Watsonia Chiropractic Centre offer quality chiropractic care for plantar fasciitis to local residents in Watsonia & surrounding areas including Macleod, Greensborough, Yallambie, Mont Park, Latrobe & Bundoora
Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain and is due to inflammation of a thick piece of tissue, the plantar fascia that runs from the front of the heel connecting to the base of the toes.
Plantar fasciitis pain typically starts at the front of the heel bone and may extend into the arch of the foot and is usually described as a sharp or burning sensation.
Chiropractic care may be the solution for your treatment and management of Plantar Fasciitis.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis can be acute or chronic and causes may include:
- Stretching or compression of the foot
- Excessive standing particularly in poor footwear
- High arches or flat feet
- Overuse form sport, dancing or aerobics
- Increasing age or weight
Chronic plantar fasciitis may lead to the formation of heel spurs in the front of the heel bone
The most common symptom with plantar fasciitis is pain in the front of the heel. This is typically sharp or burning but may be a dull ache or a cramping sensation. This pain may extend further into the sole of the foot and is often painful to touch. Plantar fasciitis pain may be worse first up in the morning, with strenuous activity or after standing all day.
Plantar fasciitis is normally diagnosed from your history and a physical examination, however in some cases diagnostic imaging such as X-ray or ultrasound may be required to rule out other conditions.
There are often many factors that contribute to plantar fasciitis. Once these are identified treatment may include:
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
- Strapping, heel lifts or orthotics
- Dry needling
- Home exercises
Plantar fasciitis left untreated can be a debilitating and chronic condition. If you are suffering heel or foot pain don’t delay in consulting with one of our chiropractors.