Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Farabaugh Chiropractic

Board Certified Chiropractic Physicians & Nutritional Recovery and Fitness Coaches located in Westerville, Columbus, OH

Many people seek chiropractic care for back pain and neck pain, but chiropractor and certified personal trainer Brett Stefan, DC, MS, also treats foot pain, including plantar fasciitis. If you’re looking for noninvasive and drug-free treatment of plantar fasciitis, call the Farabaugh Chiropractic office in Westerville of Columbus, Ohio, or book an appointment online today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the long band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes (plantar fascia) becomes irritated and inflamed. This condition affects about 2 million people every year, making it one of the most common causes of pain at the bottom of the heel. 

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Stabbing heel pain that’s most severe right after you get up in the morning is the telltale symptom of plantar fasciitis. You may also experience pain when you stand up after extended periods of rest, like a long car ride. The pain of plantar fasciitis is usually worse after exercise rather than during it. 

Sometimes, plantar fasciitis can cause your foot to develop a bony growth (spur) on your heel. However, heel spurs usually don’t cause pain or require treatment. 

What causes plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a ligament that supports the arch of your foot and attaches your heel bone to your forefoot. This ligament is capable of enduring a high level of stress, but too much pressure can damage the tissue. This damage leads to inflammation, which causes pain. 

Most of the time, plantar fasciitis develops without a specific injury or isolated cause. This condition often results from repetitive stress from high-impact activities like running or playing sports. 

You may be at greater risk for developing plantar fasciitis if you have very high foot arches or tight calf muscles. Being overweight or obese can also put extra pressure on your feet and increase your risk of plantar fasciitis. 

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Dr. Stefan and the team at Farabaugh Chiropractic offer comprehensive care for a variety of injuries and conditions, including plantar fasciitis. After he performs a thorough chiropractic evaluation, Dr. Stefan recommends the best course of treatment for your specific needs.

Because plantar fasciitis often develops due to excess stress on the ligament, your treatment plan focuses on minimizing this stress to allow your foot to heal naturally. Dr. Stefan also helps you reduce the risk of injuries that may result from compensating for your foot pain with an altered gait or improper posture. 

Depending on your needs, treatment for plantar fasciitis may include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Exercises and stretches to perform at home
  • Nutritional counseling and weight management

If you have plantar fasciitis, call Farabaugh Chiropractic, or book an appointment online today for effective, nonsurgical, and drug-free treatment.