What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Leeds Chiropractor Alison Eaves is on hand to help! This time the subject is heel pain and more specifically Plantar Fasciitis. Heel pain is a very common complaint in adults and although not always the thing people first come to see a chiropractor for, many patients may mention it during a treatment for low back pain or neck pain.

The conversation goes something like this…

Patient:

“By the way Alison, I wanted to ask you if you knew anything about Plantar Fasci something or other?!”

Me:

To which I reply, “Plantar Fasciitis?”

Patient:

“Yes that’s it!!”

But most people don’t actually know too much about what Plantar Fasciitis is and what is the best treatment for Plantar Fasciitis.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis causes pain in the heel that sometimes extends into the sole of the foot. It is often worsened by activity and also after prolonged sitting and rest when you get back onto your feet and take the first few steps. The Plantar Fascia itself is a band of connective tissue that runs from the heel along the sole of the foot. It can become tight or even torn and both can cause pain.

What is the treatment for Plantar Fasciitis?

It is a self-limiting condition that means it will go away by itself after a period of time with or without treatment. Unfortunately Plantar Fasciitis is also often a recurrent problem and can return and so Alison Eaves, a chiropractor in Leeds has suggested a couple of handy hints that may help. These will appear on the blog next week so keep an eye out!

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