Plantar Fasciitis

Are you experiencing heel pain? Do you have trouble standing or walking when you get up in the morning? One of the most common causes of this pain is Plantar Fasciitis. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and supports your foot arch. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, weak, or swollen, it may cause pain below the foot when walking or standing. If you strain the fascia, it may cause a painful condition known as Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury typically found in very active people, as well as those who are overweight. Improper footwear, high arches, flat feet, or excessive pronation may also contribute to your pain. If you are not stretching your Achilles tendons or your calf muscles regularly, this condition may develop over time. The first few steps after waking up or sitting for an extended time are the worst, but it may feel better after you get moving. As the day continues, you may experience more pain, especially with excessive standing or climbing stairs.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should contact your physician and learn more about your treatment options. Rest is important, along with stretching and good shoe support. Sports chiropractors may use a combination of heat, ice, electrical muscular stimulation, stretching, taping, and rehab exercises to reduce the pain and inflammation. Instrument-assisted soft-tissue manipulation, such as the Graston Technique, is an important part of treatment. Though progress may be slow with this difficult condition, surgery is unlikely with a dedicated combination of these conservative therapies. Call the Sports Chiropractors to start getting relief from the Plantar Fasciitis today.

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Dr. Young is Sports Medicine Certified and uses the latest treatments available to insure his clients make a quick recovery. Dr. Dustin Young offers Chiropractic services in the heart of Seabrook, Texas. He is the lead chiropractor for the LaPorte high school football team and heads the Sports Medicine Team for the Pasadena Rodeo.