Plantar Fasciitis: Ligamentous Inflammation
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes for foot pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed and painful. This may be the result of overuse or small tears. The plantar fascia is a thick band of ligamentous tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting from the heel to the toes. Its name literally means Plantar “foot” and Fasciitis “inflammation”.
This condition is usually accompanied by a dull ache or a sharp pain that gradually gets worse the more you’re on your feet. Pain intensity is worse in the morning, as the plantar fascia can be stiff and takes a while to lengthen after periods of rest.
What leads to Plantar Fasciitis?
- Repetitive stress of any kind on the feet (foot)
- Abnormal biomechanics or anatomy of the foot
- Pressure on the feet from exercise
- Poorly fitted shoes
- Being overweight
- Trauma (rarely)
- Improper walking technique
- Old age
Research has found that over 85% of plantar fasciitis sufferers also have over pronation. Pronation is the movement of your subtalar joint below the ankle, but in shorter words- it’s the way your foot rolls inwards as you walk or run. Overpronation is excessive rolling of the feet. This can put stress on your plantar fascia and even cause plantar fasciitis. You are especially at risk if you’re a runner as repetitive motions and improper running technique can increase your risk. Before running or participating in any long-distance sports it’s important that you find the pronation of your feet, whether you have overpronation, underpronation, or normal pronation. Our trained Chiropractors can examine and provide you with a better explanation.
We offer a Chiropractic treatments that will help in relieving your foot pain. We have offices in Daytona Beach and Chiropractic Clinic in Orange City. Instead of waiting out the pain or continuing to use that old freezer-burnt ice pack, make an appointment with our Chiropractic ffices and see a professional. Plantar fasciitis can be a serious condition and should not be ignored. Serious cases can even lead to ruptures within the plantar fascia ligament which can cause much more pain. Call and schedule an appointment today and let our trained Chiropractors get you back on your feet!