Chiropractic adjustments of your feet and appropriate lifestyle modifications can help restore function and relieve pain. While statistics estimate that around 2 million Americans are afflicted with plantar fasciitis, the causes of the condition are known to be highly variable with a number of different factors from a broad range of possible catalysts. Plantar fasciitis is a common and very painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated. More recent research has proven that over the counter anti-inflammatories actually slow the healing of ligament, muscle, tendon and bone. When the pain is severe, it is believed to be the result of bone and/or nerve irritation that is the result of too much tension, inflammation or scar tissue in the fascia.
Irritation to the plantar aponeurosis tendon, along with the quadratus plantae and the flexor digitorum brevis muscles, also frequently contributes to the problem. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis in one foot more than the other, it could be that your weight isn’t very balanced across your feet–which bear that weight. This ailment affects the heel by causing it to ache with shooting pain whenever pressure is brought down upon it through the simple actions of walking, making plantar fasciitis highly disruptive to normal daily activities. However, anyone can get it at any age, especially people who spend a lot of time on their feet. So if you have a spur, fear not, with proper treatment you should be able to recover form plantar fasciitis and return to activity.