Tustin chiropractor treats Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is when people suffer from pain in the bottoms of their feet. Actually, the foot pain can be very severe and can cause terrible heel pain. In addition, pain can reach the ankles and Achilles tendon.
Fascia is the sheath that wraps around the muscles tendons and ligaments. Inflammation of the fascia is called fasciitis. Also, when the tendon is involved it is called tendonitis.
Treatments for foot pain in Tustin Chiropractic clinic
Treatments include myofascial release, friction therapy and manipulations of the foot and ankle joints. Other treatment modalities include ultrasound, laser and Orthotics. In some situations orthopedic surgeons will put a metal brace inside the foot to hold the structure of the foot together. Some therapists will tape the foot to give it support and decrease pain.
Almost all treatments for plantar fasciitis are direct to the inflamed area. Treatments are designed to decrease pain and inflammation. They are combined with strengthening and supportive orthotics.
As a chiropractor, I have seen many patients that suffer from plantar fasciitis and other forms of foot pain. You probably have seen how chiropractors are checking the feet to determine leg length.
Look to the spine for plantar fasciitis treatment
Problems anywhere in the spine can cause the muscles of the spine and pelvis to tighten up. That causes the leg to pull up and become short. When a person stands and walks on a short leg the feet try to adapt. The feet start to change shape. The feet try to flatten and arch to try to level out the leg length discrepancy.
That causes the feet to change shape and lose their ligament structure. The muscles and fascia become overburdened, inflamed and painful.
More chiropractic related treatments for plantar fasciitis
Other chiropractic related reasons for foot pain is due to nerve pressure in the lower back. Consequently, pressure on the nerves of the low back will cause the foot muscles to become weak. Furthermore, the weak muscles cause the area to be easily inflamed and can therefore, be easily injured. Moreover, they became difficult to heal and may become chronic.
My journey with plantar fasciitis
Years ago I suffered with plantar fasciitis. I tried to treat it with some of the traditional treatment protocols. Custom orthotics for my feet were not able to get rid of my pain. Also, I tried ultra sound, massage, ice therapy and several different shoes. Nothing helped and I struggled for more than 6 months.
Finally, I was able to get my pelvis and spine level and corrected my leg length discrepancy. Then you know what happened? My plantar fasciitis got Better!
Making the paradigm shift
Once I made that paradigm shift in perspective and expectation, it was easy to see a solution to my problem. Often, we are stuck suffering because it is time to expand our perspective. The tension and discomfort is greatest right before the paradigm shift.
In my practice, I have been challenged in so many ways trying to help my patients. When patients have already tried all the standard protocols and are still suffering, that is when we have to step back to take fresh perspective. That’s when these paradigm shifts occur and you never look at those things the same again.