As one of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.
The pain that people with plantar fasciitis experience is typically the worst with the first few steps after getting up in the morning. This pain can also be triggered by extended periods of standing or when you get up after sitting. The pain is typically worse after exercise, not during it.
What Are the Risk Factors?
Although plantar fasciitis can develop without an apparent cause, some factors can increase your risk of developing this condition:
- Age. Most people with plantar fasciitis are between 40 and 60.
- Foot mechanics. Those who have flat feet, a high arch, or an abnormal walking pattern can experience plantar fasciitis because those issues can affect the way weight is distributed while standing. Added stress can be placed on the plantar fascia.
- Obesity. People who are significantly overweight often suffer from the condition because excess pounds put extra stress on the plantar fascia.
- Certain occupations. Factory workers, nurses, teachers, and others who spend the majority of their working hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can experience damage to the plantar fascia.
Natural Help for Plantar Fasciitis
A chiropractor can adjust your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and spine. These adjustments help to alleviate pressure on the bottom of your feet to promote healing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you recommend stretches I can do?
Yes, stretches are also helpful as they can relieve tension, pressure, and stress on the bottom of your feet.
Can foot orthotics help with plantar fasciitis?
Yes, they can. Custom orthotics can alleviate pain and discomfort.
Does plantar fasciitis go away on its own?
Sometimes, yes—if the plantar fascia is given sufficient time to rest and heal.
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