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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

Plantar Fasciitis services offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

Heel pain due to plantar fasciitis can feel crippling, but it’s highly treatable with help from the experts at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries. Aaron Martin, DC, and his outstanding team offer holistic plantar fasciitis solutions at their three offices in Altoona, Ankeny, and Grimes, Iowa. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q&A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of thick tissue bands along the bottom of your feet that connect your toes to your heel bones. It’s a common cause of heel pain and can diminish your mobility when not addressed. The Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries team offers holistic plantar fasciitis treatments that ease pain and reduce inflammation.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

The hallmark symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Heel pain
  • Stabbing discomfort
  • Pain when you take first steps after waking up
  • Discomfort during long periods of standing 
  • Pain when getting up from sitting

When left untreated, plantar fasciitis pain can be fairly restrictive. The good news is that holistic relief is within reach with the help of the Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries team.

What are common plantar fasciitis risk factors?

Common risk factors for developing plantar fasciitis include:

  • Being a runner
  • Carrying excess body weight
  • Overtraining
  • Ballet dancing
  • Aerobic dancing
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Atypical walking pattern
  • Physically demanding job
  • Being aged 40-60

Avoiding overtraining, maintaining an ideal weight, eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and wearing comfortable footwear can reduce your risk of developing plantar fasciitis. 

How does my specialist diagnose plantar fasciitis? 

An Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries specialist examines your feet and reviews your symptoms and medical history to determine if you have plantar fasciitis. They may recommend digital X-rays or other imaging procedures to confirm a diagnosis and detect or rule out additional problems before tailoring your treatment plan. 

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries offers numerous plantar fasciitis treatments, including:

  • Nutritional supplements
  • Acupuncture
  • MLS laser therapy
  • Power Plate technology
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • HeartMath technology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ice or heat packs
  • Orthotics
  • Night splints

They personalize each treatment to your specific needs and may suggest more than one type of holistic remedy to ease pain and restore mobility. 

You might complete stretches and exercises at home in addition to completing in-office treatments at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries. Don’t hesitate to call the office at any time with questions.

It’s also vital to continue living a healthy lifestyle and wearing comfortable shoes. Avoid overtraining and take dietary supplements as needed to optimize wellness.

Call the Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries office nearest you, or use the online booking tab to get treated for plantar fasciitis.

Non-Surgical & Non-Pharmaceutical Treatments

Chiropractic care is a natural non-surgical and non-pharmacological treatment of neuromuscular disorders and orthopedic conditions. At Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries we have successfully treated thousands of injuries and cumulative traumas. These range from simple daily activities of living to the most extreme sports and accident injuries