Calgary Chiropractor: Treating Plantar Fasciitis Using Orthotics

Do You Have Plantar Fasciitis in Calgary? Footmaxx Orthotics May Be for You

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Having a condition such as plantar fasciitis can be extremely encumbering as you go about your daily routine while dealing with symptoms. Not to worry!

If you are currently experiencing pain or inflammation that you may think be related to plantar fasciitis, we are here to help!

Here’s some valuable information on the causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors and how to treat plantar fasciitis with Footmaxx Orthotics, Revelation Health Centre’s custom line of orthotic soles.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the top causes of heel pain in adults. Inside of your foot is a flat ligament that connects your toes to your heel bone, thus supporting the arch of your foot. This is called your plantar fascia.

If your plantar fascia becomes strained, it can become weakened, irritated and swollen rather quickly because of the amount of walking most people do daily.

When standing or walking, the bottom of your foot or heel will hurt and the pain is often the most severe during the morning hours.

What are signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

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There are many signs and symptoms for this foot condition. You could have one or any number of the following at once:

  • Pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel
  • Pain and stiffness in the bottom mid-foot area
  • Aching or burning sensation on bottom of foot
  • After prolonged activity, inflammation and / or swelling
  • Can affect one or both feet
  • Can be dull or sharp pain, or somewhere in between

What causes plantar fasciitis?

If you happen to be overweight or obese, you run a much higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis because of the increased pressure on your foot ligaments. This is especially true for people who gain weight over a brief period of time; pregnant woman often experience bouts of plantar fasciitis in the late months of childbearing.

People who live active lifestyles such as…

  • Athletes
  • Restaurant workers
  • Construction labourers

…are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis due to experiencing increased amounts of stress on their foot ligaments during their daily routines.

Sometimes flat feet or high arches can cause plantar fasciitis. If you happen to have a tight Achilles tendon, a soft tissue that attaches your heels to your calf muscles, you could also experience pain stemming from the plantar fascia.

Wearing shoes with no support and soft soles can also result in plantar fasciitis.

What is the solution?

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To correct plantar fasciitis, it is recommended to use a more rigid and aggressive orthotic to help support the arch of the foot. This stops your plantar fascia ligament from over-stretching when rolling your foot inward while walking or doing another activity (also over-pronation).

If you happen to be experiencing lots of pain more towards the heel of your foot, it is recommended to get orthotics with added heel cushioning – or Heelmax™ in the Footmaxx line of orthotics we sell at our office.

Our chiropractors are likely to perform soft tissue release therapy on the affected ligaments to treat the pain and any other accompanying symptoms.

Want to know more? See what you need to know about Custom Footmaxx Orthotics at Revelation Health Centre Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic today.

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