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Ankle & Heel Pain - Plantar Fasciitis - treatment

With the right care there is a huge recovery rate from plantar fasciitis within a few months.

Chiropractic care for plantar fasciitis in Grimsby 

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects the toes to the heel bone, it is called the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is most commonly seen in runners, pregnant women, overweight people, and individuals who wear inadequately supporting shoes. Plantar fasciitis typically affects people between the ages of 40 and 70.

Symptoms

The first thing people with plantar fasciitis notice is pain for the first few steps out of bed in the morning, it causes an intense stabbing pain in the heel. After hobbling for a few steps it normally eases off. As a rule only one foot is affected, but on odd occasions it can occur in both feet simultaneously.

Diagnosis

At Chiropractic First your chiropractor will go through a thorough case history and examination. They will check your foot by testing your reflexes, balance, coordination, muscle strength, and muscle tone. Your chiropractor may also advise a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or X-ray to rule out other others sources of your pain, such as a pinched nerve, stress fracture, or bone spur.

Treatment

There are options for the treatment of plantar fasciitis include medication, chiropractic and surgery.

Medications

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen are used to treat the inflammation and pain of plantar fasciitis, but they won't cure the condition. Corticosteroids can also be used to ease pain and reduce inflammation.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors like to solve the problem but also find out why it has happened in the first place. Stretching exercises for the Achilles tendon are recommended to relieve the strain on the plantar fascia and aid in the healing process. In moderate or severe cases of plantar fasciitis, your chiropractor may recommend you wear a night splint, which will stretch the arch of your foot and calf while you sleep. This helps to lengthen the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia for symptom relief. Depending on the severity of your plantar fasciitis, your physician may prescribe a store-bought orthotic (arch support) or custom-fitted orthotic to help distribute your foot pressure more evenly.

Surgery

When all else fails, surgery may be recommended to detach the plantar fascia from the heel bone. Few people need surgery to treat the condition.

 

 

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