Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Indian Harbor Chiropractic

Diana Gailes, DC

Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT

Heel pain due to plantar fasciitis is common, but it’s a condition that’s easily treatable. At Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut, highly trained chiropractor Diana Gailes, DC, offers a variety of treatments that reduce plantar fasciitis pain and improve mobility. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q&A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes heel pain due to inflammation in the thick tissue band that runs across the bottom of each foot. The band connects your toes to your heel bone. Holistic treatments at Indian Harbor Chiropractic can relieve plantar fasciitis discomfort.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

The most common symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis include:

  • Severe heel pain
  • Dull, aching heel discomfort
  • Stabbing pain
  • Pain in the morning
  • Pain with long periods of standing
  • Discomfort when you get up from sitting
  • Pain that gets worse after exercise

Complications that may occur with untreated plantar fasciitis include ongoing heel pain, as well as knee, hip, or back discomfort. If you suspect plantar fasciitis or another foot problem because of heel pain, see Dr. Gailes for an evaluation.

What are the risk factors for plantar fasciitis?

Anyone can develop plantar fasciitis, but some factors boost your risk of getting it. Examples include:

  • Overtraining
  • Being age 40-60
  • Intense exercise
  • Long-distance running
  • Ballet dancing
  • Aerobic dancing
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Abnormal walking patterns
  • Weight challenges
  • Being on your feet a lot

Occupations that require being on your feet often include teaching, working in a factory, and food service.

How does my provider diagnose plantar fasciitis?

To diagnose plantar fasciitis and develop an effective treatment, Dr. Gailes discusses your symptoms and medical history. She examines your feet and assesses your pain levels and mobility. Dr. Gailes could recommend undergoing X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures.

What are common plantar fasciitis treatments?

Common treatments for plantar fasciitis pain include:

Lifestyle changes

Things you can do at home to reduce plantar fasciitis discomfort include maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutritious foods, getting regular exercise, wearing comfortable shoes, and using ice or heat packs. Stretch your foot arches and wear night splints if Dr. Gailes recommends it.

Custom orthotics

Dr. Gailes uses laser technology to develop custom-fitted orthotics that fit your feet perfectly and reduce plantar fasciitis pain.

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Gailes uses chiropractic adjustments to reduce tension, relieve nerve pressure, and better align your body to alleviate discomfort.  

Physical therapy

Physical therapy strengthens tissues in your feet to reduce discomfort and your risk of future problems.

Don’t live with plantar fasciitis discomfort when you don’t have to. Call the Indian Harbor Chiropractic office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.