HERE AT PERTH CHIRO CENTER, WE TREAT PLANTAR FASCIITIS
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Have you got a stabbing pain at the base of the foot near the heel? Is it worse in the mornings when you wake up? Is it a lot worse after exercise but not during it?
If you answered yes to those three questions you probably have plantar fasciitis.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms listed above please do not ignore it. Ignoring plantar fasciitis can result in chronic heel pain that is very hard to treat and will great hindrance in doing your daily activities.
WHAT CAUSES PLANTAR FASCIITIS?
Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the tension on the fascia at the base of the foot is too great. Micro tears accumulate in the fascia which means the fascia can no longer work as a shock-absorbing bowstring and the arch of the foot has no support. Repetitive cramping occurs as the tears develop into adhesions and scar tissue is laid down. This means the fascia can no longer stretch like it used to, it is irritated, inflamed and can cause a lot of pain.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS?
There are many risk factors associated with plantar fasciitis and it includes the following:
- AGE: Age is a risk factor for plantar fasciitis most sufferers are between 40-60 yrs. of age.
- HIGH-STRESS EXERCISE: Exercises or Activities that load up and put pressure directly on the heel can contribute and increase the risk of suffering from the earlier onset of plantar fasciitis. Such high-stress activities include long-distance running, any sports with a lot of jumping, dance, and ballet.
- FLAT OR FALLEN ARCHES: Having an abnormal foot arch (flat or high) or abnormal gait can change the way your weight is distributed whilst standing. This can add a lot of stress to the fascia itself and can contribute to plantar fasciitis.
- OBESITY: Excessive weight will put extra stress directly on your plantar fascia. This is a sure-fire way of putting yourself at risk for plantar fasciitis.
- EXCESSIVE STANDING AT WORK: Occupations that require you to stand for hours and hours such as factory workers, teachers can damage the plantar fascia. Those who spend a lot of time standing on hard surfaces are especially at risk.
GRASTON TECHNIQUE AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS:
At Perth Chiro Centre we use GRASTON TECHNIQUE to treat plantar fasciitis. This technique causes a controlled inflammatory response and breaks down the adhesions and scar tissue that causes the plantar fascia to cramp and unable to stretch. GRASTON TECHNIQUE increases blood flow to the area and triggers the body’s normal healing process of breaking down the scar tissue and repairing the fascia. GRASTON TECHNIQUE is outstanding in treating plantar fasciitis because of its effective approach in treating scar tissue on the foot area.
If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, call Perth Chiro Centre today at 9342 1211 or Book Online and start your road to recovery.
To book an appointment please call us;
Greenwood Clinic (08) 9342 1211
Wembley Downs Clinic (08) 9341 3002