Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
This common problem occurs with overuse to the plantar fascia. Most cases that we see in our Wilmington, NC chiropractor office involve patients that are overweight, on their feet for excessive periods of time and athletes. However, the reason why the plantar fascia gets overworked is what is important. For most people suffering from this problem, poor foot mechanics is the culprit. Look around and you’ll see that we walk on concrete more than any other surface. As a result, our feet don’t get the chance to adapt to different surfaces. Couple this with jobs and activities that encourage us to abuse our feet, and you begin to see how a problem can occur over time.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment from Your Chiropractor
Chiropractic care can be the remedy for your plantar fasciitis. Early treatment may include NSAIDs, exercises and stretches, however, pain or reductions in performance for more than a few days can be due to abnormal mechanics which causes associated muscles and tissues to become overworked and damaged. This leads to repetitive injury, making successful resolution without invasive procedures more difficult unless treated effectively.
Typically, plantar fasciitis is not difficult to resolve once the mechanics are restored. In light cases, soft tissue treatment and the purchase of better shoes is all that is needed. In more difficult cases, custom calibrated orthotics may be needed, in addition to the before mentioned therapy, to give the proper support and change gait. An exam, including gait assessment is usually all that is needed to make the diagnosis.
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