Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment from Your Chiropractor in Tacoma, WA

Sharp pain is often the first sign of plantar fasciitis.  It takes sufferers totally by surprise when they get out of bed and take the first step on an affected foot.  Thanks to natural therapies that avoid surgery or medication, chiropractic offers sufferers pain relief without invasive treatment.  Patients at our Tacoma Chiropractic Center can look forward to therapeutic choices such as physical exercises and massage prescribed by our Tacoma chiropractor.


Overview of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that occurs when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed after strain.  This thick tissue band is a connection between toes and heel bone.  It extends across the bottom of the foot.  Our chiropractor notes that the job of the plantar fascia is to support the arch of the foot.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most frequent reasons for heel pain.  When swelling, inflammation, and tears in soft tissue follow a strain, sufferers experience heel pain with every step.  Sometimes discomfort occurs even when at rest.

Pain associated with plantar fasciitis makes it hard to climb a flight of stairs or even remain standing for a long time.  The most frequent symptom is a sharp pain with the initial step after being inactive.

A number of factors boost the risk for developing this disorder.  The most common include:

  • Poorly fitted footwear
  • Feet that roll inward while walking
  • Excess body weight
  • A Sedentary lifestyle
  • Long periods of activity involving walking, running, or standing, especially on hard surfaces
  • History of bone spurs
  • Tight calf muscles or Achilles tendons
  • High arches or flat feet

Chiropractic Treatment Options

Chiropractic treatment is ideal for achieving pain relief when a patient has suffered an accidental injury or muscle overuse.  The first step toward recovery is an initial consultation with our chiropractor.  It includes a comprehensive physical exam and an evaluation of complaints, symptoms, and medical history.

After a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis, our doctor generates a treatment plan customized to address each patient’s circumstances.  Adjustments that exert pressure break up the fibrous lesions responsible for plantar fasciitis discomfort.  Our practice offers the Graston Technique, a special type of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization.  Prescribed exercises and massage also benefit many patients suffering from plantar fasciitis.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Tacoma Chiropractor

Our clinic provides pain relief and increased wellness for patients of all ages using treatment options that are both natural and non-invasive.  Our Tacoma doctors use a hands-on approach to healthcare to diagnose and treat conditions with chiropractic adjustments, therapeutic exercises, massage, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling.  Take a moment today to call our Tacoma Chiropractic Center at (253) 759-1500 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor and learn how we adapt care to individual patient needs.

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2611 N. Stevens St Tacoma, WA, 98407

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    Anastasia, Family Medicine MD
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  • "My patients appreciate the help and professionalism in this office. Patients report improvement in pain and mobility and also appreciate being told when other modalities or treatment options are recommended."
    Greta, Internal Medicine MD
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    Amy - Tacoma, WA
  • "As a busy family practice physician, I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with DR’s. Robert and Cessalie Stalder for the past 10 years and we have built a very collegial relationship based on the fundamental principal of providing quality care for our patients. Their practice is directed at patient improvement, ultimate care and complete satisfaction."
    Janice, Family Medicine DO
  • "Tacoma chiropractic has always been super friendly and flexible. They've helped me with my back and neck issues through chiro adjustments and massage. Everybody I've worked with has been great!"
    Yvonne - Tacoma, WA
  • "I have worked with the Stalder’s for well over 10 years and continue to refer both my family and patients to them. I especially like referring my pregnant patients to them for the gently and effective care they receive."
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  • "I have been coming here for services over the past 8 years. The Doctors are amazing, caring, passionate and knowledgeable. The front and back office staff are friendly, helpful and always polite. I have never had a scheduling or billing issue, ever in 8 years! Thank you TCC for helping me feel my best!"
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