The foot is one of our most constantly-used body parts. It's no wonder that heel pain can be so debilitating.
If you're feeling a stabbing pain in the heel area on the bottom of your foot, Plantar Fasciitis may be the culprit. For many it's a chronic nagging pain that tough to resolve. The good news is that Dr. Dukes offers proven solutions without risky surgeries nor the need for dangerous drugs.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is most often caused by overuse and under use. It is very common among runners particularly when they change training distance and/or intensity. Other risk factors include wearing shoes that do not provide adequate arch support, obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Traumatic injury is responsible for a relatively small portion of complaints.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Your Plantar Fascia is a thick band of connective tissue spanning your foot arch and connecting your toes to your heel. It stretches during each and every step while protecting your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Plantar Fasciitis occurs when this band of tissue becomes inflamed.
As most runners that have recovered from plantar fasciitis will tell you, drugs and surgery rarely provide more than temporary relief. Your body has a tremendous ability to heal itself. The most effective treatment plans typically focus on a combination of rest, adjustments, therapy and stretching tailored to your individual symptoms and lifestyle considerations.
When you're ready to get back to living life on your terms, call Dr. Dukes. Schedule your consultation and learn about Plantar Fasciitis and your treatment options. DukesChiropractic.com
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