Do you suffer from unexplained foot pain or heel pain when putting your weight on your feet?
Different Symptoms that may be Experienced with Plantar Fasciitis Include:
- Pain or Stiffness in the foot when you put initial steps in the morning
- Pain after standing for long periods of time
- Pain after activity or climbing stairs
- Pain that worsens as the day goes on
- Pain that feels like a deep bruise in your heal
Pain can be experienced anywhere along the bottom of the foot because the Plantar Fascia is a ligament that spans the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes and supports your arch.
However, the most common location of the pain is right at the heel. Most people will describe it as a “stabbing pain” but because this condition comes on gradually, it can start as just a tight feeling or a dull ache.
How can I find out if I might have Plantar Fasciitis?
Since it is a musculoskeletal condition, Doctors of chiropractic specialize in not only diagnosing these types of conditions but also treating them. A diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis can usually be made by reviewing your medical history and performing a clinical examination.
X-rays may be taken as well and sometimes doctors will see an incidental finding called a heel spur. Heel spurs form when the plantar fascia is chronically tight and extra bone is laid down in response.
What Can I do to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
There are 3 components we will evaluate:
Your Nervous System
Your Metabolic Health