Chiropractor in Batavia Discusses Plantar Fasciitis
Do you feel a stabbing pain in your heel when you take your first few steps in the morning? You may have plantar fasciitis. In some cases, plantar fasciitis can cause significant pain in the sole of your foot when you first get up in the morning, rise after sitting for a long time, or when you stand for a while. Fortunately, our chiropractor in Batavia can diagnose and treat plantar fasciitis to get you back on your feet again.
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the fascia, which is a tough band ofconnective tissue that anchors your heel bone to your toes. The symptoms of plantar fasciitis occur when overuse causes inflammation in the fascia tissue.
Some people are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis than are others. Females, those who are overweight, and people with jobs that require a lot of walking or standing on hard surfaces have an increased risk for this type of overuse injury. You might be at higher risk if you walk or run for exercise, particularly if you have tight calf muscles that restrict how far you can flex your ankles. Those with very high arches or extremely flat feet are more prone to develop plantar fasciitis.
The symptoms of plantar fasciitis usually include pain on the bottom of the foot, near the heel, right after getting up in the morning or after a period of sitting. The symptoms usually start gradually, beginning with mild pain at the heel bone. Doctors refer to this sensation as a “stone bruise.” You are more likely to feel it after exercise rather than during physical activity.
Left untreated, plantar fasciitis may become a chronic condition. The pain of plantar fasciitis may prevent you from engaging in your daily activities. You may even develop foot, knee, hip and back problems because plantar fasciitis can actually change the way you walk.
Our Batavia, IL Chiropractor Provides Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Our Batavia, IL chiropractor provides treatment for plantar fasciitis that can include ultrasound therapy that uses ultra-high frequency sound waves to increase blood flow, relax muscle spasms and promote healing in inflamed fasciitis tissue. Massage therapy reduces inflammation, speeds healing and feels fantastic on sore feet. Electric stimulation, like that produced by Electro-Muscle Stimulation and Interferential Electro-Therapy, can alleviate inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis.
Stretching is one of the best treatments for plantar fasciitis. Our chiropractor in Batavia will teach you how to safely and effectively stretch the muscles in your thighs, calves, and feet to reduce your risk for plantar fasciitis.
Contact Our Trusted Chiropractor for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Today!
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, make an appointment with our chiropractor in Batavia. Sharratt Chiropractic is a family health and massage center that provides a wide variety of therapeutic treatments. Sharratt Chiropractic is conveniently located at 940 W. Wilson Street Batavia IL. We proudly serve the communities in the Fox Valley area - Batavia, Sugar Grove, North Aurora, St. Charles, Aurora, Elburn, and Geneva, IL. Make your appointment today by calling (630) 406-8088.