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Plantar Fascitis | Noe Valley:  Plantar Fascitis is the most common cause of heel pain.   Achilles Tendinitis is a close second.  The Plantar fascia connects the tissue that connects your heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of your foot gets aggravated especially when you don’t have adequate arch support.  The calves and achilles get tight from excessive sitting and a lack of stretching.  Dr. Smith treats the many causes of foot pain in Noe Valley.

Noe Valley Foot Pain and Plantar Fascitis
Noe Valley | Foot Pain & Plantar Fascitis

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”

~Theodore Roosevelt

Pain from Plantar Fascitis | Noe Valley

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The fascia connects the tissue that connects your heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of your foot.

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis are pain from

  • Walking
  • Climbing stairs
  • Being on the bed
  • Standing/sitting for long periods of time

Plantar fascitis is not the only cause of foot pain.  Achilles Tendinitis is a close second.  It is often caused by tightness in the calves which can result from long hours sitting.  Both plantar fascitis and achilles tendinitis benefit from the use of shoe inserts or orthotics.

Common Causes of Foot Pain | Noe Valley

There are many causes of foot pain, such as an increase in walking, running or physical activities, flat feet, over pronation or poor arch support.   There are quite a few treatment options and no one option works best for everyone. Icing the area, reducing physical activities such as running and frequent calf stretching are common suggestions. Most medical doctors recommend a steroid shot. This may alleviate pain for a certain time period, but this is not a permanent solution. A chiropractor can help break up the inflammation by utilizing soft tissue therapies such as ART or  Ultrasound.  If the cause is collapsed arches or flat feet then orthotics may be the best solution. Your chiropractor will not only be treating the pain, but the underlying structural problem. This will allow for proper healing and the prevention of future problems.