Plantar Fasciitis, characterized by stabbing pain on the bottom of the foot, can be caused by inflammation or in some cases a tear of the long ligament located at the base of the foot.
Those between 40 and 60 years of age are at the highest risk of being affected. However, regardless of age, if you show signs of suffering from plantar fasciitis, you must seek proper medical attention right away. Negligence can cause deterioration and lead to chronic pain affecting the knees and extending to your hips and back.
CAUSES OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS
Several causes for plantar fasciitis include:
- Standing for extended periods of time
- Being overweight
- Wearing shoes with poorly designed heels
- Having flat feet
- Having tight calf muscles
- Increasing your activity level suddenly
- Exposing yourself to repetitive stress
- And more.
CHIROPRACTIC FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS
That said, chiropractic care has shown to effectively treat plantar fasciitis. Specifically, cold laser therapy has proven to be an excellent treatment modality for those suffering from moderate to severe plantar fasciitis, as it not only decreases and eliminates pain, but it also reduces inflammation and repairs the damaged cells to allow healing.
Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive approach, where specific wavelengths and frequencies of light are used to shut off the inflammatory cells. Accordingly, the pain causing inflammation will diminish and comfort will quickly surface. Additionally, cold laser therapy will trigger what is known as mitochondrial production of energy within the cells. This will allow the repairing cells to leverage the energy and increase the speed of which they lay the fiber, thus further expediting the healing and repairing process.
A chiropractor, such as Dr. Mehr, can treat and heal the pain and damage brought on by plantar fasciitis. Treatment can take as little as a few weeks or in some cases, months, depending on the severity of the condition.
Furthermore, apart from alleviating and treating, a highly knowledgeable, experienced, and sought after chiropractor, as Dr. Mehr, will also know how to properly align your feet to prevent further injury, and adequately adjust your spine to maximize the efficiency of communication between your brain and nerves.
COMBINATIONS OF TREATMENTS
To speed recovery, your chiropractor may recommend at home care as well, such as resting your feet as often as possible and applying ice to the affected areas to reduce inflammation. Wearing a right shoe with arch support (i.e. Birkenstocks ) have also proven beneficial.
If you show signs of plantar fasciitis, it is advisable to seek help from a chiropractor. Dr. Mehr with Foothill Family Chiropractic can identify the cause, determine the best treatment technique, and provide you with the highest quality and expert chiropractic treatment in La Verne, CA. Visit or call for more info. (909) 596-1038