Plantar fasciitis can cause severe pain in the heel — to the point that walking normally can be difficult. At Denver Vitality Center in Lakewood and Denver, Colorado, Dr. Mark Armbruster treats plantar fasciitis using precise manipulations that can relieve foot and heel pain quickly. Dr. Armbruster also helps patients with customized strengthening exercises to help prevent re-injury.
Plantar Fasciitis Q & A
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an injury to the connective tissues in the foot. The plantar fascia, the thick piece of ligament connecting your heel to your toes, becomes inflamed and painful due to tiny tears. This type of inflammation results in heel pain that can range from moderate to severe.
Does plantar fasciitis resolve without treatment?
No, plantar fasciitis rarely abates without treatment. If you’re suffering from signs of plantar fasciitis, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Dr. Armbruster at Denver Vitality Center is highly experienced with plantar fasciitis treatments and can help relieve foot and heel pain fast.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis occurs when there’s too much stress on the plantar fascia. This foot and heel stress occurs by:
- Running or jogging
- Walking long distances
- Standing for prolonged periods
- Being overweight or obese
- Being pregnant
Plantar fasciitis commonly occurs in connection with exercise or with a change in one’s physical activity. However, many overweight or obese patients who suffer from plantar fasciitis lead sedentary lifestyles.
What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?
At Denver Vitality Center, Dr. Armbruster customizes treatment for each person’s needs. Treatment may include chiropractic manipulation to help stretch the plantar fascia.
Another highly effective treatment option is pressure wave therapy. This treatment uses intense sound waves to stimulate the cellular and healing response in the body. The energy produced encourages blood circulation, helps the plantar fascia heal the tears, and helps alleviate inflammation.
These advanced treatment options strengthen and help speed up the body’s own natural repair and healing abilities — helping you return to your daily life faster than other traditional methods.
How can you prevent plantar fasciitis?
There are several ways to help prevent plantar fasciitis such as:
- Wear supportive footwear at all times
- When exercising, wear athletic shoes designed especially for the specific activity
- Maintain a healthy weight; stay as close as possible to your ideal weight
- Avoid standing for long periods. If you must stand, alternate standing with short rest breaks and put your feet up.
Are you suffering from heel or foot pain when you walk, stand, or when exercising? You may have plantar fasciitis — but with Dr. Armbruster’s help, pain is easily treatable. Call (303) 242-8089 to schedule with Denver Vitality Center now.