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Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia (the ligament under your foot) from overuse, improper footwear, and/or being overweight. The fascia becomes inflamed due to micro fibers of the ligament tearing overtime. These tears create scar tissue which prevents the fibers from properly expanding and contracting adding to the pain.

Chiropractors who specialize in sports injuries treat these problems all the time. Most cases, they are extremely successful and have long lasting results. Sports chiropractors treat the problem with techniques such as Active Release Technique (ART) where they free up the ligament fibers from their adhesions. Also, the Graston technique which help free the ligaments from its adhesions and speed up the healing process. Along with these techniques, chiropractors concentrate on other muscles affected by the injury such as the calf, hamstrings, and anterior tibialis. This is the proper way to go about dealing with this problem and have long-term effects naturally.

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