When you wake up in the morning, get out of bed and take your first few steps, do you experience sharp pains in your foot or heel? If this is a common occurrence, you might be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, this is a condition that affects approximately 2 million patients each year. Wheat exactly is this condition and how can it be treated? Take a look!
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a ligament that lies directly on the bottom of your foot. When strained or stressed, this ligament may tear resulting in heel pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing inflammation and pain in your heel or foot, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. The causes of this condition range from the wear and tear of daily life, running too much, being overweight, or wearing shoes with inadequate support.
What Are The Symptoms?
The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis are pain and inflammation across the bottom of your foot. While this is most common in the morning, it can also strike after standing for long periods of time or getting up after siting down for a while. Typically, plantar fasciitis only affects o
ne foot but it can affect both fee.
What Are My Treatment Options?
After plantar fasciitis is diagnosed by a health care professional, you will have several non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Common treatment of this condition includes resting, applying ice to the area, and using shoes with more supportive arches. Physical Therapy is also a great way to strengthen the muscles in your foot or heel. Luckily, many people recover from this condition within a year and don not need surgery.
At Arndt Chiropractic Center we offer the finest chiropractic care for a range of health needs. If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, our custom foot orthotics can help decrease the pain and pressure on your heel. Out physiotherapy is also an excellent way to help the body heal through cold laser therapy, stimulation, heat therapy, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and more!
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis and are interested in a solution, set up and appointment with national board certified Chiropractic Physician and Registered Nurse, Dr. Lisa Arndt of Arndt Chiropractic Center today! Visit our website or call 563-332-2211 for more information.