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Posted on 06-09-2016

One of the predominate tell-tale symptoms of plantar fasciitis is when you first wake up in the morning, step out of bed, and immediately feel a sharp pain in the heel of your foot. The condition usually starts at slowly with heel pain that is worse after resting for an extended time period or proceeding exercise.

Runners and females are more prone to suffer from plantar fasciitis. Often called a stone bruise, the condition occurs when the fibrous band of tissue that connects your heel bone to the base of your tones becomes inflamed. Obesity or jobs that require extensive standing on a hard surface can also cause the fascia tissue to become inflamed.

Left untreated, plantar fasciitis will frequently become a chronic condition. The ongoing foot pain might change the way you walk as you try to reduce the discomfort. Such changes in your daily activities and posture often causes you to develop other painful disorders of the foot, knee or back.

Keeping weight off your foot until the inflammation goes away alleviates the immediate discomfort, but the condition usually returns if left untreated. When a flare up occurs, icing the foot for intervals of 20-minutes will reduce the inflammation. Stretching the foot's Achilles tendon and plantar fascia is the mainstay treatment plan for plantar fasciitis. A physician may also prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, a walking cast, or surgery.

A chiropractor can use a gentle adjustment to correct misalignments in your foot that could be causing plantar fasciitis. There is no treatment for any injury that works 100% of the time, but many patients find relief from their pain through chiropractic adjustment.

If you suffer from heel pain, please contact the chiropractic professionals at Lexington Family Chiropractic for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

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