By: Dr. Leah Lawson

Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot/heel pain that involves the inflammation of the band of fascia running from the ball of the foot to the heel, and even up the back of your calf. It is usually a shock absorbing bowstring that supports the arch of your foot. If it become tight, micro tears can occur and cause pain. 


  • Pain in at the ball, arch, or heel of foot
  • Usually worse in the morning
  • Stabbing, sharp pain
  • One or both feet
Adjustment for ankle


  • Unsupportive footwear
  • New footwear
  • Repetitive stress injury
  • Overweight
  • New activity 
  • Standing for extended periods of time

Your chiropractor can not only diagnose, but help manage and treat plantar fasciitis. Treatment plans for individualized, but may include:

  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Joint manipulation or mobilization
  • Modalities (acupuncture, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy)
  • Rehabilitation (stretches and exercises)
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Home care
Graston (Instrument assisted soft tissue therapy)

If you are experiencing pain in your feet, or have any further questions about chiropractic care and plantar fasciitis, please feel free to contact me!