The Chiropractic Approach to Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Yes, Chiropractic Adjustments can be done on the feet, ankles, and knees as well.
Although many people hear the word chiropractic and immediately think ‘spine doctor,’ back doctor,’ or ‘headache doctor,’ few realize that chiropractic can actually be incredibly effective as a natural plantar fasciitis treatment for foot pain relief as well.
How could Chiropractic provide foot pain relief?
The simple answer is that everything is connected, both through the connective tissue (fascia) matrix and through the direct control of nerves to all parts of the body, including the intrinsic muscles of the feet, ankles, and knees. The most common medical approach for a natural treatment to plantar fasciitis is orthotics. These are inserts with varying degrees of customization added to your shoes to change the alignment and stresses of your feet. While these are sometimes indicated, they are oftentimes like wearing a back brace or ankle brace and can lead to further weaknesses and imbalances within the body. This sets the patient up for future problems up the kinetic chain, meaning the ankle, knee, hip, or lower back. In rare cases orthotics may be an acceptable option, but attempt should first be made to handle the cause of plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the structures of the foot.
How is this different than other natural treatments?
The approach that has allowed the doctors at New Wave Chiropractic Center (NWCC) to be so effective in treating plantar fasciitis, is to restore function and motion of the foot with specific adjustments, to lower inflammation in the body systemically through nutritional changes, and to ensure that function further up the kinetic chain (ankle, knee, hip, and lower back) is not going to cause a repeat of the same problem.
The doctors at New Wave Chiropractic Center would be happy to evaluate your case and find out if chiropractic could be the treatment for foot pain relief, you have been looking for. For a no charge consultation call 760-683-5942