Plantar Fasciitis Treatment from our Louisville Chiropractor
Many people experience foot pain at some point, and those with plantar fasciitis have more trouble with their feet than most and stand to benefit from plantar fasciitis treatment. Sore feet doesn't always mean that the person suffering has a condition, but it is one possibility to look into. To determine whether or not you have it, it is important to understand what it is.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes, and it is the most common reason why people experience heel pain. The pain occurs because the ligament becomes strained, and sometimes experiences tears. This weakens the ligament and results in inflammation and pain in the heel and the bottom of the foot, especially when walking or standing. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you may benefit from plantar fasciitis treatment from a chiropractor in Louisville.
Risk Factors For Developing Plantar Fasciitis
There are several factors that can put you at a higher risk for suffering from plantar fasciitis. These include;
- Wearing shoes that don't fit or are too old and worn
- Spending long stretches of time on your feet, running, walking, or even standing still -- especially on a hard surface
- Being overweight
- Having tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles
How Seeing a Chiropractor in Louisville Helps the Pain
Seeing a chiropractor in Louisville might not be the first thing you think of when you are experiencing foot pain, but a chiropractor that it experienced in dealing with sports injuries, such as Dr. Charles Copeland at Highland Chiropractic in Louisville, KY can help you learn how to make adjustments in your life that will result in less foot pain.
- Some ways we may be able to help with your plantar fasciitis treatment include
- Providing instruction on proper posture that may decrease symptoms
- Helping to realign your spine to provide better balance, so that weight is evenly distributed to both feet
- Assessing your overall chiropractic needs, and addressing other pain, such as back and joint pain that may be causing you to put a greater demand on your feet
- Providing help with weight loss by recommending exercises and nutrition changes that will help you become more active and possibly lose weight
- Recommending shoes or inserts that will better support your feet
Whether you are experiencing foot pain, and are wondering why, or have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis by a doctor and are looking for an alternative treatment that doesn't involve taking more and more anti-inflammatory drugs, our chiropractor in Louisville may be able to help. Contact Highland Chiropractic at 502-454-5000 to schedule an appointment.