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Plantar Fasciitis

Sports Chiropractors in Alpharetta and Atlanta, GA

Plantar Fasciitis services offered in Alpharetta and Atlanta, GA

Ongoing or crippling heel pain could indicate you have a condition called plantar fasciitis. At Synergy Release Sports in 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 Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

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. 

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

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.

What are the risk factors for plantar fasciitis?

The common causes and risk factors for developing plantar fasciitis include:

  • Overtraining
  • Ongoing tension causing small tears
  • Being over 60
  • Long-distance running
  • Aerobic dancing
  • Ballet dancing
  • Excess body weight
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Physically demanding job
  • Jobs that require excessive standing
  • Walking or standing on hard surfaces

Avoid overtraining, warm up and stretch properly, and wear comfortable footwear to reduce your chance of plantar fasciitis discomfort.

How does my provider diagnose plantar fasciitis?

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. 

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Your provider may recommend the following treatments to reduce plantar fasciitis discomfort:

 

  • Advanced muscle integration technique (AMIT)
  • Neuromuscular massage
  • Frequency specific microcurrent
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Piezo wave therapy (shock therapy)
  • Functional manual therapy
  • Active release techniques® (ART)
  • Pilates reformer
  • Medical Therapeutic Yoga™
  • Orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Splinting
  • Walking boots
  • Ice or heat packs
  • Rest 
  • Medical weight loss programs

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.

Life's Too Valuable to Walk Around in Pain
At Synergy we know that you want to enjoy life’s most meaningful activities pain and injury free. Here’s the problem, it’s almost impossible to avoid pain and injury in today’s modern lifestyle of chronic stress and busyness. Which leads to an avalanche of issues we want to avoid including an inactive lifestyle, weight gain, depression, disease and often increased pain.

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