Plantar Fasciitis / Foot Pain

From an actual thank you card: “Many thanks for helping fix my plantar fasciitis... my foot hasn't felt this good for a long, long time and I've resumed my running. Thanks a million Doc. ” - Steve

Foot pain? Heel pain? Plantar Fasciitis? Here’s why you should consult the doctors at Maloney Chiropractic…

Foot and heel pain, which is often diagnosed as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis (depending on where on the foot or heel the pain occurs) is a very common affliction. Often due to soft tissue injury, these types of foot pain can be the result of either trauma (like sprains or muscle strains) or chronic, repetitive strain (like running).

(While significant muscle or cartilage tears, bone fractures or arthritis can cause foot and heel pain, it is far more common to be the result of tendonitis and/or fasciitis.) There are several different factors that can contribute to the problem. Inflammation, muscle spasm, soft tissue adhesion and fibrosis, mechanical joint irritation, poor posture, altered foot bio-mechanics, nerve irritation and muscle weakness are some of the more crucial factors involved with foot and heel pain. Often when prior treatment has proven unsuccessful, it may be due to not having one or more of these factors properly addressed.

Chronic pain due to plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis is often the end result of a vicious circle that starts with irritated or injured tissue. This leads to inflammation and muscle spasm, which in turn causes not only nerve irritation and pain but more importantly results in the formation of soft tissue adhesions. These adhesions scar-up the tissue and lead to dysfunctional soft tissues, which are more easily irritated or injured… and the whole cycle continues indefinitely.

Often, with foot or heel pain, the root cause may lie in altered or poor foot mechanics – the result of pronation or ‘flat feet’. These functional changes in the movement of the foot and ankle result in more strain placed on the soft tissues and joints of the foot and ankle.

At Maloney Chiropractic, we offer a wide variety of treatment options tailored to treat your specific problems, by tackling the foot and heel pain at its root cause(s). In fact, our well-rounded approach allows us to successfully treat many cases of foot and heel pain where other treatments have failed.

Active Release Techniques (ART) soft tissue therapy, joint manipulation, custom fit foot orthotics, Trigger Point therapy and other soft tissue therapies, lower extremity strengthening exercises and stretches are some of the most common approaches that we use in alleviating foot and heel pain, though if it’s ever apparent that you need treatment beyond what we can provide, we can refer you to one of the many other health professionals that we trust.

We provide relief for many types of foot and heel pain. If you suffer from foot or heel pain, you owe it to yourself to call us…

Medical Disclaimer: All information on this site is of a general nature and is furnished for your knowledge and understanding only. This information is not to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to your specific health and medical condition.

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