Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is one of the common causes of pain experienced at the bottom of our feet. This occurs as a result of overstretched tissue and developing small tears, usually as a result of too much walking or running.

Can Planter Fasciitis be cured with walking?

One of the biggest problems associated with plantar fasciitis is that everyday walking can be painful yet walking for exercise is one of the best therapies for it. There are ways to heal plantar fasciitis, so you can feel better all over and keep walking. But sometimes the pain is so unbearable that you might feel that you are unable to walk. That is where your Chiropractor in Pretoria comes in, assisting you with this painful condition. Your Chiropractor might suggest some lifestyle changes to your diet.

Does the food I consume have an impact on Plantar Fasciitis?

Many common foods are believed to encourage inflammation, such as the refined grains, sugar, and trans fats in baked goods and junk foods; the saturated fat in red meat; and the omega-6 fats found in many commonly used vegetable oils, such as corn, soybean, and sunflower oils. People may also develop increased levels of inflammation in their bodies due to chronic allergies to common foods such as wheat. eliminating the protein gluten found in wheat, barley, and rye may benefit patients with plantar fasciitis

Another dietary factor that can contribute to inflammation is eating too many foods that cause your blood sugar to rise quickly, such as sweets, white flour, and pasta.

The benefits of eating green leafy vegetables are well known and there is a strong correlation between these vegetables and a reduction in chronic diseases. Omega-3 fatty acids cannot take the place of good health behaviours but people with established inflammatory diseases or conditions may benefit from their use. Berries are an excellent source of anthocyanins, which is known for having strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

What can my Chiropractor in Pretoria do to assist with Plantar Fasciitis?

There is hope for Plantar Fasciitis. And your Chiropractor in Pretoria, Dr Jacques Bzuidenhout can assist you with this painful condition. Receiving chiropractic care for Plantar Fasciitis may:

  • Reduce the stress in the ligament – The reason you are suffering from plantar fasciitis is because of the stress placed upon the ligament causing the tiny tears. If you don’t take steps to reduce this stress, then you will continue to experience pain and inflammation. Your chiropractor can help take some of the stress off the ligament and give it a chance to heal through adjustments.
  • Minimize secondary injuries – Remember that one of the things that can happen when you suffer this condition is a change in your gait in order to try to reduce the pain you are experiencing. When you use chiropractic care as a part of your treatment plan, you can help to minimize the misalignments caused by a change in your gait – misalignments that if left untreated can cause problems in other parts of your body, including your ankles, knees, hips and lower back.
  • Goes well with other treatments – Because chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive treatment, it often works well in conjunction with other treatments for this condition such as massage or physical therapy. 

Dr Jacques Bezuidenhout from Centurion Chiropractor in Pretoria can certainly assist you with this painful condition. Phone today to make your appointment.