What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Do you have heel pain or pain along the bottom of your foot that’s worse in the morning or after climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time? If you do, you may have Plantar Fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia that runs from the heel of your foot to your toes. The good news is that Stumpff Chiropractic offers non-invasive Plantar Fasciitis treatment in Plantation, Florida.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The most common symptom of Plantar Fasciitis is pain along the bottom of the foot or in the arch of the foot. Other symptoms include:
- Experiencing an uncomfortable stabbing pain in the heel of your foot
- Experiencing stiffness or tightness in your foot upon waking in the morning
- Having difficulty standing or putting weight on the affected foot
- Pain in the foot that gets worse when climbing stairs or standing for long periods of time
- Pain in the foot that increases after participating in vigorous activity
- Experiencing a decrease in foot pain while resting or warming up for a physical activity
- Swelling or inflammation in the foot
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia that runs along the bottom of your foot from your heel to your toes is responsible for absorbing the shock when you walk and supporting the arch of your foot. It is believed that tension and stress in the plantar fascia can cause small tears in the tissue and that repeated tears and stress can lead to inflammation, pain and swelling. While the exact reasons for Plantar Fasciitis are unknown, there are several risk factors that may make you more likely to develop the condition.
- Certain Physical Activities – If you participate in long-distance running or walking, ballet, or aerobic dance, you are more likely to develop Plantar Fasciitis.
- The Shape of Your Foot – Individuals with high arches or flat feet are more likely to develop Plantar Fasciitis.
- Being Overweight – Being overweight can put more stress on your feet and lead to the development of Plantar Fasciitis.
- Certain Occupations – If you have an occupation, like teaching, retail, or factory work, that requires you to stand for long periods of time or walk long distances, you could be more prone to developing Plantar Fasciitis.
- Wearing Bad Shoes – If you wear shoes with limited or no arch support or bad padding, you could develop Plantar Fasciitis.
- Mobility issues - If you have decreased ankle mobility or tightness into the calves. The plantar fascia connects to the back of the heel and if there is Achilles tendon tightness, this can contribute to Plantar Fasciitis.
How Stumpff Chiropractic Can Help You
If you have heel or foot pain, Stumpff Chiropractic can help you with Plantar Fasciitis treatment in Plantation, Florida. Our treatments are designed to provide you with short-term pain relief so that you can get back to your active lifestyle as soon as possible.
Myofascial technique can help with any tightness or scar tissue that may have built up in your plantar fascia due to repetitive overuse of the foot or lower leg.
Our chiropractic modalities are designed to help with pain and inflammation caused by soft tissue injuries. For Plantar Fasciitis, we may recommend ultrasound or electric muscle stimulation. Both of these treatments help improve the blood flow to injured areas while reducing pain, inflammation, and swelling.
Our physical rehabilitation helps lower pain while improving patient outcomes. This involves targeted exercises and stretches. For Plantar Fasciitis, we specifically want to stretch the plantar fascia and the Achilles tendon while utilizing exercises that strengthen the muscles in the lower leg.
Meet Dr. Stumpff
Dr. Stumpff can help you get back to your active lifestyle through chiropractic care and treatment modalities. He is a board-certified and licensed chiropractic physician in Florida, and he can recommend the right healing pain treatment for you. Dr. Stumpff started his journey into chiropractic medicine with a biological sciences degree from Florida State University. From there, he went on to graduate from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Florida, and he has since received the Clinical Excellence Award from the Palmer College of Chiropractic. He is dedicated to helping you heal and feel better faster.
If you’re looking for Plantar Fasciitis treatment in Plantation, Dr. Stumpff can examine your feet and determine the right kinds of non-invasive chiropractic treatment options to help reduce your pain and heal from your injury.
To learn more about our chiropractic services and to schedule an appointment with our heel pain chiropractor in Plantation, give us a call at 954-368-4054.