Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel and arch pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. This large, important tissue connects the toes to the heel and forms the arch of the foot. When the ligament is inflamed or torn, a stabbing pain of varying degrees is often felt near the heel. This is plantar fasciitis and it can make normal movement and daily activities incredibly painful and very difficult. It can also become a chronic issue if not treated.
An estimated 2 million people are afflicted with plantar fasciitis. The causes of this condition are highly variable. Sometimes the root can be found in tight calves, shin muscles, Achilles tendons or gluteus muscles. Other times, a foot trauma from a fall or other circumstance may the reason. Wearing poorly fitted shoes, having flat or high-arching feet, and rolling while walking are also common causes. People who stand, walk or run for long periods of time are also more prone to plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis responds very well to chiropractic care. At Total Body Chiropractic & Massage, our precise adjustments to the feet and ankles, as well as spinal alignment will work to reduce stress in the plantar fascia and promote healing in the foot. The Graston Technique, an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, is very effective at addressing the root cause of plantar fasciitis which is often tight calf muscles. Our total body approach will help manage your pain, realign your body, and get you walking with proper posture again.
Total Body Chiropractic & Massage in Bend, Oregon specializes in non-invasive, drug-free chiropractic care for plantar fasciitis. By adding chiropractic treatments to your recovery plan, you can feel better faster and learn how to manage your pain. Let us help you reduce your pain, shorten your healing time and get back to doing the things you love.