Heel pain is a common complaint. There are several reasons for heel pain and the most common cause is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is the ligament which connects the toes to the heel bone. When this ligament becomes inflamed it can cause pain, tenderness, and swelling. Many athletes experience this condition as well as people who spend a lot of time on their feet. If you spend a lot of time on your feet or walking, or wear footwear that doesn't give you enough support these things can also cause stress on the ligament. Athletes with tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles also put a greater strain on the ligament and may develop inflammation. Plantar fasciitis causes swelling and pain when walking or standing, and if not treated may develop tears in the ligament itself.
While this can be a very painful condition, the good news is it does respond well to treatment. You don't have to suffer with the pain of plantar fasciitis. With proper treatment and prevention, you can get relief and prevent further inflammation. Talk to your chiropractor if you experience heel pain; he or she can help you fine the relief you need or you may visits www.rehabfx.com now.
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