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While neck and back pain are the main reason many seek treatment from Lake Worth Chiropractic, neuromuscular alignment problems can cause issues in many other areas of the body as well. One of those areas is at the feet, where plantar fasciitis is a significant cause of heel pain.
What is plantar fasciitis and who is likely to get it? What are the symptoms of it? How can chiropractic care from our foot pain chiropractor address this issue and why should you choose Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness?
The plantar fascia is a thick ligament band that serves to connect the heel bones to the toes. It ultimately is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot. When this ligament gets strained, it gets swollen and is irritated easily, causing pain in the heel area each time your foot hits the floor.
While plantar fasciitis becomes more and more common as we reach middle age, anyone who spends significant time on their feet is subject to it. This can include retail and restaurant employees, military personnel and others.
Plantar fasciitis can be caused by anything from poor posture and being overweight to wearing poor fitting shoes and having calf muscles that are too tight. It can be aggravated by both flat feet or high arches and is common for those who spend a great deal of time on their feet. Sometimes people who begin a rigorous exercise program after being sedentary.
The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is a sharp pain in the heel area especially when weight is first put on it in the morning. The pain may get milder after a few steps, but often returns as more time is spent walking or standing. If you experience pain when there isn't pressure on your foot or heel, our Lake Worth chiropractor can determine the cause.
When you see our foot pain chiropractor at Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness, we'll diagnose your foot pain to verify its cause. After determining if your pain is the result of osteoarthritis, heel pad syndrome, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis or other foot ailments, we'll prescribe a non-invasive treatment program to address your specific issue.
We often use the active release technique (ART) to provide treatment, using hands to manipulate soft tissue in the feet. Heel to toe exercises and stretches will often be used, many of which can be done at home to improve your condition.
Our Lake Worth Chiropractor, Dr. Jack J. Cacic, has been serving patients throughout Palm Beach County and the area for over 15 years. We accept patients from Lake Worth, Palm Springs, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Lantana and Greenacres, as well as all surrounding cities. To make an appointment please call us at 561-547-2210. Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness is located at 17 North H Street in Lake Worth, FL