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It's one thing to have a temporary case of tired or sore feet, and quite another to suffer from chronic inflammation of the foot's connective tissues. Plantar fasciitis is a common, and uncomfortable, example which may be caused by everything from a sports injury to a spinal misalignment. Fortunately, you can achieve lasting, drug-free relief for your aching arches by taking advantage of the chiropractic are and other treatment options we offer here at The Back Pain Institute in Odessa, TX.
The arches of your feet distribute the weight of your entire body across your feet as you walk, stand, or play sports. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue that supports the arches, a structure called the plantar fascia. If this tissue suffers damage, the resulting inflammation can cause sharp pains in your heels. Oddly enough, this pain may feel especially intense after your feet have rested, while you're taking your first few steps of the day.
While the plantar fascia can be torn due to an acute injury, plantar fasciitis tends to be a chronic condition that develops over time. Contributing factors may include abnormal arch height, obesity, an untreated spinal misalignment that puts uneven stress on your feet, uneven leg length, poor arch support in your footwear, and jobs that require constant standing. Plantar fasciitis is a common sports injury among runners and other athletes who make heavy demands on their feet.
Anti-inflammatory drugs can only relieve your plantar fascia symptoms temporarily while doing nothing to prevent the condition from growing worse and worse. Our Odessa chiropractor, Dr. Mehaffey, can do better by treating the underlying structural and biomechanical causes of your condition. A detailed analysis of your gait, stance, arches, and spinal alignment can reveal exactly where the strain is coming from. We can then provide the right mix of all-natural solutions to help you heal.
Chiropractic care may play a major role in relieving abnormal stress on your arches by re-balancing your body. We may also prescribe custom orthotics. These special inserts are fabricated according to your precise arch measurements to provide precise, comfortable, individualized arch support. Last but not least, you may benefit from weight loss, massage or cold laser therapy, and other forms of pain management.
Are you ready to give your painful feet a break? Call The Back Pain Institute at (432) 332-3388 for an evaluation. We can provide the all-natural solutions you need to get back on your feet!
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