Manage Plantar Fasciitis Pain with Chiropractic

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Plantar fasciitis is a leading cause of pain in the heel.  This type of heel pain is caused by small tears in the plantar fascia ligament of the foot.  Plantar fasciitis pain will only worsen as tears get larger, leading to more pain.  The sooner you seek care for plantar fasciitis, the sooner you can experience relief.  A great number of people across the country suffer from plantar fasciitis and many of these people are finding relief with chiropractic care.  You too can ease plantar fasciitis heel pain with regular visits to a Bentonville chiropractor.

Signs and Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Foot pain can come in all different forms.  If you aren’t sure if the type of pain you are experiencing is from plantar fasciitis, it helps to learn and be aware of the signs and symptoms.  These can include pain on the bottom of the foot near the center of the heel bone, pain when standing up after sitting for long periods of time, more significant pain after exercising, and increased pain in the morning when waking up.  If you have these symptoms, then you are most likely suffering from plantar fasciitis. This condition can be caused by a number of problems such as wearing the wrong type of shoes, exercising incorrectly, being on your feet all day, or it can even manifest itself as a result of other health conditions such as arthritis.  Because of the pain, you may try to change how you walk, but changing your posture and the way you walk can be more damaging to the body, causing pain and problems elsewhere as well.  If plantar fasciitis foot pain has affected your ability to stand, walk, or exercise, Bentonville chiropractor Dr. Tom Niemela can help.

Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis Relief

Stress on the plantar fascia tendon is what initially leads to tears that cause plantar fasciitis pain.  One way to ease this pain is to relieve the stress placed on the foot and tendon.  Chiropractic care focuses on relieving stress on joints, ligaments, and tendons, including the plantar fascia, to relieve pain.  Additionally, because of the pain in your heel that leads to changing your gait, spinal misalignments can occur.  Spinal misalignments can also wreak havoc on the body, causing back pain, neck pain, or even hip and leg pain.  Dr. Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic will assess the spine, locate problematic spinal misalignments, and correct these vertebrae that are out of place with gentle chiropractic adjustments so that the body is in proper alignment and can function optimally.  Alleviate plantar fasciitis pain and avoid further musculoskeletal pain with regular visits to Dr. Niemela.

Positive Results with Chiropractic Care

Some people are skeptical of chiropractic care for plantar fasciitis relief.  But case studies show that chiropractic care produces positive results not only for easing plantar fasciitis pain, but also for improving overall health.  One such case study focused on a 10-year-old boy with plantar fasciitis pain that affected his ability to play football.  He sought chiropractic care for his symptoms and found relief after just 6 weeks of regular chiropractic visits along with stretching and exercise therapy. 

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis pain, experience relief with natural and safe chiropractic care.  Schedule a visit with Dr. Tom Niemela of Arbor Vitae Chiropractic to find out what chiropractic care can do for you.




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