Plantar Fasciitis Relief

Plantar fasciitis takes many individuals by surprise, according to our chiropractor in Jackson TN, Dr. Joel Durham.  Sufferers are shocked when they hop out of bed one morning, only to suddenly experience severe pain in the affected foot.  Our Durham Chiropractic clinic utilizes only natural therapies such as chiropractic adjustment to help relieve discomfort for patients in the Jackson and West Tennessee area.


Overview of Plantar Fasciitis

Each foot contains a thick and fibrous tissue band known as the fascia.  It stretches from the heel to the toes and supports muscles and the arch of the foot.  After excessive straining or stretching, tiny tears can develop and result in the pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis.

This disorder is responsible for 80 percent of heel pain.  Its classic sign is experiencing discomfort with the very first step after getting up from a prone or seated position after an extended period.  Our patients report severe initial pain that lessens after a few steps as the plantar fascia stretches.  However, sometimes pain steadily worsens throughout the day.

The discomfort associated with this slow-to-develop condition occurs at the front or the center of the heel bone.  Sufferers can also experience it when bending the foot and toes upward in the direction of the shin.

The most common risk factors for this problem include:

  • Increased exercise
  • Flat feet
  • Excess weight
  • Extended periods standing
  • High arches
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Bone spurs
  • Inward rolling of a foot when walking

Chiropractic Treatment Options

Chiropractic treatment for patients with plantar fasciitis avoids surgery or medication.  A comprehensive physical exam will reveal tender areas in the foot linked to this condition and include an assessment of the patient’s chiropractic, neurological, and orthopedic status. Our doctor might also order imaging such as ultrasound, X-rays, or an MRI to rule out other disorders.

After a positive diagnosis, Dr. Joel creates a customized treatment plan for each patient.  The most common therapy is the active release technique (ART).  Chiropractors employ stretching motions with their hands to break up the fibrous tissue causing discomfort.  Many patients also profit from prescribed at-home exercises to increase their range of motion and from changing the type and fit of their footwear.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractor in Jackson TN

Is discomfort interfering with the lifestyle you love?  Let Dr. Joel help you get relief using conservative, drug-free, natural chiropractic techniques.  Our Durham Chiropractic clinic employs a holistic approach to create healthy families throughout Jackson and Madison County, as well as the entire West Tennessee area.  Be sure to call us today at 731-664-2929 to schedule an appointment and start on your path to optimal health.  

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