Answers to Your Plantar Fasciitis Questions From Our Rhode Island Chiropractic Clinic
That nagging pain in the heels of your feet may be an all-too-common problem known as plantar fasciitis. If you've never heard of this condition, you undoubtedly have all kinds of questions about what causes it and what you can do about it. Here are some answers from your trusted Rhode Island healing resource, Breiding Chiropractic Clinic.
- What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a tough length of connective tissue that runs from the ball of the foot to the heel bone, reinforcing the arches that maintain proper weight distribution. Repetitive strain to this tissue causes tiny tears that accumulate over time.
- What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis? The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is a sharp, intense pain on the underside of the heel. This pain will usually be at its worst when you first stand up in the morning, subsiding as you walk around and the foot "warms up." This pattern may recur every time you get back on your feet after a period of rest.
- Why do I have plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis may occur as an overuse injury in runners. But you can also get it if you're on your feet for long hours each day, especially if your shoes aren't providing proper arch support. People with unusually high or low arches are vulnerable to plantar fasciitis.
- How does musculoskeletal alignment relate to plantar fasciitis? If your body is off center, your feet may be undergoing abnormal stresses. As you react to the heel pain by changing your stance and gait, the imbalances in the rest of your body may grow even worse.
- What can your chiropractor do about my plantar fasciitis? If a faulty musculoskeletal alignment is playing a role in your plantar fasciitis, our chiropractor, Dr. Breiding, can administer spinal adjustments to help you get your body back into line. Making adjustments to the joints of the feet can also prove helpful. Last but not least, our chiropractor may prescribe custom-fitted orthotic inserts in your shoes to provide much-needed arch support.
- What can I do about my plantar fasciitis? In addition to chiropractic care and orthotic inserts, our chiropractor may recommend that you avoid wearing shows such as high heels that provide inadequate arch support and throw your weight off balance. We may also recommend weight loss to prevent unnecessary foot strain and/or exercises to stretch and strengthen the arches.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment for North Kingstown, East Greenwich, Providence and Warwick RI
If you want answers to your pain as well as your questions, come visit us. Breiding Chiropractic Clinic is happy to provide natural, drug-free plantar fasciitis relief for residents of North Kingstown, East Greenwich, Providence and Warwick RI. Our chiropractor will analyze your symptoms, stance, gait and spinal alignment and administer the treatments you need for happier feet. Call 401-352-5744 to schedule an appointment!