Sometimes our patients walk in our doors with ankle and foot pain. At Balanced Health Medical, our Hell's Kitchen chiropractor team offers a variety of drug-free services that can help people manage their foot and ankle conditions including plantar fasciitis.
Understanding Plantar Fasciitis With Our Balanced Health Medical Chiropractors
Plantar fasciitis is one of the more common causes of foot pain among our clientele. It occurs when the thick band of tissue underneath the foot (which forms the plantar arch) becomes inflamed due to some sort of inflammation and/or injury. It's often experienced among sedentary people who suddenly begin a new exercise program, (they do "too much too soon"), or anyone who over-trains in physical activity, especially running, jumping, dancing, etc. It may also be more common among people with certain chronic health diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, and diabetes, or people with altered muscle-length tension relationships (since shortened muscles "upstream" can affect the way load is transmitted through the plantar fascia).
The key symptoms of plantar fasciitis include sharp heel pain, especially first thing upon rising in the morning or upon standing after sitting for a long time. Other common causes of ankle and foot pain we see at our clinic include arthritis (including flare ups of gout and rheumatoid arthritis), stress fractures, Achilles' tendonitis, and shin splints.
How Our Chiropractor Team Can Manage Foot And Ankle Pain—Including Plantar Fasciitis
We know our patients expect natural and drug-free treatment when they come to our Rockefeller Center chiropractic clinic for care. That's why we are committed to advancing our clinical skills and technology to deliver the best possible care using best practice chiropractic medicine.
For plantar fasciitis and other types of ankle and foot pain, reducing inflammation while also minimizing the cause of the condition are essential elements to improving function. To help our patients do this, we'll utilize various services including:
- Exercises for strengthening and stretching
- Sports medicine
- Medical massage (to help improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage for healing)
- Acupuncture (to relieve tension in the body)
Struggling with Lower Leg Pain? Contact Balanced Health Medical Near Rockefeller Center
For high quality chiropractic care in NYC, come by Balanced Health Medical at 133 E 58th St #1101 in New York, NY, or contact us at (212) 755-1717 to schedule an appointment (or schedule online). We proudly serve the 10022 areas of Manhattan, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown East, and Midtown West. Come see how a Midtown chiropractor can help you get back on your feet!