Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the fibrous tissue on the bottom of the foot connecting the heel bone to the toes. Plantar Fasciitis can and does cause severe heel and foot pain. Plantar Fasciitis is commonly associated with severe heel pain with the initiation of walking after rising from bed or a seated position. Individuals with Plantar Fasciitis classically have to walk on their toes for the first several steps to avoid pressure to the heel. Once activity has begun the pain usually is reduced.
Plantar Fasciitis can be caused by trauma, athletic activities, repetitive activities and also poor foot biomechanics: such as foot pronation or flat feet. Dr. Glen Batson, of Batson Chiropractic of Willowbook, successfully treats Plantar Fasciitis by using Chiropractic Manual Manipulation of the foot and ankle joints, K-Laser Therapy, and Foot Levelers custom foot orthotic devices.
The foot and ankle consists of 26 separate bones, encompassing 33 joints with many muscles, tendons, and ligaments allowing proper bio-mechanical function and support. Dr. Batson can perform an examination to evaluation the function and integrity of these bones, joints, and soft tissue structures. Dr. Batson can perform manipulation of these bones to restore proper joint function and biomechanical integrity. K-Laser Therapy is a Class IV Laser Therapy utilizing red and near-infrared wavelengths of light energy to induce a photochemical and therapeutic effect, Photo-Biomodulation, on the tissues of the heel and plantar fascia. This therapy conservatively and naturally reduces the inflammation of the plantar fascia and osseous structures of the foot and therefore reduces the pain. Dr. Batson utilizes custom orthotic foot appliances, shoe inserts, for support and proper function of the foot to reduce irritation of the plantar fascia.
Dr. Batson can be reached for consultation at his Willowbrook Illinois office. Dr. Batson treats patients of many surrounding communities inlcuding Hinsdale, Darien, Oakbrook, Downers Grove, Westchester, Westmont, Willow Springs, Burr Ridge, Lemont, and Chicagoland regions.
Dr. Batson can be reached at:
Batson Chiropractic Clinic
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