Plantar Fasciitis

When you have feet pain, one of the reasons behind it may be plantar fasciitis. This causes pain in the heels in many people. It's a problem that may be very painful. However, there are treatments that can be used to relieve the pain and be able to do more tasks without pain. If you have foot pain, see our chiropractor to find out whether you have plantar fasciitis and which treatments are available to you for the condition. For chiropractic adjustment and other treatments from our chiropractor, call our Lake Stevens, WA, practice to get an appointment for an assessment. We at Market Place Chiropractic are here to help.


Plantar Fasciitis Basics

This condition affects a part of the foot that is a thick tissue on the bottom of the feet. This tissue is important for connecting the heel bone to your toes. However, this tissue can get inflamed, and this can cause feet pain in the patient. It can often be at its worse when you first wake up in the morning and take those first few steps. As you are walking around, the pain will likely fade, but it might come back as soon as you move after you've sat or stood for a long time.

This type of foot pain is often chronic, and it can interfere with your life. You may find that ordinary tasks are now harder than they used to be. You may also change the way you walk because of the foot pain, and this can cause problems with the back and knees.  When you have foot pain that has become chronic, it may be time to get a chiropractic adjustment to make sure that your joints are in good alignment. 

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

We still don't know how this condition is caused. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue in the foot that acts as a shock absorber as you walk as well as supplying your foot with arch support. When there is stress or tension in this tissue, it can develop tiny tears. As you continue to walk, it might cause more tearing and stretching of this band. As this happens, the tissue may get irritated and inflamed. 

We don't have an exact cause for this condition, but we do know a few of the risk factors that patients may have. One of the biggest risk factors of plantar fasciitis is being aged 40 to 60. Another is doing activities that are hard on your feet such as running, ballet, and aerobics. Being obese is another risk factor that is common in patients. People who have a high arch also get it more often. 

See Our Chiropractor for Foot Pain

If you have foot pain that may be plantar fasciitis, get treatment from a chiropractor. Call our Lake Stevens, WA, office to make your appointment. Call us at (425) 335-0300 for Market Place Chiropractic.

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