Plantar fasciitis is characterized by sharp pain in the heel or the bottom of the foot—particularly upon taking the first steps in the morning. And unfortunately, it can become a persistent and limiting condition. 

So, why does this happen? Well, it often results from inflammation or micro-tears in the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. This may arise from overuse, improper footwear, or even types of walking surfaces or terrain.

While various treatments exist, chiropractic care offers a holistic and non-invasive approach to alleviating plantar fasciitis. In this article, we explore how your Montrose chiropractor can address and help you overcome plantar fasciitis.

Chiropractic Care & Plantar Fasciitis: What Should You Know?

Chiropractors are trained to identify and treat the underlying causes of musculoskeletal issues, including plantar fasciitis. By assessing your posture, gait, and the alignment of your spine and lower extremities, a chiropractor can pinpoint contributing factors to your foot pain, such as imbalances and biomechanical issues, and create a tailored treatment plan.

Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual—and is unique to your situation, pain, and goals. With this in mind, your treatment plan when addressing plantar fasciitis may include:

1. Improving Foot Mechanics

Improper foot mechanics, including overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot) or supination (outward rolling), can place additional stress on the plantar fascia. 

Chiropractic care may involve adjustments to the feet and ankles, as well as recommendations for supportive footwear or custom orthotics to improve foot alignment and function, thereby reducing strain on the plantar fascia.

3. Enhancing Mobility and Reducing Inflammation

Restricted mobility in the ankle or surrounding joints can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis. Chiropractic adjustments can restore proper joint function, enhancing mobility and reducing inflammation in the affected area. These adjustments can also improve circulation, facilitating the healing process.

4. Soft Tissue Therapy

Chiropractors can use various soft tissue therapies, such as active release technique (ART), Graston technique, or trigger point therapy, to relieve tension and break up adhesions in the muscles and fascia of the foot. These techniques can help reduce inflammation, promote healing, and alleviate pain associated with plantar fasciitis.

5. Lifestyle and Nutritional Guidance

Lifestyle factors, including weight, activity levels, and nutrition, can impact plantar fasciitis. Chiropractors can offer advice on healthy lifestyle changes, such as weight management strategies and anti-inflammatory nutrition, to support overall foot health and mitigate symptoms of plantar fasciitis.

Find Plantar Fasciitis Relief Today!

For those suffering from plantar fasciitis, chiropractic care presents a promising avenue for relief and recovery. By focusing on the entire body’s health and targeting the specific needs of individuals experiencing foot pain, chiropractors can offer effective treatments to reduce discomfort, improve function, and enhance quality of life.

If you’re struggling with the persistent pain of plantar fasciitis, consider reaching out to the New Life Chiropractic team. Book your appointment today! With the right care, you can step forward on the path toward recovery and enjoy movement without pain.