As there are multiple factors that may contribute to plantar fasciitis. Icing and rest can help relieve the pain, but unfortunately, don’t address the root of the problem. Necessary treatment may include:
Ankle Adjustments: Misalignments in the ankle can cause the fascia of the foot to have to work harder to move the foot. Manipulation and realignment of the ankle joint may help improve function in the foot that’s inflamed.
Massage/Manual Therapy – Soft tissue massage along with trigger point therapy can release tension in the inflamed plantar fascia.
Exercises and stretching – We can show you specific exercises and stretches designed to relieve inflammation and elongate the tissue. Exercises to strengthen the lower leg can take the load of the feet/fascia.
Posture correction – Proper posture, which produces a normal gait when walking or running, is important. Correcting poor posture can alleviate some of the pressure off of your feet and plantar fascia.
Secondary conditions – Often patients who are suffering from foot pain compensate when walking or running, causing stress on the knee, ships or back. It is important to treat the whole body to get all affected joints functioning properly.