Many people throughout Northglenn and the surrounding communities of Thornton, Broomfield, Denver and Westminster do not know that chiropractors regularly treat pain conditions like plantar fasciitis. This condition wreaks havoc throughout many patient populations including sports athletes, but can occur in everyday situations as well. Our Northglenn chiropractor provides specialized treatment that is non-invasive and specifically for the resolution of plantar fasciitis. It is very important to find a chiropractor that has the specialty and experience with this unique but common pain condition because not all chiropractors, physical therapists, or foot specialists are specifically trained in non-invasive treatment of this condition.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common pain conditions in the foot. It consists of inflammation of our plantar fascia that runs across the bottoms of our feet due to a variety of causes. It can range anywhere from achy and dull to stabbing pain depending on the level of inflammation and cause of injury. Plantar fascia help support our arches and absorb force and pressure while we are walking or running. If this tissue has tears or repetitive stress causing inflammation, plantar fasciitis can be the result. Many foot pain conditions can mimic plantar fasciitis so we perform a comprehensive examination of the foot and other related structures to determine if the pain is truly being generated by the plantar fascia.
Common Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel pain when you first rise out of bed
- Foot pain that occurs after inactivity
- Foot pain that gets worse as the day goes on
- Pain after standing for long periods of time
- Pain that occurs before and after physical activity, but not during
- Heel pain while getting out of a chair
Many of our chiropractic patients present differently depending on the cause, severity, and length of time this condition has been occurring. Being a specialized hand and foot chiropractic clinic, we have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of this foot pain condition. Once we perform our comprehensive examination, we can recommend a specialized treatment program and additional at home exercises and supports (shoes, orthotics, stretches, etc) to accelerate the healing process and resolve the condition.