Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel and bottom of the foot, caused by overuse or strain on the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.
Chiropractic care may be helpful for some people with plantar fasciitis as it addresses the underlying musculoskeletal problems associated with the condition. Chiropractors may use manual adjustments and manipulations to help alleviate pain and improve mobility in the foot, ankle and lower leg. They may also use other techniques such as soft tissue therapy, stretching, and exercises to help reduce inflammation and pain, and improve overall joint health.
Chiropractors may also recommend orthotics or shoe inserts to help support the foot and reduce strain on the plantar fascia, as well as suggest lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, to help manage the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.