Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis in Olympia WA

Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis in Olympia WA

Chiropractic Olympia WA Foot Pain

At Evergreen Family Chiropractic, we see patients from all stages of fitness. Whether you regularly climb Mount Everest or you just like watching documentaries of people who have, chances are you have experienced pain in your feet before. If you've gone to your MD and asked for help, they've probably told you that you have "plantar fasciitis" and told you to stay off your feet for a little bit. But you wonder "Is there more you can do?" "What is plantar fasciitis anyway?" If you suffer from plantar fasciitis in Olympia WA, call our team at Evergreen Family Chiropractic to see how we can help.

What is plantar fasciitis in Olympia WA?

Let's start with a brief anatomy lesson. On the back part of your lower leg there are 2 major muscles called the "Gastrocnemius" (that big ball muscle that everyone tries to workout) and the "Soleus" muscle. These muscles are commonly called the "calf muscles." The tendons from these muscles come together to form what's commonly called the "Achilles tendon." This tendon extends down to the heel and then spreads out along the bottom surface of the foot to the toes. In this region it has become the "plantar fascia." The plantar fascia can become irritated for a number of reasons including tight muscles, shoes with poor support, or the joints in the foot are out of alignment. This causes the pain and irritation and is called "Plantar Fasciitis."

How our team can help plantar fasciitis

One of the easiest ways to help with plantar fasciitis is to stretch the calf muscles. The most common time pain is felt is after a period of time of inactivity and then standing up. Especially getting out of bed after a good night's rest and then trying to walk around. This is because the tight calf muscles are pulling on that fascia and then standing up cause the fascia to stretch. So, at Evergreen Family Chiropractic we can teach you some great stretches to loosen up the calf muscles and take that tension of the fascia. Especially before going to bed.

We will also adjust the joints of the foot to make sure everything is moving correctly. When you stoop down, all of the 26 little bones and 30 joints in your foot compress and bend. If even just one joint is not functioning properly, this can affect the entire foot and irritate the soft tissues supporting the foot. It's important to make sure that your feet are performing optimally.

A quick "at home" remedy is to freeze a bottle of water, place it on the floor, and while seated step on the bottle and roll back and forth between your heel to your toes. This will help to reduce the inflammation in the area and reduce pain. But make sure you also stretch your foot out afterwards.

Come in to Evergreen Family Chiropractic in Olympia WA and let us help take care of your feet so that you can return to a pain free life.

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1800 Cooper Point Rd SW
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Olympia, WA 98502
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