“My foot has been painful for several years after running a half marathon. This has been one of the most painful and frustrating injuries I have experienced. I tried orthotics, stretching and rest with no relief. My husband was a patient at Addison Chiropractic and he referred me for an evaluation. I was skeptical of the treatment working, but decided to give it a try. After 1 session, I immediately noticed a difference. This treatment worked and I am relieved.”
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Kennesaw, GA 30144
What is plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is thick connective tissue on the underside of the foot. This helps to support and maintain the arch. This tissue connects to the back of the foot to the calcaneus bone. Due to improper foot mechanics, tension is created at the junction of the plantar fascia and the calcaneus bone. Over time, the connection becomes inflamed and painful.
The most common symptom is sharp, stabbing pains first thing in the morning when the patient takes their first steps. At first, the pain goes away after walking, but as the condition becomes chronic, pain can persist throughout most activities.
Who is commonly affected?
There is not a defined group of people who are predisposed to people. Risk factors for developing this condition are older age, obesity, activities that are high impact on the feet, and work related duties that require people to remain on their feet most of the day.
What treatment options are available?
Plantar fasciitis can be one of the most frustrating and costly conditions to treat. Some of the options available:
- Night splints to slowly stretch the foot
- Custom orthotics to stabilize the arch
- Ice and home stretches
- Cortisone injections
- Surgery in most advanced conditions
- Shockwave therapy, cold laser and manual soft tissue therapy
How does Addison Chiropractic and Sports Clinic treat Plantar Fasciitis?
In our office, we have successfully treated plantar fasciitis 80-90% of the time within 4 to 6 treatment sessions.
- Manual soft tissue therapy-we use soft tissue to break down the knots or scar tissue along the length of the connective tissue of the feet. This is important to restore blood flow and oxygen to the tissues for healing.
- Chiropractic adjustments to restore normal functioning of the foot and ankle
- Shockwave therapy-shockwave therapy in some studies have demonstrated an effectiveness of up to 90% in plantar fasciitis cases. The shockwave produces an acoustic wave that targets the damaged area to resolve and repair the injured area.
- Cold laser-the cold laser is a light therapy that can reduce pain and inflammation
Do not let the pain from a plantar Fasciitis keep you from living a full life. Addison Sports Clinic has the team ready to assist you. If you have any questions, please call. You can start chiropractic care today!
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