What is plantar fasciitis?
Tha plantar fascia is the soft, springy tissue on the underside of the foot. With injury, wear-and-tear or age, a painful, ongoing condition may result: plantar fasciitis.
Telltale symptoms include sharp, stabbing pain in the heel or underside of the foot, often when you first step out of bed in the morning. You may experience a dull ache or burning. Sufferers are often middle-aged, athletic, or work in occupations that place a great deal of repetitive stress on their feet.
Adjust: How can Dr. Cynthia Crosser help?
Chiropractic adjustments can help restore joint mechanics to reduce tension and relieve pain. Orthotics, kinesiotaping, soft-tissue manipulations and stretching regimens are also treatment options available.
Support: How might custom orthotics help?
We offer Foot Levelers functional orthotics which can help dramatically reduce pain and swelling, by lifting and supporting the foot, gently restoring the fallen arches. Three arch support also helps position your heel for long-term healing, preventing future flare-ups.
Rehabilitate: What kind of exercise should I be doing?
Ask us about a foot wheel designed to massage the bottom of the foot, reducing pain. We can also show you stretches and exercises in the office to be performed at home. Recovery can be slow, typically between 6-9 months. Follow the Dr.'s care plan carefully. A combination of therapies as described above is the most effective.