Can Chiropractic Care treat Plantar Fasciitis?

The cause of the pain experienced is from tears in the tissue running along the bottom length of the foot, called Plantar Fascia in medical terms. That’s just what the pain is, not why it’s there in the first place. Why (the cause) of how Plantar Fasciitis started in an individual can be as simple as improper shoe-wear or how they sleep to as complicated as addressing gait patterns and muscular asymmetries. Here at Minnesota Movement Chiropractic, we are educated in doing just that - figuring out why someone is experiencing these symptoms in the first place rather than just addressing the pain. By finding that cause and treating that, we eliminate the effects and prevent them from coming back in the future.

Treatment Techniques that the sports chiropractors at Minnesota Movement utilize to address Plantar Fasciitis are:

  • Chiropractic Mobilizations and adjustments to the spine and lower limbs including the hip, knee, ankle, and foot

  • Manual Muscle Therapy

  • Active Release Technique (ART)

  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with RockBlades

  • Kinesiology Taping with RockTape

  • Corrective Exercise strategies

  • Gait analysis on our treadmill for assessment and correction

The short answer is ABSOLUTELY! Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common sources of chronic pain to affect the musculoskeletal system for many Americans. This ailment, characterized by pain on the bottom of the foot especially in the morning, affects the heel by with a shooting pain whenever pressure is brought down upon it even through the simple actions of walking. This inherently makes plantar fasciitis highly disruptive to normal daily activities.

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