Our very own Dr. Brian Dower takes great pride in being your go-to downtown Toronto chiropractor for many of your health and wellness needs. When most people think about going to see a chiropractor, they tend to think of finding relief for problems like neck and back pain. However, what many people don't realize is that chiropractic care can often be used to treat health problems that aren't obviously related to the spine, such as plantar fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis Causes and Symptoms
Specifically, plantar fasciitis refers to a condition that affects one or both feet. The thick band of tissue that runs from the heel bone to the toes becomes inflamed, which can result in severe pain. One of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis includes stabbing pain in the feet, which tends to be worse in the morning and lessen throughout the day. Sometimes, pain can be so severe that walking is difficult. Some may also experience swelling, tenderness, and pain in the soles of the feet.
People of all ages and walks of life can be prone to plantar fasciitis, though it becomes more common as you age.
Chiropractic Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
The good news is that there are chiropractic treatment options available for those suffering from plantar fasciitis. It is highly recommended that you seek chiropractic treatment before any drastic procedures. For example, in some cases, doctors may recommend steroid injections or even surgeries to treat plantar fasciitis. However, with the right chiropractic care, you may be able to find the relief you seek without the need for invasive procedures or heavy medications that come with a lot of risks and potential side effects.
Specifically, our chiropractor, Dr. Brian Dower, offers spinal adjustments to help you find relief for your plantar fasciitis. This works through using the skilled and gentle manipulation of the spine to improve its alignment, which can improve your posture and provide a better weight balance while you stand. This is especially effective in treating plantar fasciitis cases caused when more pressure is placed on one foot than the other while standing.
Furthermore, chiropractic adjustments provide added benefits for your health and wellness, such as relieving pressure on nerves and achieving better overall alignment of the spine. This, in turn, can help to relieve a variety of pain points and other symptoms.
Generally, patients with plantar fasciitis should see our chiropractor for an evaluation and customized treatment plan. From there, we can determine whether spinal adjustments are an ideal treatment for you and, if so, how many treatments we recommend for optimal results.
Request an Appointment With our Toronto Chiropractor
If you've been suffering from plantar fasciitis and its painful symptoms, schedule an appointment with our Toronto chiropractor today. Dr. Dower provides skilled adjusting to achieve precise, gentle, and long-lasting results. You can request your appointment with us by calling our office at (416) 920-7275 or using our "schedule online" feature.