Plantar Fasciitis – a Pain in the Foot

Plantar fasciitis is common and painful, and is unfortunately not often treated effectively.  The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone and your toes. The pain from plantar fasciitis is commonly is felt as a stabbing pain when you are first moving around in the morning.  You may also feel pain if you have been standing for a long time, or if you have been seated for a long time and stand up.

Because we are often on our feet, having our feet healthy is important.  If you do not know exactly what part of your foot is in pain and why you will not be able to address the real problem.  People spend excessive amounts of money on things like orthotics and expensive shoes to stop the foot pain.

Pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia is only one possible cause of discomfort. You may have stiffness or pain in the tendons or muscles of the foot, or in the muscles that attach the shin and foot.

Muscles can build up scar tissue if they are overused.  The scar tissue can shorten the muscles which in turn adds stress to the attachments to the bone, which can be very painful.  An issue with one muscle will usually have an effect on the other muscles of the foot.

The muscles of the lower leg and foot are very complex, an issue left untreated may lead to other areas of your foot receiving extra stress and possibly becoming injured as well.

Did you know that your back can have an effect on the health of your feet?  You can take stress off your feet by having your spine adjusted to help restore normal movement habits.  Keeping spinal mobility and alignment can help to keep issues with your feet from returning as well.

Your feet are your body’s foundation, if you have been dealing with pain in your feet don’t ignore the problem.  Make the choice to begin the healing process today.  The North County Pain Relief Center offers same day appointments, and our staff is friendly and helpful.

Whether you have been to a chiropractor before or not, our office can help you begin the path to recovery.  Call our office at (314) 731-4201 to get started!