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Chiropractic Health Clinic – Plantar Fasciitis FAQ with Your Omaha Chiropractor

Person suffering from Plantar Fasciitis

As your trusted Omaha Chiropractor, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. Whether you’re looking for compassionate prenatal chiropractic care, you want to learn more about the benefits of preventative wellness care or you’re interested in holistic healing following an auto accident or sports injury, our friendly and skilled chiropractic care team is here to help!

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

This common medical condition is classified by pain and inflammation along the thick, fibrous band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, from the heel to the toes. This band of tissues called the fascia, work to support various muscles in the foot and the arch of the foot. If they become over-stretched, tiny tears may occur in the surface, leading to a great deal of pain and discomfort.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?

There are a wide variety of different symptoms that you may experience with plantar fasciitis, including:

  • Pain in the bottom of the foot that may extend to the front or center of the heel bone
  • Pain that is worse in the morning (also called first-step pain)
  • Stiffness in the morning or after resting
  • Tenderness
  • Redness and/or bruising
  • and More

If you experience any of these symptoms, we recommend that you make an appointment with our chiropractor as soon as possible for a diagnosis.

How is the Condition Diagnosed?

Our skilled and knowledgeable chiropractor can typically tell that you have plantar fasciitis just by checking for tender areas along the bottom of the foot. However, X-rays or MRI may be needed to rule out other possible causes of your pain, like a stress fracture or a pinched nerve.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?

Yes! Chiropractic care has been proven to help with managing pain, reducing inflammation and promoting faster natural healing for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis. By targeting the root cause of your pain, instead of simply treating your symptoms, we are able to help strengthen and stretch the fascia and the lower leg muscles.

What Can I Do to Help Reduce Pain?

If you’re an athlete or on your feet a lot for work, it’s important to take time out of your day to help reduce pain. Using an ice pack on the heel 3 to 4 times a day for about 15 minutes can also help to reduce inflammation and pain. 

Call Our Omaha Chiropractor Today

Interested in learning more about the benefits of chiropractic care for plantar fasciitis? Call 402-778-5470 or visit us online today to schedule an appointment.