Plantar fasciitis is a common problem that millions of Americans deal with daily. This condition is the result of an inflamed ligament which connects the heel bone to the toes. This condition is often ignored until it becomes debilitating. The good news is that plantar fasciitis can be alleviated by seeing your Total Health Chiropractor! The foundation of our bodies start with our feet. If you are struggling with excruciating heel pain, try giving these stretches a try!
Flexing the foot: Place legs in front of you while sitting in a chair. Use a towel and wrap around your foot. Hold the ends of the towel and point toes away and towards the body. Hold these positions for 5-30 seconds then switch.
Stretch Calves: Stand at arms distance from the wall and place right food behind left. Slowly bend left leg forward. Keep the right knee straight. Hold stretch for 10-30 seconds then release. X3 then reverse legs and repeat.
Foot rolls: Grab any of these items, foam roller, water bottle or frozen can/water bottle. While seated, roll your foot back and forth on the item of choice. Practice this for 60 seconds then switch.
Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis:
-Pain or stiffness that doesn’t get better
-Pain on bottom of heel or arch of foot
-Pain while standing for long periods of time
-Pain after first steps in morning
-Pain that intensifies when you walk up stairs
Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat plantar fasciitis as well as pain management caused by the condition. Adding chiropractic treatments to your plantar fasciitis recovery plan can help you feel better faster while keeping the condition from becoming chronic. Give us a CALL today (423) 517-7000 to schedule your wellness visit.