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The human foot is an amazing anatomical structure, but it isn't invulnerable to problems. One such problem, the connective tissue inflammation is known as plantar fasciitis, is both quite common and quite painful, especially when you're first starting your day. If you can't afford to hobble your way through your daily life, you need to find an answer that can restore your pain-free mobility. Here at Lifetime Health and Wellness, we can provide that answer through natural, non-invasive plantar fasciitis treatment.
The three arches of your feet play crucial roles in helping the feet support your body weight. The medial longitudinal arch, in particular, absorbs all kinds of shocks and pressures as you jump, walk, dance or run. This arch, in turn, is supported by a tough band of tissue called the plantar fascia, which begins at the ball of the foot and terminates at the heel. When excessive stress causes micro-tears and chronic inflammation in this tissue, plantar fasciitis is the result. The most common symptom is a sharp pain in or near the heel. This pain is notorious for being at its worst when you first get on your feet in the morning, subsiding somewhat after you walk around.
Plantar fasciitis can have several potential causes. Unnaturally high or low arches, a chronic imbalance in your stance or gait, obesity, footwear that fails to support your feet, and excessive strain from athletic overuse or long hours of standing can all be contributing factors.
As tempting as it might be to try to tame your plantar fasciitis pain with medications, those drugs can only provide temporary relief without doing anything to solve the underlying soft tissue strain. Your chiropractor in Broomfield and Westminster (Dr. Snyder, Dr. Gilmer or Dr. Knasky) can discover the cause of your plantar fasciitis, not just the symptoms, performing treatments that provide long-term, drug-free relief. Your personalized treatment plan may consist of multiple therapies, including:
You don't have to accept the agonies of plantar fasciitis. Put your foot down against this disorder by calling Lifetime Health and Wellness at (303) 423-4610 to schedule an examination and all-natural treatment!