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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Lakeville

person with foot painAs one of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. The hallmark sign of the condition is that the whole undersurface of the foot hurts with weight bearing.

The pain that people with this condition experience is typically the worst, with the first few steps after getting up in the morning. Extended periods of standing can also trigger this pain, and discomfort can also be felt when getting up after sitting. The pain is typically worse after exercise, not during it. Heel spurs can also cause plantar fasciitis type of symptoms.

What Are the Risk Factors?

Although this painful inflammatory heel condition can develop without an apparent cause, some factors can increase your risk of developing it:

  • Age. Most people with the condition are between 40 and 60.
  • Foot mechanics. Those with flat feet, a high arch, or an abnormal walking pattern can experience this inflammation of the fascia, because those issues can affect the way weight is distributed while standing. Added stress can be placed on the plantar fascia.
  • Obesity. People who are significantly overweight often suffer from the condition, because excess weight puts extra stress on the plantar fascia.
  • Certain occupations. Factory workers, nurses, teachers, and others who spend most of their working hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can experience damage to the plantar fascia.

Dr. Jake will evaluate your low back and pelvis and see if there are muscle discrepancies. He’ll check if there’s tenderness or if the glute, hamstring and lower leg muscles aren’t functioning properly, and then see if there’s supination, pronation, internal turn, or external turn of the ankle.

If that’s the case, Dr. Jake will give some chiropractic adjustments to help with that response first. He can adjust the joints in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and spine. These adjustments help improve function on the bottom of your feet to promote healing.

Physical therapy is also highly helpful. Our physical therapists Crystal and Blake get excellent results for patients suffering from this painful heel condition.

When will I start to get relief?


Generally, patients notice relief within a month. If they don’t get better within that time frame, we usually figure out a different treatment plan or refer you somewhere else to get help.
Will you recommend stretches I can do?

Yes, stretches are also helpful, as they can relieve tension, pressure, and stress on the bottom of your feet.
Can foot orthotics help with plantar fasciitis?

Yes, they can. Custom orthotics may alleviate pain and discomfort, and these inserts can be customized to fit all types of shoes, including dress shoes and high heels.
What's the difference between plantar fasciitis and a heel spur?

The former is more so the whole undersurface of the foot, whereas the heel spur onset is more right at the base of the heel, where the arch would start. With a heel spur, the pain is more localized.
What can I do at home to help?

We recommend that all patients freeze either a water bottle and roll their foot on that, as icing helps calm inflammation.
Does plantar fasciitis go away on its own?

Sometimes, yes—if the plantar fascia is given sufficient time to rest and heal.

Book an Appointment

If you think you have plantar fasciitis, contact Family Chiropractic and Wellness today to schedule an appointment!

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Lakeville MN | (952) 431-7400