Align Healing Center Inc.
Chiropractic & Functional Medicine located in Danville, CA
If you’re a runner or spend a lot of time on your feet at work, you may be at risk for the chronic heel pain of plantar fasciitis. The experienced team at Align Healing Center in Danville, California, offers nonsurgical solutions to address plantar fasciitis pain. They offer the convenience of in-office laser therapy sessions and gentle chiropractic adjustments to improve your quality of life. Find out how holistic therapies can finally relieve chronic heel pain by scheduling a consultation online or by phone today.
Plantar Fasciitis Q & A
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. This tissue is responsible for absorbing the shock of your movements and supporting the arch of your foot.
When too much stress is put on the plantar fascia, the tissue stretches out and may tear. This damage causes inflammation that leads to chronic pain and mobility issues.
The hallmark symptom of plantar fasciitis is a stabbing pain that affects the heel and the bottom of your foot.
What are the risk factors for plantar fasciitis?
You may be at increased risk for developing plantar fasciitis as you get older or if you participate in a high-impact physical activity, such as running. Being overweight can also put increased pressure on the foot, resulting in plantar fasciitis.
If you work in a job that requires prolonged standing or walking on hard surfaces, you may also increase your risk for developing the chronic heel pain of plantar fasciitis.
Untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to long-term heel pain that interferes with your mobility. The condition may also result in additional problems with your back, knees, or hips due to the compensations you make when walking with a painful heel.
What treatments are available for plantar fasciitis?
The team at Align Healing Center offers several noninvasive solutions for treating the chronic pain of plantar fasciitis.
For many, chiropractic care can reduce the stress on the ligaments in your foot, allowing the tissue to heal naturally. Dr. Maimone also works with you to improve your gait and reduce your risk for alignment issues in your back and hips.
In some cases, the chronic pain of plantar fasciitis may require additional treatment, like laser therapy. Laser therapy uses light energy to reduce inflammation and improve the efficiency of your healing at a cellular level.
If chronic heel pain is interfering with your ability to stay active, consider the benefits of holistic chiropractic care and other noninvasive treatments for long-term pain relief. Call the office today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online now.