Plantar fasciitis:

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. It is a very common condition and can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly.
If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and inflamed. Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk. Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. It also occurs in younger people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes or soldiers. It can happen in one foot or both feet.

The main cause of Plantar fasciitis is when you straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if:
  • Your feet roll inward too much when you walk
  • You have high arches or flat feet
  • You walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces
  • You suffer from Vitamin C deficiency
  • You are overweight
  • You wear shoes that don’t fit well or are worn out
  • You have tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles
It has been seen that most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after they get out of bed or sit for a long time. You may have less stiffness and pain after you take a few steps, which is generally attributed to the loss in blood circulation. But your foot may hurt more as the day goes on. It may hurt the most when you climb stairs or after you stand for a long time.
The treatment by choice and advice in most cases is Chiropractic care treatment. We at Connecticut Family Chiropractic often get the job done in limiting the pain caused by plantar fasciitis. This approach of our chiropractors helps bring the treatment into the root of the problem by getting rid of restrictions along the joints, muscles and other parts of the foot. The chiropractor at Connecticut Family Chiropractic will also help increase the work and movement range flexibility of the calf muscles by using special treatment protocols that help correct other functional risk factors such as tightness and weakening of the intrinsic muscles of the foot.
Our previous experience has shown that if a patient visits us earlier than most, the more chances they will have in preventing further injury. Connecticut Family Chiropractic has performed multiple successful chiropractic treatment and there has been no further reoccurrences of plantar fasciitis in most of our patients.
We at Connecticut Family Chiropractic also intend treating individuals with plantar fasciitis by complimenting their treatment with the right kind of lifestyle that involves exercising regularly and a proper diet and nutrition it is not fat fetched that our therapy and healing methods will do the trick. Manipulation, stretching, soft tissue work, ultrasound and home exercises are just some of the chiropractic therapies administered for our patients suffering with this condition.
Do not risk your feet and your ability to gain strength and perform physical activities. Visit Connecticut Family Chiropractic at the initial stage of a plantar fasciitis and let the wonders of chiropractic treatment help you achieve great health and body condition.