man sitting on his bed and reaching down to massage his sore foot arch

What is Plantar Fascitis?

Plantar Fascitis is a painful foot condition caused by strain to the fascia, the connective tissue that runs through the arch of your foot from your heel to your toes. The plantar fascia attaches to the bottom aspect of your heel bone. Strain in the plantar fascia can cause foot sole pain, limping, swelling, or tenderness.

Can a chiropractor help me with my plantar fascitis?

The answer is Yes. The Chiropractor will check the biomechanics of your foot to rule out misalignment of your metatarsals and talus bone.
That type of misalignment can cause a strain to the plantar fascia when you walk.

How long will I have to see the chiropractor?

The answer depends on how long you have had the condition.  If you’ve had this condition for more than three months, it may take 3 to 6 weeks to relieve the inflamed plantar fascia.  The adjustment of the foot/ankle will relieve the condition and get you better quicker, followed by rest and ice.  Cold Laser treatments are also an option.

The most important thing to remember is that the biomechanics of the foot and ankle must be evaluated before doing any therapy or modalities to the plantar fascia.