Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia.  Excessive contraction of the muscles on the bottom of the foot causes them to become inflamed.  These muscles attach to the heel bone (calcaneus), which can cause a bone spur to form.  Flattening of the arch of the foot when weight bearing is a common cause. 

Many people have found relief from plantar fasciitis at Phelts Chiropractic PC in midtown Manhattan.  Patients with this condition are given an evaluation by Dr. John W. Phelts, D.C., which may include an applied kinesiology analysis of:

  • Your gait pattern (the way you walk).
  • The alignment of the joints of your ankles and feet.
  • Muscle imbalances that maybe present in the foot and ankle.
  • Nutritional factors that may contribute to inflammation and bone spur formation.

Depending on the results of the evaluation a personalized treatment program is developed for you which may include:

  • Alignment of the bones of the feet and ankles.
  • Various fascial release techniques.
  • Athletic taping of the foot to reduce plantar fascia stress.
  • Ultrasound
  • Prescription of exercises that help decrease heel spur formation.
  • Nutritional recommendations that reduce inflammation and bone spurs.

Dr. John W. Phelts, D.C., serves the 10016, 10017, and 10018 zip codes.  Please call us at 212-286-2012 to schedule your evaluation.

August 06, 2018