Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition of the feet, which makes it difficult to walk or stand. Chiropractic care offered at our clinic supports proper foot structure, spine motion and balance, nerve integrity, and muscle tone of connected regions. Dr. Oskardmay uses spinal, hip, leg and foot mobilization, and other physical techniques and educates patients on ways to reduce this painful condition and keep it from coming back. She can use meridian therapy acupuncture as well, which can provide relief, as well.
The plantaris muscle is a band of tissue on the bottom of the foot that connects toes to heel. It functions with the attached achilles to flex the ankle and knee, as well as to point the toes and allow you to stand on one foot. Sometimes when we walk on this moderately thin muscle, the tissue gets irritated and inflammation results. Pain which starts in the bottom of the foot can spread to heel and ankle, then move into the calf. Over time, altered gait patterns will affect the hips and spine. Dr. Oskardmay will evaluate all of these areas of the kinetic chain to provide lasting effective care.
Carrying too much weight or wearing improper footwear, even in the house, will worsen the problem of plantar fasciitis. Other causative factors are flat feet. Tight leg muscles can also contribute to foot pain of this nature. Dr. Lisa will help you to understand what has caused the problem so that you can work on your own to make corrective lifestyle changes between visits. She will recommend specific exercises to include in your workout regimen, and may also suggest activities to help you recuperate.
Nerves emanating from the low back send messages to the hips down to the toes. When these nerves flow unimpeded, everything works well. However, various factors can affect nervous energy transmission from the spine to the feet. Spinal irritation and subluxation can cause problems in the lower extremity, and the opposite is true- foot pain will eventually affect the back. As a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Lisa is well trained to adjust all connected areas that affect plantar fasciitis. She will adjust the lumbar spine and use soft tissue massage with relaxing essential oils to soothe tight muscles in the legs and hips, feet, and ankles.
Additionally, she can show you how to use exercise to improve foot pain; stretching tight muscles in the legs, hips, and feet specifically can help a lot. She will also suggest dietary changes to help reduce inflammation to improve health everywhere. Additionally, she will discuss with you ways that stress impacts your health and help you to make lifestyle changes that can reduce this negative influence.
If you have foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis, chiropractic care can help. During your visit, tell Dr. Lisa about your pain locations and also about your diet and exercise and stressors so that she can best holistically help you. Contact Acupractic Natural Healing Center today for more information.