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🔴 Notice: As part of our Acute Injury Treatment Practice, we now offer Functional Medicine Integrative Assessments and Treatments within our clinical scope for chronic degenerative disorders. We first evaluate personal history, current nutrition, activity behaviors, toxic exposures, psychological and emotional factors, in tandem genetics. We then can offer Functional Medicine Treatments in conjunction with our modern protocols. Learn More
Plantar fasciitis/heel pain syndrome is the most common cause of heel pain, that results from a gradual degeneration of the plantar fascia or sudden trauma. Individuals describe the pain like sharp stabbing or deep aching in the middle of the heel or along the bottom of the foot that happens when walking or standing. Pain arises in the morning after taking the first few steps or after extended periods of sitting/lying down/non-activity.
As the foot relaxes in the evening, the fascia gains new tears in the morning, that stars the painful cycle all over.
Either one heel or both, the condition can become chronic and can be difficult to heal without a combination of conservative treatments.
Plantar fasciitis is commonly seen in middle-aged patients.
We also see it often in those who place a great deal of stress on their feet like:
There are doctors that believe bone spurs are the cause, and surgery is needed. However, bone spurs are not the cause of plantar fasciitis. Surgery will not eliminate the pain but may weaken or even rupture the plantar fascia
Custom orthotics are recommended to keep the foot in proper alignment and reduce stress on the plantar fascia.
Recovery can take time, but rest assured that 90% of patients recover in 6–9 months.
The average American takes around 5 – 6 thousand steps a day. Wearing the right shoe and orthotic is important for the health of your feet and your whole body.
Here is a quick reference guide for choosing shoes that are right for you
Foot pronation is the natural movement which occurs during foot landing while walking or running. Foot pronation also occurs while standing, and in this instance, it is the amount in which the foot rolls inward toward the arch. Foot pronation is normal, however, excessive foot pronation can cause a variety of health issues, including bad posture. The following video describes the 5 red flags of excessive foot pronation, which can ultimately affect a person’s overall health and wellness. Dr. Alex Jimenez can help diagnose and treat excessive foot pronation. Patients recommend Dr. Alex Jimenez and his staff as the non-surgical choice for excessive foot pronation health issues.
Feet are important. When you consider what your feet go through, taking 8,000 steps over the course of a day, according to the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association (IPMA), it’s easy to see how 75 percent of all Americans will have some type of foot pain at some point in their lives. Plantar fasciitis is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. It is also a condition that responds very well to chiropractic care.
While chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis on its own, it is also a very good complement to other treatments for the condition. Patients may use chiropractic in conjunction with physical therapy, massage, and even injections to manage the pain and treat the condition. It can also help with speeding healing and helping to provide better mobility.
Scar tissue if left untreated/unmanaged could lead to mobility and chronic pain issues. Individuals that… Read More
Injury, Trauma & Spinal Rehabilitation Specialist