Heel pain could be due to plantar fasciitis, a condition where overuse causes inflammation in the connective tissues along the bottom of your foot. Foot and heel pain can cause abnormal walking patterns that put stress on the knees, hips and spine. If you have symptoms of plantar fasciitis, Jonathan Donath, DC, and Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP, at Joint Effort Chiropractic in White Plains, New York, can help. These highly skilled chiropractors use the Active Release Techniques® (ART®) to relieve heel pain and restore your mobility. To benefit from their expertise in treating plantar fasciitis, call Joint Effort Chiropractic today or book an appointment online.
Plantar fasciitis is a disorder resulting from repeated trauma that causes pain and tenderness in the bottom of your heel. The plantar fascia connects the calcaneus (heel bone) to your toes and supports the arch of your foot.
The continual strain on the plantar fascia can trigger swelling and inflammation, making it painful to stand for extended periods.
In general, plantar fasciitis symptoms are more acute at the start of the day and reduce as the day progresses. However, if you stay on your feet for too long, the pain can flare up and make it hard to walk.
Plantar fasciitis develops because of a recurring strain that causes multiple small tears in the tissue. The tissue becomes inflamed and swells in response, resulting in heel pain. Injuries to the plantar fascia might be due to:
Left untreated, plantar fasciitis tends to worsen, and scar tissue might form. The scarring further reduces soft tissue strength and elasticity. Prompt treatment at Joint Effort Chiropractic can relieve your pain and restore function to your foot.
The primary treatment Joint Effort Chiropractic uses for plantar fasciitis is the Active Release Techniques® (ART®).
ART® is the optimal approach to treating scarring and adhesions (where scar tissue sticks to other tissues in your body) that are often present in patients with plantar fasciitis. It specifically targets cumulative trauma disorders like plantar fasciitis and tendinitis.
Before your treatment, you undergo a comprehensive assessment of your condition. Your provider also starts each ART® session with an evaluation of the injury site.
ART® involves you and your chiropractor working together; as your provider applies precise tension to the tissue, you perform specific movements.
Many patients experience fast relief and dramatic results using this gentle, noninvasive treatment. Just one ART® treatment can reduce pain and increase your strength and flexibility.
If you’re finding it hard to get around because of plantar fasciitis, call Joint Effort Chiropractic today and schedule a consultation or use the online form to book an appointment.