in the heel of your foot, plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament which is the nerve that connects the heel bone to your toes. The pain is primarily located in the heel but can be present anywhere along the length of the ligament. Pain from plantar fasciitis is usually the worst after you have been sitting for long periods of time or when you get up in the morning.
If you’re experiencing pain in your foot or heels, you can schedule a consultation with our chiropractor to conduct a physical examination to diagnose the inflammation and identify the cause of your pain.
First is mobilizing the foot joints, the plantar fascia, and the muscle groups in your foot to ease the pain and remove adhesions (or scar tissue) in the muscles. Our chiropractors will give you an at-home regimen of exercises to help reduce inflammation and pain. Second is to use good supportive shoes to help support your foot and put as little pressure on the affected muscles as possible. Lastly our chiropractors may prescribe a course of treatment with the Class IV Summus Medical Laser to increase the healing of the tendon insertion.
If you are experiencing plantar fasciitis, pain in your heels, or discomfort in your feet when you stand or walk, call us today at (989) 686-6808 to request your appointment at Lake Effect Chiropractic with one of our chiropractors.