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Leaping out of bed in the morning should be a pleasant sensation -- but for many individuals, it's a painful way to start the day. A connective tissue inflammation known as plantar fasciitis can make standing and walking intensely uncomfortable, especially if you have to spend long hours on your feet every day. In many cases, an underlying musculoskeletal imbalance is the culprit behind your misery.
If you're in dire need of plantar fasciitis treatment in Atlanta, you're in luck -- because our skilled team of Atlanta chiropractors, Dr. Kathleen Sherwood, Dr. Ken Muller and Dr. Richard Cohen, can provide natural, drug-free foot pain relief.
The discomfort you're feeling occurs in a band of tough connective tissue called the plantar fascia. This tissue stretches from the front underside of the foot to the heel. It job is to support the medial arch, the largest of your foot's three arches. Your feet need all the help they can get, because they're tasked with supporting the entire weight of your body, not just when you're standing still but also as you walk, run, jump or dance. Excessive strain on this tissue can create small tears in it, which causes the body to respond by producing inflammation. You usually feel this pain most keenly when you walk around after a long period off of your feet, such as first thing in the morning.
Plantar fasciitis can be aggravated by a variety of factors, including congenitally "flat feet," high heels or other footwear that provides inadequate arch support, a sports injury or obesity. But it's also frequently associated with a misaligned body. If your spine and weight-bearing joints aren't lined up correctly, unequal stresses are placed on these areas -- and that uneven weight distribution is transferred to the feet. That's where your plantar fasciitis doctor in Atlanta can step in to provide much-needed chiropractic care and other natural solutions.
Our Atlanta chiropractic team at Sherwood Chiropractic Center can determine whether your body is off balance by performing careful postural evaluations and spinal screenings. We can also examine your feet to see whether the physical imbalance is actually occurring "from the bottom up." Questions about your lifestyle, footwear, medical history and symptoms help make the proper recommendations for treatment. These may include:
We can help you put an end to your plantar fasciitis in Atlanta. Call (404) 321-0082 for a consultation!