Chiropractic Rockville, MD
Plantar fasciitis can be so painful that suffers can experience great difficulty walking. Over-the-counter medication can be helpful but only attempts to deal with the symptoms and does not treat the plantar fasciitis. And all too often, it does a poor job of eliminating the pain. When a Rockville, MD chiropractor from Pain Arthritis Relief Center diagnoses a patient with plantar fasciitis, he will determine the cause of the condition and focus on treating that rather than the symptoms. This makes long term or permanent relief possible.
Chiropractic Treatment Methods for Plantar Fasciitis
After your exam and diagnosis, when your chiropractor from Pain Arthritis Relief Center has determined the reason or reasons why you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, he may perform any number of the following treatments:
Improve your posture. The body is so interconnected that when one part is negatively affected, it can impact the rest of your body. One way this happens is when you lose partial function and another part of the body steps in to compensate. This can put strain on the compensating part and result in a new condition in addition to the original problem.
For example, a spinal misalignment can cause bad posture which in turn makes it difficult to walk and the person develops plantar fasciitis as a result. When the chiropractor realigns the spine to its correct position, the posture improves and your feet no longer suffer. Thus, the plantar fasciitis is resolved. Your chiropractor may also provide you with insight regarding additional changes you can make to further improve your posture.
Balance your weight. If you’re experiencing plantar fasciitis in only one foot rather than both, this might indicate that your feet are not equally bearing your weight. This is not uncommon. A chiropractor from Pain Arthritis Relief Center can make adjustments to your body to balance and realign how you carry your weight. By distributing your weight properly, the one foot will not be overworked and it can begin to heal. In this way, treating the cause rather than the symptom offers a high likelihood that the plantar fasciitis will not return.
Improve your mobility. When someone suffers from acute pain, whether it’s in the neck, back, or legs, they are likely to reduce their physical movement. This can develop into a downward spiral because optimum health requires regular and consistent exercise. Your chiropractor from Pain Arthritis Relief Center can treat your body pain caused by misalignment of the spine and also suggest which exercises might improve your plantar fasciitis or eliminate it entirely.
Self-Care for Plantar Fasciitis
There are a number of self-care treatments that one can do if they suffer from plantar fasciitis and your chiropractor from Pain Arthritis Relief Center can review these with you. Very likely, these will be in conjunction with the treatment provided by your doctor of chiropractic at our clinic. These self-care treatments might include:
- Simple stretches performed on a daily basis in your home or a convenient location.
- Wearing slip-in orthotics for one or both feet.
- Taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, to reduce the inflammation associated with your plantar fasciitis.
- Rest your feet, possibly in a raised position, for a minimum amount of time every day as prescribed by your chiropractor from Pain Arthritis Relief Center.
If you’re suffering from plantar fasciitis, consider treatments of chiropractic Rockville, MD patients recommend from Pain Arthritis Relief Center who may be able to treat your condition and reduce or eliminate your pain.