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Rohlfs Chiropractic Care August 2018 Newsletter – Plantar Fasciitis

Nov 1, 2019

Chiropractic Care and Plantar Fasciitis

picture of foot with plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be a nagging injury that can last for months. This injury occurs due to weakness in the planter fascia and tightness occurring in the muscles of the posterior lower leg.  The Achilles tendon and the gastrocnemius muscles tend to get tight with overuse and start to pull on the insertion of the Achilles tendon near the calcaneus.  This causes the plantar fascia to become inflamed and weak.
How to fix it
  •  Make sure you have proper footwear. Shoes that have a large insole that are very cushiony tend to provide less stability for your foot.
  • Strengthen the arch in your foot by not wearing shoes when you are in your house. Allowing the feet to work without a cushion surrounding them will help strengthen the plantar fascia
  •  Increase your ankle mobility. When our ankles become type it causes the muscles in the posterior lower leg to become tight as well. Increasing the ankle mobility will help reduce the tightness in the posterior lower leg and reduce inflammation near the calcaneus.

If you think you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis give our office a call, we can help!

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