The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. It’s often the result of a biomechanical fault that causes abnormal pronation. When the foot is bearing weight, the talus will flex while the calcaneus everts. It’s this pronation that increases tension on the plantar fasciitis. This condition can occur in both men and women, but is more common with runners and those who are obese. People with plantar fasciitis often describe heel pain when walking. The foot pain is typically insidious with no acute trauma. Pain is also often localized at the central band of the plantar fascia. The diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is based on clinical presentation and medical history. Radiographs usually only serve to confirm the diagnosis.
Foot pain can also be caused by an abnormality in the alignment of the 26 foot bones. A chiropractor can help improve the bones into a healthy alignment by using a special joint manipulation. This type of treatment gets to the root cause of foot pain. Achilles tendonitis and flat feet are other causes of foot pain. The average person takes about 4,000 steps a day. When you think about it, it doesn’t take much to overwork those tootsies.
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Pain in Herndon
RxWellness Spine & Health is located in Herndon, VA, also serves the Reston, Sterling, Chantilly and surrounding VA areas. Dr. Golinsky offers a multi-faceted treatment plan for foot pain. Depending on your condition, treatment may include:
- foot adjustments
- stretching exercises
- cold laser therapy
Each therapeutic treatment modality is designed to work synergistically to reduce foot pain. Stretching the Achilles tendon is often effective for plantar fasciitis. It entails stretching the heel cord of the limb. With cold laser therapy, tight muscles are relaxed, cellular production is enhanced for healing, foot pain is reduced and inflammation is reduced. This non-thermal therapy uses a concentrated light that penetrates deep to the underlying soft tissues. During foot adjustments, Dr. Golinsky not only properly realigns the foot’s bones, he stretches the joints and massages the muscle fascia. The goal is to eliminate foot pain and increase function and mobility.
If you’re suffering from foot pain or plantar fasciitis and have searched for a “chiropractor near me” to help with your pains, turn to RxWellness Spine & Health for relief. Our clinic is located in Herndon, VA and serves the Reston, Sterling, and Chantilly areas. Dr. Golinsky is there to ensure that you’re get off to your best foot. Give us call at 703-904-9666 to schedule an appointment today.