You can rest assured knowing that if you're experiencing plantar fasciitis, hip and joint pains, or knee and leg pains, Covenant Chiropractic Clinic PC is here for you. Read through the information below to get a better idea of how these conditions can affect you and what we can do to help.
Plantar Fasciitis, also referred to simply as heel pain, is a common musculoskeletal complaint. It occurs in all age groups but typically occurs among adults. It's considered to be an overuse symptom which develops over time due to repeated stress.
A recent study was sought to examine the effectiveness of chiropractic treatments on pediatric Plantar Fasciitis. The patient, a 10-year-old football player, had bilateral Plantar Fasciitis which resulted in pain for 3 weeks prior to his treatment.
The treatment was administered during 6 visits which spanned a 6-week period. They consisted of chiropractic manipulations of the ankle, soft tissue therapy (Graston Technique), and a home exercise and stretching program.
The patient's pain levels improved with this conservative, multimodal chiropractic approach. In this case, the combination of joint manipulation, GT soft tissue manipulation, and a home exercise program seemed effective.
After 6 visits, the patient reported that he was pain-free and can participate in normal, everyday activities. Three months after his treatment, the patient reported that he was still pain-free.
The researchers concluded that this multimodal chiropractic approach may be effective for treating heel pain, although more research needs to be done to determine whether the findings from this patient are applicable to others.
Daniels CJ and Morrell AP. Chiropractic management of pediatric plantar fasciitis: a case report.
Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2012; 11(1): 58-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2011.06.009.
Whether you've got hip or joint pain stemming from arthritis or repetitive stress injuries, your quality of life can be severely limited. At Covenant Chiropractic Clinic PC, we can use a combination of extremity adjustments and exercise therapy to improve your range of motion and reduce your pain.
Every year, approximately 100,000 Americans receive surgical procedures to relieve their knee pains. Studies suggest that many of these patients can avoid surgery through natural and conservative treatments.
Chiropractic adjustments, exercise therapy, and weight loss have all been shown to reduce symptoms of knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. At Covenant Chiropractic Clinic PC, we can also use chiropractic techniques to ease leg pains associated with sciatic nerve damage
and sports injuries