Between the ages of 40 and 70, there’s a fourfold to sixfold increase in the incidence of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by severe throbbing pain in the heel that typically gets worse while getting up for the first time each morning. It’s not unusual to suffer planar fasciitis in both feet at the same time, and walking usually helps reduce pain. A heel spur may develop if the condition is not treated.
An examination is necessary in order to diagnose plantar fasciitis correctly. Your foot will be tested during the examination, which will include checking your reflexes, muscle strength and tone, coordination and balance. A thorough examination of the feet will be conducted, including a structural evaluation. If there is poor weight distribution or an incorrect gait (walking pattern), this might have caused plantar fasciitis. An x-ray may be utilized to rule out any other possible causes, such as a heel spur, fracture, or subluxation.
THE TREATMENT OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS
Soft tissue treatment may help to cure plantar fasciitis. The objective is to reestablish full motion in the ankle and foot joints while reducing strain on the plantar fascia. Muscle strengthening is also typical, both to enhance flexibility and reduce stress on the plantar fascia.
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, call us at Health Solutions Precision Spinal Care to see what we can do for you. While you are at home we recommend stretching your plantar fascia. This will aid in the pain and help the healing process. A great way to alleviate pain, without medication, is to perform ice massages over the site of the pain regularly. It is recommended you do this at least three to four times and day for no more than 20 minutes at a time. Use caution not to freeze your skin tissue. If it feels to cold it probably is.
To prevent the development of plantar fasciitis, it is suggested to invest in proper orthotics for arch support and to maintain a healthy weight.
If you need assistance to prevent or treat your plantar fasciitis in Northbrook please give our team at Health Solutions Precision Spinal Care a call.