Non-Invasive Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Tacoma
Aching feet are sometimes dismissed as an expected side effect of long workdays, high heels and other aspects of modern society. But there's no reason you should simply accept chronic pain conditions such as plantar fasciitis in your everyday life. This inflammation of the arch of the foot can make standing for long periods an agonizing experience -- and the pain may feel even worse when you're off your feet! Fortunately, our three-chiropractor team at Proctor Chiropractic can provide your inflamed feet with non-invasive, drug-free plantar fasciitis treatment in Tacoma.
Understanding Your Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms
The plantar fascia is a length of tough connective tissue that extends from the ball of the foot all the way back toward the heel bone. The connective tissue lends strength to the medial arch of the foot, a remarkable structure that helps the many bones of the feet support and balance your entire body. But as you can imagine, the plantar fascia has to endure considerable day-to-day stresses. The strain may cause chronic inflammation in the tissue, leading to classic plantar fasciitis symptoms. One notable symptom is sharp, stabbing heel pain that becomes more intense after activity than during it. In fact, your pain may be at its worst when you first get out of bed and walk around in the morning. You may be risk for plantar fascia if:
- Your work requires you to be on your feet all day
- You wear high-heeled shoes or other footwear that fails to provide adequate support and balance
- You have an abnormality in one or both feet, such as fallen arches, that affects your weight distribution
- You're carrying too many extra pounds
- You have an undiagnosed spinal misalignment that places unequal stresses on the feet
How Your Chiropractor Corrects Plantar Fasciitis
Instead of giving up on your favorite social activities or suffering in the workplace due to plantar fasciitis pain, see your chiropractor at Proctor Chiropractic. We can address this challenge, not by medicating the pain away or by altering your foot through surgery, but by identifying the underlying mechanical stresses are correcting them through natural means. First, we will schedule a thorough consultation and evaluation, discussing your symptoms, lifestyle, and footwear with you while evaluating your musculoskeletal alignment, posture, and overall health.
Treatment recommendations for your plantar fasciitis will depend on the condition's cause or causes. If a postural or alignment issue is placing your feet under undue strain, your chiropractor can perform spinal or extremity adjustments to bring joints back into a more normal position, permitting correct weight distribution. We may also prescribe soft tissue manipulation techniques to relieve inflammation, tightness, and pain. Your chiropractor may even recommend that you look into orthotic devices or different footwear choices for improved arch support.
Schedule a Plantar Fasciitis Treatment at Proctor Chiropractic
You don't have to live with foot pain. Call Proctor Chiropractic at 253-756-7500 to schedule naturally effective plantar fasciitis treatment!