Plantar Fasciitis

Benefits of chiropractic for plantar fasciitis

Helps to decreases frequency and severity of plantar fasciitis
Natural way to help the body function at its best
Restore bio mechanics of the lower limb kinetic chain


Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very first steps in the morning. Once your foot limbers up, the pain of plantar fasciitis normally decreases, but it may return after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated position.

What is the difference causes plantar fasciitis?

Age. Plantar fasciitis is most common between the ages of 40 and 60.
Obesity. Excess pounds put extra stress on your plantar fascia.
Faulty foot mechanics. Being flat-footed, having a high arch or even having an abnormal pattern of walking can adversely affect the way weight is distributed when you’re standing and put added stress on the plantar fascia.

Certain types of exercise. Activities that place a lot of stress on your heel and attached tissue — such as long-distance running, ballet dancing and dance aerobics — can contribute to an earlier onset of plantar fasciitis.
Occupations that keep you on your feet. Factory workers, teachers and others who spend most of their work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can damage their plantar fascia.

A Chiropractor can help plantar fasciitis

1. Complete Chiropractic Exam

Including a complete bio mechanical assessment of foot function and gait.

2. Specific Chiropratic adjustments

These precised spinal adjustments are designed to reduce the pressure on the plantar fascia.

3. Correct alignment of the bones of the foot

By restoring the correct alignment of the lower kinetic chain – foot, knee, hip and lower back – as this can cause plantar fasciitis.

4. Postural and ergonomic advice

Proper advice on how to sitting and moving is essential for a healthier foot biomechanics.

Studies show: Chiropractic adjustments help improve plantar fasciitis.

Reference from
J Can Chiropr Assoc.
2006 Jun; 50(2): 118–133.

“…adjustments/manipulation of the joints of the ankle and foot along with a daily stretching program to custom orthotics alone and was carried out for a one month period with a one month follow-up. The authors noted a significant improvement in both groups in almost all outcome measures.”