How 1-Spine Chiropractic Eliminates Plantar Fasciitis | Chiropractor in Lubbock, TX
Hello, this is Dr. Greg Marin from 1-Spine Chiropractic. Today, I’d like to delve into a topic we encounter frequently at our office—plantar fasciitis. Despite the common misconception that chiropractors solely focus on the back or neck, we routinely address various foot conditions, with plantar fasciitis being a prevalent concern. Whether you’re an athlete, a dedicated runner, or spend extended hours standing at work, plantar fasciitis can affect anyone. Additionally, individuals with excess weight may experience biomechanical stress on their feet. It’s essential to recognize that while plantar fasciitis is common, it’s not normal, and addressing it promptly is crucial to prevent it from becoming a persistent issue. Our approach begins with a thorough examination and consultation to understand the root cause and identify contributing factors from daily activities. Through orthopedic and chiropractic tests, we pinpoint areas of concern, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the condition. Our focus extends beyond addressing immediate inflammation to determining why the issue persists.
Our Unique Approach
At 1-Spine, our unique approach involves evaluating your gait and pelvis to identify any potential issues affecting your feet. We check for leg length discrepancies, ensuring proper weight distribution. This thorough assessment allows us to address the root cause, preventing foot issues, knee problems, and hip discomfort. For plantar fasciitis, we employ various techniques tailored to individual needs. The shockwave machine, utilized for the past year and a half, has shown phenomenal results. This ballistic principle sends kinetic energy to the inflamed area, breaking up calcification, reducing pain, inflammation, and scar tissue. Laser therapy is another option, offering light therapy to accelerate healing and reduce inflammation. One of our favored methods is guasha, using an instrument to break up adhesions in the plantar fascia and tendons. By manually addressing these adhesions, we improve functionality and provide relief. Once pain, inflammation, and tightness diminish, our focus shifts to strengthening exercises, both in-office and at home. If you’re experiencing plantar fasciitis pain or heel spurs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. We’ve successfully treated numerous foot conditions, and we look forward to assisting you.
Thank you for considering 1-Spine Chiropractic!