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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. This can be painful and make walking more difficult. Standing up first thing in the morning can be unbearably painful. 

Symptoms can consist of dull or sharp pain, along with stiffness in the bottom of the foot.  It may  develop slowly or come on suddenly after intense activity.  You may notice symptoms after a recent weight gain. Also if you are currently obese you are at risk. Shoes with poor arch support or soft soles can increase your risk of developing plantar fasciitis. 

Dr. Coogan will perform a physical examination and prescribe a treatment plan that includes self help techniques for you to utilize. 

General Treatment can include:

  • Apply ice to the painful area. Do this at least twice a day for 10-15 minutes, more often in the first days
  • Heel stretching exercises
  • Resting the foot as much as possible
  • Wearing shoes with good support and cushions

Other steps to relieve pain include:

  • Adjustments to your spine if beneficial 
  • Various in-office therapies that may include cold laser therapy, along with bio-electrical current (Interferential and Thera-stim)
  • Nighttime useage of a Strassburg sock to stretch the injured fascia

If these treatments do not work, he may recommend:

  • Custom made shoe inserts (orthotics) 
  • Visiting a pain management clinic or podiatrist

Dr. Coogan has over 25 years of successfully treating patients with Plantar Fasciitis. His approach to healing relies on clear communication between you and him. Please discuss any concerns you may have with him.

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  • "I was referred to Dr. Coogan from a friend of mine, Laura, and patient of Dr. Coogan. I am currently recovering from breast cancer. The chemotherapy, surgery and hormonal therapy have had a big impact on my body. Chiropractic has helped me loosen tight connective tissue, increased function in my joints and reduced pain and inflammation in several parts of my body. Doc and the whole team at Old Mill Chiropractic are always so friendly and helpful. Thank You!!"
    Shelley G. patient since 2016