Ongoing or crippling heel pain could indicate you have a condition called plantar fasciitis. At Synergy Release Sports in Buckhead Atlanta and Alpharetta, Georgia, the experienced team of chiropractors determines if you have this condition and provides treatment to reduce pain and speed up natural healing. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tab today.
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that results due to inflammation of thick tissue bands in your feet. While its cause isn’t well understood, plantar fasciitis is common in runners and people who carry excess weight. Treatment at Synergy Release Sports offers pain relief.
The hallmark symptoms of plantar fasciitis include pain in the bottom of your foot (near your heel), pain when taking your first few steps in the morning, and discomfort after long periods of standing or when getting up from a sitting position. You might have stabbing pain that diminishes your ability to stay active, work, or complete everyday tasks.
When left untreated, plantar fasciitis can cause you to change the way you walk to avoid discomfort. This is a risk factor for knee, foot, hip, and back pain.
The common causes and risk factors for developing plantar fasciitis include:
Avoid overtraining, warm up and stretch properly, and wear comfortable footwear to reduce your chance of plantar fasciitis discomfort.
The Synergy Release Sports team diagnoses plantar fasciitis after discussing your symptoms and medical history. They examine your feet and ankles during a medical exam and may recommend X-rays or an MRI to detect or rule out additional foot problems.
Your provider may recommend the following treatments to reduce plantar fasciitis discomfort:
Maintaining an ideal body weight, wearing supportive shoes, eating nutritious foods, and training properly are essential. You might switch to low-impact sports training until plantar fasciitis heals.
The Synergy Release Sports team shows you home exercises that stretch your plantar fascia, calf muscles, and Achilles tendons to reduce pain and the risk of further problems.
To find relief from plantar fasciitis and heal quickly, schedule an appointment at Synergy Release Sports by phone or online today.