Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Dr. Krift has had much success with the treatment of foot pain also known as plantar fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis?
There are several causes of plantar fasciitis ranging from over-pronation, dropped arch, flat foot, poor shoes, jumping or running during sports. You may spend a lot of time on your feet at work which can lead to plantar fasciitis as well.
Dr. Krift’s multiple technique approach to foot and arch pain has given many people relief that is not just temporary but permanent.
First your foot and gait will be evaluated, then the 26 bones in the foot will be checked for proper alignment. If there is a misalignment, the foot will be put back into position using a specialized chiropractic tool with a low force chiropractic adjustment. There is usually very minimal discomfort.
Following the adjustment low level laser therapy will be applied to the foot for several minutes to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and stimulate the healing process. Next the foot and arch will be taped with athletic tape to maintain proper alignment, this tape will be worn for 24-48 hours. Exercises and home instruction will be given. A treatment plan of approximately 6 visits over a 3 week period yields the best results. You will also be evaluated for the need of custom fit foot orthotics. Not everyone needs them but sometimes they are necessary and everyone is evaluated on an individual basis.
If you suffer from arch or heel pain call for an appointment and get on the road to recovery.
Dr. Douglas P. Krift, DC 859-781-8700