Plantar fasciitis symptoms are a concern for many runners. Which shoe should you choose to minimize the discomfort?
Plantar fasciitis is not only a foot problem. It is a body mechanics and impact problem. The place we impact is on the bottom of our feet. Over time, the constant impact will result in tighter legs, less motion, and shock absorption in the feet and ankles and Plantar Fasciitis is the result.
While a running shoe can reduce impact and control foot motion to a certain extent, to resolve plantar fasciitis, you must reduce the ground impact or the result will be chronic foot pain, joint pain, and malfunction in the knees and hips and back, and even neck and shoulder pain.
Perhaps this is why sports chiropractors are often the preferred one-stop-shop for treating and in many cases efficiently resolving plantar fasciitis.
If you have tried this…
Injections (works only on the symptom and can be painful.
physical therapy directed at the area of pain (works on the symptom only).
Changing running shoes (works at the site of impact and the symptoms).
Foot orthotics will level the pelvis but may only relieve the symptoms.
Try this instead…
- Take a full history of your feet, your back, and many problems you may not be related to the problem but usually are.
- Perform a thorough examination using orthopedic tests, seeing how you move, evaluating the feet, and more.
- Create a treatment plan customized toward improving how you move, reducing ground impact which is the source of the problem. Care plans are customized to the patient rather than protocol-driven where you get the same exercises everyone else gets.
- Using methods such as myofascial release, manipulation of the extremity, and the pelvis and spine to improve how you move.
- Exercises to improve foot tone and core function.
- Treadmill evaluations can help us properly diagnose even the most difficult cases.
- Recommendations of shoes and inserts if you need them.
The chiropractic primary care approach to musculoskeletal complaints is comprehensive and will treat the problem, rather than just the area of symptom.
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Men’s Health magazine recently suggested which shoes may be best for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis. Check out the article below.
The Best Running Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis
A podiatrist shares his top picks.
BY EMILY SHIFFER FEB 12, 2021
If you’re a runner with plantar fasciitis, it can make running miserable, and likely prevent you from logging miles and sticking with your training plan. Unfortunately, the painful condition isn’t exactly rare for runners.
“Plantar fasciitis is a common foot ailment that involves micro trauma to the plantar fascia structure on the bottom of the foot,” says Mark J. Mendeszoon, DPM, FACFAS, podiatrist at Precision Orthopaedic Specialties in Ohio.
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot that provides support and acts as a shock absorber to the foot. According to Dr. Medeszoon, this condition develops as a chronic problem due to faulty biomechanics, improper shoe gear, or excessive weight gain (typically about 20 pounds gained in one year).
Ultimately, it’s caused by the immense pressure put on your feet as you walk or run.