Plantar Fasciitis

Understanding the Cause and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot issue we often see at the Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic in Manhattan, KS. After talking with many patients who come in with "heel or foot pain," we realize that most people are unaware of the signs of plantar fasciitis or how chiropractic can treat the condition. Left untreated, plantar fasciitis can have severe negative impacts on your quality of your life. Discover the symptoms of the condition and how chiropractic can help treat it.


What Is Plantar Fasciitis? 

There is a thick, branching ligament on the bottom of your foot called the plantar fascia. It connects the base of your heel to each of the toes. When you overuse or injure the plantar fascia, it will often become inflamed. Doctors call this inflammation plantar facilities.  

Do I Have Plantar Fasciitis? What Are the Signs?

The pain associated with plantar fasciitis is typically limited to the base of the heel. Nevertheless, some sufferers mention they can feel pain radiating from their heel to about the middle of their sole. For most people, the level of intensity gradually builds from barely noticeable to excruciating and is often described as either a dull or stabbing pain with some patients reporting burning sensations. The first steps out of bed in the morning often result in sharp, needle-like pain. Plantar Fasciitis usually only occurs in one foot. 

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis in the First Place? 

There are many ways a person can damage the plantar fascia, but the most common causes are injury resulting from excess weight or pressure applied to the soles of the feet. That is why plantar fasciitis is a common complaint among older runners, as well as people who are overweight, or have an occupation that requires them to spend a lot of time on their feet.

How Can a Chiropractor Treat Plantar Fasciitis? 

This condition responds well to chiropractic treatments. A chiropractor can make adjustments to the feet and spine of those with plantar fasciitis to correct any misalignments and reduce pressure on the feet. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our health professionals at Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic can offer massage for pain management and specific exercises to stretch the plantar fascia in order to reduce inflammation.

You Don't Have to Live with Pain Any Longer

Don't suffer from the symptoms of plantar fasciitis! If you are in the Manhattan, KS, area, get the pain relief you deserve by calling (785) 776-7568 to schedule an appointment today!

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