Hello, my name is Chris Johnson. I am a chiropractic physician located in Anytown, Utah. Welcome to my Anytown chiropractic blog. This is my forum to provide information about chiropractic treatment for Anytown people. Today’s topic is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by a common culprit: inflammation.
The plantar fascia is the ligament on the bottom of the foot that supports the arch and connects the heel to the front of the foot. When this ligament is inflamed, it is extremely painful. Some sufferers describe it as ‘excruciating.’ According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
‘The plantar fascia is designed to absorb the high stresses and strains we place on our feet. But, sometimes, too much pressure damages or tears the tissues. The body’s natural response to injury is inflammation, which results in the heal pain and stiffness of plantar fasciitis.’ 1
The Lance Armstrong Foundation website, livestrong.com, recently included an article by chiropractic physician Dr. Franchesca Harper. Dr. Harper describes how chiropractic treatment can help heal plantar fasciitis naturally:
‘While rest and ice help with any inflammatory condition, chiropractors can also help decrease heal pain. Through the use of stretches, exercises, adjusting and in-office physical therapy modalities, a pain-free lifestyle may be obtained.’ 2
That is my goal for every chiropractic patient I treat: a pain-free lifestyle. If you have heal pain, call my office today at 801.938.3466. Life is difficult enough without aching feet. I look forward to treating your plantar fasciitis and reducing your foot pain.
Chiropractor Chris Johnson
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I treat plantar fasciitis, low back pain, spinal degeneration, bursitis, shoulder pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, and depression.
1“Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs,” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, June 2010, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00149, accessed on April 20, 2011
2Dr. Franchesca Harper, “Chiropractic for Plantar Fasciitis,” Livestrong, July 1, 2010, http://www.livestrong.com/article/162357-chiropractic-for-plantar-fasciitis/#ixzz1K5IFU300, accessed on April 20, 2011