PLANTAR FASCIITIS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
Chiropractic Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis in San Jose
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is the thick band of tissue that covers the bones on the bottom of the foot. It extends from the heel to the bones of the ball of the foot and acts like a rubber band, creating tension which maintains the arch of the foot.
When this band of tissue becomes inflamed or swollen, it is called plantar fasciitis. The symptoms of plantar fasciitis can include pain and stiffness in the heel and it often gets worse in the morning, after standing or sitting for a long period of time, or after intense activity.
Both men and women can have plantar fasciitis, though it’s more common in active men between the ages of 40 and 70. You may be more likely to get plantar fasciitis if you:
Have foot arch problems such as flat feet and/or high arches
Run long distances or on uneven surfaces
Have a tight Achilles tendon
Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis
Your health care provider will first perform a physical exam. He will be checking for:
Tenderness on the bottom of your foot
Flat feet or high arches
Mild foot swelling or redness
Stiffness or tightness of the arch in the bottom of your foot
X-rays may also be taken to rule out other problems.
Treatment at Five Balance Health Center (FBHC) in San Jose, CA
Non-surgical treatments for plantar fasciitis almost always improve the pain. Treatment can last from several months to 2 years before symptoms get better. Still, some people need surgery to relieve the pain. If you have plantar fasciitis, it’s important to work with a team of experienced health care providers to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for your condition.
FBHC Programs & Services for Plantar Fasciitis
FBHC foot and ankle specialists offer comprehensive non-surgical options to treat every type of foot and ankle pain.
At Five Balance Health Center, our goal is to help your body function better and with less pain. Our chiropractic plantar fasciitis treatments can help your hands recover and strengthen so you can get back to your job or previous activities and learn to do them in a safer way. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
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Do you feel stabbing pain near the heel especially in the morning? Or tenderness on the bottom of your foot?
Our chiropractic treatment can help you.
Call us at (408) 601-0703.