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Plantar fasciitis is pain in your heel that may extend throughout the bottom of your foot. If you are experiencing heel pain, difficulties with walking or standing for long periods due to the pain or sleep interruptions because of the discomfort, we encourage you to contact Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation. Our Chesapeake chiropractor, Dr. Eric Santjer offers relief for plantar fasciitis and shows you ways to decrease your chances for a return of this painful condition. While often found in people who stand for long time periods, plantar fasciitis may also show up as a result of poor footwear, improper posture, carrying excess weight or in people who have tight calf muscles. You may feel the pain in one or both heels and we understand that it can limit your physical activity and weigh on your emotions.
Residents of Chesapeake VA and the neighboring communities are invited to Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation for help with heel pain. Dr. Santjer evaluates your condition to determine the cause of the pain. In plantar fasciitis, the ligament that connects your heels to your toes is strained. You are feeling pain as a result of the inflammation and tension in the ligament. If left untreated, this ligament may experience small tears which will lead to more pain, so we want to stop the progression as soon as possible. Our chiropractor aligns the bones in your lower legs, ankles and feet to provide a more comfortable position for the muscles and ligaments. This lessens the tension on the ligament and starts to decrease your pain. We also show you exercises to stretch the backs of your lower legs and your feet to decrease the pull on the ligament.
If your plantar fasciitis is the result of poor posture or your feet rolling inward, we educate you on ways to improve posture and may suggest an orthotic for your shoes. As our chiropractor aligns your spine and joints, your body naturally gravitates toward a healthy posture which will decrease the pressure on your feet. Our first priority is to decrease your pain and we may use ice, exercise, rest and elevation to aid in your recovery.
At Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we use a natural approach to ease your pain. Our goal is to eliminate the cause of your heel pain and prevent it from returning. We do this through aligning your body, making postural suggestions, encouraging you to wear supportive footwear and showing you exercises to stretch tight muscles and strengthen the weaker ones. As you recover from heel pain, you are transitioned into our rehabilitative care in which we continue to build up your feet to return you to your favorite activities.
To decrease your heel pain, to learn more about our chiropractic techniques or to schedule your evaluation, please call us today at 757.547.4325.