We spend most of the day on our feet, but it’s hard to enjoy your day when your feet are piercing with pain. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common reasons that people experience pain in their feet. Due to an inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects your toes and heel bone, you experience a constant piercing pain.

What is plantar fasciitis?

painIndividuals that experience plantar fasciitis are usually people that spend a majority of their time on their feet, for instance athletes, servers and soldiers all commonly experience this pain because of how often they are on their feet each day, as well as the conditions of the shoes that they are wearing while on their feet. The strained ligament is the one that supports your arch, so proper footwear holds a strong correlation to the comfort of your foot once you’ve discovered this issue.

What are the symptoms?

There are plenty of signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but the most common will be a stabbing pain in the heel of your foot. While it will be predominantly noticeable during the times that you’re on your feet most, you will notice this pain in the times that you are not, as well. Don’t wait too long before working towards finding a method to create comfort for your feet.

What are the remedies?

For the most part, plantar fasciitis is something that you can fix on your own within the comfort of your home, and rarely requires surgical or medical attention. While that is often the case, there are instances where the pain and the inflammation of the muscle will require medical attention. For the most part you can utilize massage therapy and orthotic insoles to support your arch and keep your feet cushioned while you’re on your feet all day.

At Santa Clara Chiropractic Center, we offer guidance with orthopedic instances as well. A chiropractic adjustment could help improve your posture to the point of minimizing the pain you feel from the plantar fasciitis, but if not, we can work towards creating orthotic insoles that provide the support you need to avoid this discomfort.