It is estimated that approximately 10% of the population will suffer from heel pain at some point in their lives. Most often the pain comes from an irritation of the soft tissue on the bottom or their foot that connects their heel to the bottom side of their toes called the Plantar Fascia. The fascia can become irritated from any number of things from standing, running, poor shoes, obesity, arches to big, or arches to small. When the fascia becomes irritated it is called Plantar fasciitis, Plantar fasciopathy, or Joggers heel. In most cases this condition is treatable with non-surgical means. Chiropractors often treat this condition with a combination of stretches, ice, exercises, bracing, orthotic shoe inserts, ultrasound, and orders to rest. In more severe cases injections or even surgery may be necessary.
If you or a loved one are needlessly suffering from heel pain, let the Charlotte NC chiropractors at Accident Recovery Center evaluate you today.
Yours in health,
Ryan Giel DC