You know that pain in your heel when you first get out of bed in the morning? The sharp, stabbing sensation that makes you want to crawl back under the covers and hide from the world?
If you’ve been dealing with that kind of pain for more than a few days, there’s a good chance you might have plantar fasciitis. But how painful is plantar fasciitis, really?
Let’s take a closer look…
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your heel to your toes. The plantar fascia acts like a shock absorber, absorbing the impact of each step as you walk or run. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, it can cause heel pain that is often worse in the morning when you first get out of bed.
The pain of plantar fasciitis can range from mild to severe. For some people, the pain is so bad that it interferes with their daily activities. Others may only feel pain when they walk or stand for long periods of time. And still, others may only experience pain after running or exercising.
Suppose you think you might have plantar fasciitis. In that case, it’s important to see a doctor so they can diagnose the condition and recommend treatment.
Treatment options include rest, ice, exercises, and stretching. In some cases, orthotics or other devices can be used to support the foot and relieve pain. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to release the tension on the plantar fascia.
If you’re dealing with heel pain and still wondering how painful plantar fasciitis is, it’s important to see a chiropractor so they can diagnose the condition and recommend treatment.
Treatment options include rest, ice, exercises, gentle chiropractic adjustments and stretching. In some cases, orthotics or other devices can be used to support the foot and relieve pain.
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