Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis Care at Naperville's Victory Rehab Chiropractic Clinic
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can lead to pain on the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a serious and painful condition that occurs when the long, flat ligament along the bottom of the foot develops tears, subsequent inflammation, and scar tissue formation. The level of foot pain in plantar fasciitis can vary drastically but can usually be worse in the morning or after periods of rest. As you walk after periods of rest the fascia “warms up” and lengthens slightly, reducing the tension on the ligament and lessening the pain.
Many factors can cause the foot pain in plantar fasciitis to develop. When walking with a normal step, the plantar fascia ligament stretches as the foot strikes the ground. When walking with an abnormal step, or when putting repetitive pressure on the heel, the plantar fascia ligament can stretch irregularly, become stressed, and develop small tears. These small tears can cause the fascia to become inflamed, causing foot pain.
Foot pain in plantar fasciitis can be described as a dull ache that can become sharp with movement. Chiropractic adjustments of your feet and appropriate lifestyle modifications can help restore function and relieve pain. After a detailed history and examination at Victory Rehab, Dr. Chris and Dr. Tom may determine that other therapies may be beneficial for your foot pain. Often times soft tissue techniques, physical therapy exercises, and orthotics may be beneficial to achieving the best results in the shortest amount of time. Your first visit at Victory rehab will allow the doctors to determine if chiropractic treatment can help your foot pain and what types of treatment will be best to promote healing.