Plantar Fasciitis in Downtown San Diego
Roughly two million people are treated for plantar fasciitis every year. While stretches may help relieve pain from this condition, Gaslamp Chiropractic also provides FDA-approved cold laser therapy to minimize your symptoms. The treatment for Plantar Fasciitis in Downtown San Diego is conveniently available. Find out about high-quality care holistic to put plantar fasciitis behind you by calling the Downtown Gaslamp Quarter office today or booking a consultation online.
What is plantar fasciitis in Downtown San Diego?
Plantar fasciitis is the most common reason for heel pain. The condition involves your plantar fascia, a long ligament traveling from your heel to the front of your foot that supports the arch.
The plantar fascia is designed to absorb life's stresses and strains, but undue pressure can tear or damage this ligament. Pain from plantar fasciitis is often most evident when you get out of bed in the morning or after a period of inactivity.
Who gets plantar fasciitis?
Runners and athletes who participate in repetitive activities that put a lot of stress on the foot are more prone to getting this condition. Other risk factors include:
- Having a very high arch
- Taking up a new activity
- Having extremely tight calf muscles
Many individuals with plantar fasciitis also have heel spurs, but these spurs aren't the source of plantar fasciitis-related pain. Only 5% of individuals with heel spurs have foot pain. Because the spur isn't the cause of plantar fasciitis, removing the bone spur doesn't alleviate the pain.
How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis?
Your Gaslamp Chiropractic provider determines whether you have plantar fasciitis when you visit the office. They thoroughly examine your foot and ask about your symptoms, including when the pain began, what it feels like, and when it's most severe.
They take note of whether the pain grows worse after they press on the plantar fascia and you flex your foot, and if it improves when you point your toes.
Your chiropractor may suggest diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, to look for bone spurs. Once they've confirmed your diagnosis, they recommend a personalized treatment plan.
How is plantar fasciitis treated?
Your Gaslamp Chiropractic provider takes a whole-person approach to your condition. They may suggest a regime of exercises to stretch your calves and plantar fascia to relieve pain. In some cases, your provider suggests a noninvasive FDA-approved therapy called cold laser therapy.
The therapy uses low-level lasers to help relieve pain. Beams of laser light are directed on your plantar fascia to stimulate tissue and encourage the cells to function properly. The therapy may provide multiple benefits, including minimizing pain and releasing tight muscles.
Find out if you’re an appropriate candidate for cold laser therapy to treat plantar fasciitis today by calling or booking a consultation online with the experienced team at Gaslamp Chiropractic.