Chiropractic to End Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition affecting the foot. It’s especially prevalent in athletes and avid exercisers involved in high-impact sports and activities. In many cases, the discomfort caused by the condition creates disruptions in physical performance, making even walking challenging. 

Reliving plantar fasciitis through chiropractic and other natural remedies is a responsible way to promote safe healing so you can get back to your routine pain-free. 


This post answers:

  • What is plantar fasciitis?
  • What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?
  • What are typical reasons people get plantar fasciitis?
  • How can I control plantar fasciitis pain naturally from home?
  • How will a chiropractor treat plantar fasciitis?
  • And more


If you have foot pain and think it may be due to plantar fasciitis, this post will give you some important information, so read on. 


What is Plantar Fasciitis? 

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs through the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. When the tissue becomes inflamed and corrupts proper movement, the condition is called plantar fasciitis. 


Common habits, activities, and lifestyles that may lead to plantar fasciitis include:

  • Excessive and repetitive physical activity, such as running, jogging, walking, and jumping 
  • Wearing improper shoes or shoes without the right support for your activities 
  • Rapid weight gain or pregnancy
  • Regular wear and tear


Symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis include:

  • Heel pain
  • Foot and heel pain when initially standing up after sitting for long periods or when you first awake after hours-long sleep
  • Discomfort ranging from a dull ache in the foot and heel to sharp or stabbing pain
  • Difficulty walking or exercising 


These symptoms can affect every part of your day, so getting treatment at the first signs of discomfort is important. Luckily, chiropractic offers non-surgical solutions that encourage quick healing of the soft tissue. 


Tips to Reduce Plantar Fasciitis Pain Naturally at Home

If you have plantar fasciitis, below are natural, chiropractor-approved ways you can help reduce the pain without opening the medicine cabinet.


Stop and rest

Don’t push through your pain; that can cause further harm to the body and put you at higher risk for other imbalances or injuries. When the body rests, it restores, so be sure not to miss valuable sleep and get off your feet when you can. Reducing time on your feet can discourage more inflammation. 


Massage and stretch your feet 

Manipulating the affected soft tissue promotes the healthy circulation of blood, nutrients, and oxygen to the injury. Massage and stretching also enhance relaxation by removing pressure from the injury and reducing physical and mental tension. 


Apply ice to the bottom of the foot

Ice naturally reduces inflammation and offers a numbing sensation that can reduce pain. Put a water bottle in the freezer until frozen, then lightly roll it under the foot for an icy massage. 

You can also sit with your foot elevated above your heart and rest an ice pack on the heel of your foot. 


Chiropractic Care for Planar Fasciitis in Joplin

Getting chiropractic treatments designed to organically heal the body and restore full function within the tissues can offer long-lasting results and help strengthen your body and tissues to avoid re-injury. 

Our Joplin chiropractic clinic has helped numerous patients experiencing plantar fasciitis get effective results in minimal time. We know you want to get back to your activities, and we want to help by creating the best solution strategy for you. 


Chiropractic techniques we use to treat plantar fasciitis include:


Not only will you get in-clinic solutions, but we’ll also go over lifestyle changes you can make to help keep your feet protected, giving you confidence that your body will support the demands placed on it. 

Don’t let your plantar fasciitis get in the way of your routine for another minute; book with us today. 

Dr. Austin Jones

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