Plantar fasciitis means that there is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a long ligament that attaches on the heel and connects to the front of your foot. The plantar fascia acts as a mechanism to support the arch of foot for weight bearing, protecting the structures of foot and shock absorption.
Incorrect Footwear- make sure you have correct footwear and shoes are not worn out!!
Your practitioners will perform few physical examination to look for tenderness in your foot and location of pain to make sure it is the right diagnosis and rule out other possible cause for heel pain.
There are few test to confirm this diagnosis.
1. MRI/X-RAY of the foot
a. This is to rule out other problems such as bone spurs or stress fracture.
a. Heel pain when flexing the big toe with pressure
3. One leg stance
a. Heel pain during weight bearing and pressure placed on the plantar fascia
Usually people will go after home remedies before trying out other treatments, which is completely normal. Some of the thing you can try at home are applying heat pack on your heel for at least 10-20 minutes, resting your foot as much as possible, find a shoe with good cushioning and arch support in your shoe. Get a massage on your calf.
If none of the home remedies seem to be helping, we would highly recommend to consult a chiropractor. At Lakeside Chiropractic Clinic, we do soft tissue therapy, dry needling, electrotherapy, manual adjustment and cold laser therapy to treat plantar fasciitis. What we do is promote healing, provide effective management and reduce pain. Most patients who had their treatment done will experience pain relief. We can identify what is causing your heel pain and try find a permanent solution for you.
With regular visits to your chiropractor, you may find that the frequency and intensity of heel pain is reduced and your able walk better.
Plantar fasciitis can be annoying and painful, but with some exercises and proper care from your chiropractor, you can resume back to your normal daily lifestyle within no time. If you need to get your plantar fasciitis treated or some other problems that is bothering you, feel free to phone us at (08) 9300 0095 or head to our website to book yourself in.Schedule an Appointment