Do you have chronic pain in one or both your feet? You may have plantar fasciitis. Dr. Scott M. Pint, a chiropractor based in Pittsburgh, PA, can help. Keep reading for more information about plantar fasciitis.

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is when the thick tissue that connects your toes and heel bone becomes inflamed, causing intense pain in the heel area of your foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Many runners develop plantar fasciitis over time due to constant pressure on their feet from running. People who wear shoes with little support and people who are overweight are also prone to developing plantar fasciitis.

The large tissue at the bottom of your foot, the plantar fascia, absorbs shock when you walk or run. If there is too much stress and tension in this area, small tears will appear on your fascia, causing the pain you feel when you are on your feet.

What are the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?

The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain. This stabbing pain occurs around the heel of your foot. Most people with this condition experience foot pain as soon as they get up in the morning. It can lessen or go away throughout the day. When people with plantar fasciitis exercise, they experience worse pain after they work out.

Some people with plantar fasciitis will change the way they walk to alleviate the pain. Doing this can cause back pain and pain in other areas of the body, while also not addressing chronic pain.

How We Can Help

Make an appointment at your earliest convenience so that we can treat your foot and back pain. A combination of physical therapy and chiropractic adjustments can help alleviate pain in both your feet and back.

We can show you different exercises that can stretch and strengthen lower leg muscles and your plantar fascia. Many therapy exercises can be done from the comfort of your home in between office visits. We may recommend you wear athletic taping to support the bottom of your foot as well. Realigning the back and neck through chiropractic adjustments can take away pressure from muscles and other soft tissue, allowing these areas to heal.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our office or methods. We are here to help you heal from chronic pain and lead a happy and healthy life.

Call Dr. Scott M. Pint Today!

Make an appointment as soon as you can to get pain relief from your plantar fasciitis. You can visit Dr. Scott M. Pint at 7950 Saltsburg Rd., Suite 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15239. You can also make an appointment over the phone by calling us at (724) 875-4040.