Plantar Fasciitis can be a really uncomfortable pain for many people! Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the fascia in your foot becomes stretched and overused and becomes swollen. This can lead to pain and discomfort in the heel and the bottom of the foot under the arch. Over time, this prolonged stretching of the fascia can lead to bone spur formation in the heel.
We have a lot of patients come into our office suffering from Plantar Fasciitis and we have been able to alleviate their plantar fasciitis through a very specific methodology. The exercises that I am sharing with you today are only a part of our method but for some people it can offer some benefit to begin with these at home exercises.
Being a chiropractor in downtown Toronto, a lot of our patients are wearing poor fitting dress shoes all day while walking on hard concrete. Over time, this leads to improper motion within the feet and also weakness within the support muscles.
Here is a trick you can see to see if your shoes are even the right size. Stand on a piece of white paper, now have someone trace the outline of your foot with a pen (don't do this yourself as you need all your weight on your feet in a normal position). Now, take your dress shoes and put them over the tracing. Do they fit inside the tracing? This means your shoes are too small. Your shoes should extend beyond the tracing. This allows your feet to spread naturally and lead to improved biomechanics as you walk. This will help to reduce an inflammation building up in your feet which can contribute to plantar fasciitis.
The next thing you also need to asses is if your arches are low, if you arches collapse too much this will stretch out the plantar fascia and lead to increased pain in your feet. If your arches are low or they collapse, you might need custom orthotics to help support your arch and keep it neutral. If you are unsure if you arches are too low, you can give us a call at our downtown Toronto Chiropractic Clinic and we would be happy to assess your arches and see if custom orthotics would be of benefit to you.
Getting your feet adjusted by a chiropractor makes a tremendous difference, but the key is finding someone who is super amazing at adjusting extremities. This is one area that we excel at, the adjustments that I use are very unique and detailed and not just a quick tug of your ankle...(I do not share my extremity adjusting technique online as others will attempt to copy me).
If you live or work in downtown Toronto and suffer from plantar fasciitis, you should seek us out as your chiropractor so we can help you get rid of your plantar fasciitis.
If you would like to ask me further questions you can send me a message on the following page: http://getadjusted.ca/contact-us/
I look forward to hearing from you!
Before you start any at home exercises your should consult a chiropractor before beginning.
Here are the at home exercises! Enjoy!