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Why do you choose the shoes you wear every day? Is it for looks? Fashion? If you're not thinking about comfort with your footwear choices, you could be contributing to chronic foot pain conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
Here’s all you need to know about this uncomfortable condition.
Plantar fasciitis is named after the plantar fascia. From your toes to your heel bone, this tissue promotes foot arch health. As a ligament, the plantar fascia can become worn out over time, leading to such symptoms as inflammation, swelling, and a feeling of weakness. You’ll also be in a lot of pain.
Most commonly, patients like soldiers, athletes, and those who are 50 and older develop this condition, but it can affect almost anybody.
What will you feel if you have plantar fasciitis? The biggest symptom is pain. You may find it very hard to do certain activities, such as ascend a staircase, walk far distances, and even get out of bed. By nightfall, you may be in considerably more pain than you were in that morning.
There are many reasons you may develop this foot condition. If you have calf muscles or Achilles tendons that are naturally tight, that may predispose you to getting plantar fasciitis. Wearing old, ill-fitting shoes, being overweight, and having a job that requires being on hard surfaces for most of the day can also contribute.
If you have flat feet, high arches, or excessive pronation (a rolling of the feet), you may also get plantar fasciitis.
A chiropractor can offer natural treatment for foot pain. With their spine-focused treatment, your chiropractor will correct issues with your spinal alignment, curvature, and posture. If there’s too much pressure on the spine, this will affect the rest of the body, including the feet.
Make sure to ask your chiropractor about nutrition and exercise advice as well. By losing some weight and undergoing chiropractic care, you should notice that most of your foot pain disappears.
Do you have plantar fasciitis? Do you want a natural treatment for foot pain? If so, come see us at Dunwoody Chiropractic Center for foot pain in Dunwoody.
We treat such injuries and conditions as herniated discs, auto accident injuries, tingling and numbness in the extremities, hip pain, neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica, headaches, and migraines.
Our chiropractic services include pediatric chiropractic care, massage therapy, true cellular detox, custom orthotics, nutrition and weight loss management, and chiropractic techniques.
To learn more or schedule an appointment today, give us a call at (770) 551-9767 or visit us at a Center on 1867 Independence Square, Suite 100.