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Plantar Fascitis

Plantar Fascitis is pain to the underside of the foot in the 'fascia' band in the arch of the foot and can sometimes involve heel pain. The pain is very noticeable when walking. Patients notice the worst pain on rising in the morning and starting to walk. Also during the day when getting up from a seated position. Patients can tend to hobble when the condition is bad.

There are many causes of Plantar Fascitis and a variety of combinations from abnormal ankle motion and tight calves to overuse injury and poor pelvic motion affecting walking and gait.

Some home remedies can include calf stretching and hamstring stretches. If heel pain accompanies the foot pain it would be wise for the short term to always wear soft well fitting footwear even when at home on hard surfaces.

Unfortunately this condition often requires a multifaceted approach to get the best and quickest outcome. Assessing the pelvis and ankle for correct function is important early so that any imbalance of the kinematic chain can be restored for faster healing.

A chiropractor is well placed to help.

A Gonstead Chiropractor will assess the low back, pelvis, lower limb and ankle/foot to find any underlying dysfunction. Normal function must be restored for the best outcome.

If you have tried the home stretches and the other treatments that you have tried have been at best temporary, then it's time to try chiropractic. And if you've seen a chiropractor before without result, why not try a Gonstead Chiropractor.

Because your health is worth it.

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