Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Whole Body Healthcare

Integrative Medicine Clinic & Medical Center located in Baltimore, MD

You can walk thousands of steps in a single day. With all that foot traffic, it’s no wonder many people have foot pain. Plantar fasciitis is a common and very painful foot condition, particularly in the heel. The medical staff at Whole Body Healthcare have helped thousands of patients with plantar fasciitis in the Baltimore, Maryland area and treated the root causes of the condition. Call or request an appointment online today to relieve your heel pain.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition occurring when the plantar fascia - the tissue that connects your heel with your toes - becomes aggravated.  Plantar fasciitis causes the heel to throb and ache whenever pressure is applied through the most basic actions, like walking. Plantar fasciitis can interrupt your day-to-day life, cause you to miss work, prevent you from partaking in activities you love, or in severe cases, impede your ability to walk. The nurse practitioners and chiropractors and rehab staff at Whole Body Healthcare have a proven, innovative treatment for plantar fasciitis that allows you to get back on your feet.


How do I get plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis may occur through a variety of events or factors. The most common cause is a traumatic injury or fall. Irregular foot mechanics, high arches, flat feet, or overuse (long-distance runners, nurses, etc.) can increase the stress on the plantar fascia and over time lead to damage to that tissue.

Once injury occurs, you may change the way you walk, developing a limp, to avoid putting too much pressure on the injured foot. In the short-term, limping may lessen the pain; however, limping for a prolonged period can lead to misalignments within the musculoskeletal system and place stress on other joints.


What happens when I have plantar fasciitis?

The root cause of plantar fasciitis is small rips or tears in the plantar fascia - the soft tissue on the bottom of the foot near the heel. The tears cause inflammation and pain near the heel.


What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Medical science offers a host of treatments for plantar fasciitis, but only the medical staff at Whole Body Healthcare can provide a treatment plan that deals with the root cause of plantar fasciitis.

When a chiropractor from Whole Body Healthcare treats the musculoskeletal system with adjustments from the hands, stress on the body is instantly alleviated. The body naturally repairs the tears, reduces inflammation, and ultimately recovers.   


What happens when I visit the chiropractor for plantar fasciitis?

Over a series of appointment and adjustments, your chiropractor relaxes the ligaments so that healing can take place. This type of treatment reduces the risk of future injury.

If you’re ready to get back on your feet and into your favorite activities, call the office or request an appointment online today.