Plantar Fasciitis Relief at Zaker Chiropractic
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects people of all ages and lifestyles; it can be incredibly debilitating when it occurs. Foot pain is associated with any instances of Plantar Fasciitis.
At Zaker Chiropractic, our team (led by respected chiropractor Dr. Misa Zaker) works tirelessly to help people find plantar fasciitis treatment without having to rely on drugs or invasive procedures. This way, they can get back to the activities they love with as little downtime (and as little risk for adverse reactions) as possible.
Understanding Plantar Fasciitis
Feel the bottom of your foot. That structure—also known as the arch of your foot—is called your plantar fascia. This thick band of tissue helps your foot move, stabilize, and absorb forces during normal weight-bearing activities like standing, walking, and running.
Sometimes, this tissue can become inflamed and irritated (often due to repetitive stress, hormonal changes, or other factors). When this happens, a person has plantar fasciitis which leads to foot pain
Signs and Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The primary symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain or foot pain that can develop gradually or quickly. This pain is often described as sharp. It's often worse first thing in the morning when a person gets up, rises from a seated position, or climbs stairs. Pain may come on during or after exercise, as well.
In addition to pain in feet, people with plantar fasciitis also often complain of stiffness in the foot and ankle. This discomfort leads many of our patients to us to seek treatment for plantar fasciitis and the accompanying foot pain
Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis
As mentioned, anyone can experience plantar fasciitis. However, research does indicate a few common risk factors:
- Doing "too much too soon" when it comes to exercise or physical activity (e.g., over-training)
- Prolonged time at work standing on the feet and/or a physically demanding job
- Inflexible ankles
- Excessively low or high arches
- Other underlying health conditions including obesity, diabetes, and pregnancy
How Chiropractors Treat Foot Pain Caused by Plantar Fasciitis
Chiropractors provide individualized, customizable, and completely non-invasive plans of care for people living with the pain of plantar fasciitis and foot pain. We don't believe in taking a myopic look at your symptoms—instead, we want to evaluate your entire person—posture, body mechanics, work habits, nutrition, lifestyle, and more—to identify as many contributing factors as possible. This way, your pain relief will be more effective, faster, and longer-lasting!
To help you find this kind of relief, we offer a range of techniques, including:
- Chiropractic adjustments, to restore your entire musculoskeletal chain, reduce stress and tension on your feet, and trigger natural pain relief by releasing natural analgesic hormones
- Physical therapy, which may include corrective exercises and stretches to improve the position, strength, and flexibility of your feet and arches; our physical therapist Dr. Cecilia Godoy also utilizes non-invasive modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation to enhance healing and pain relief
- Cryotherapy, to naturally alleviate pain and reduce inflammation
- Massage therapy, to break up scar tissue and fascial adhesions in the legs, improve lymphatic drainage for better healing, and relieve pain and stress
- Postural analysis and re-training to minimize foot stress and help you become aware of movement patterns which may exacerbation the pain in your feet
Is Your Foot Pain Keeping You Off Your Feet?
We have appointments available immediately! For more answers about Plantar Faciitis or foot pain, make an appointment with Zaker Chiropractic. Our chiropractors provide a wide variety of services to diagnose and treat pinched nerves. Zaker Chiropractic has several locations to serve you. Call (949) 734-4454 for an appointment in Newport Pain & Wellness in Newport Beach, (424) 235-1562 for South Bay Pain & Wellness in Torrance, or (310) 831-0003 for an appointment with San Pedro Pain & Wellness in San Pedro. Each clinic offers a multidisciplinary list of services.
New patients get a FREE 30-minute Massage/Pilates or Strength Training!