Best Plantar Fasciitis Treatment In Malaysia

Chiropractic Specialty Center® offers the best non-invasive plantar fasciitis treatment in Malaysia.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory and painful condition that impacts the bottom of the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia (a fibrous band of connective tissue) is irritated and inflamed at its attachment point on the heel bone. If not treated properly, it can lead to heel spurs. There are two types of heel spurs, Achilles heel spurs and calcaneal heel spurs. Achilles heel spurs form at the back of the heel bone. Calcaneal hear spurs are seen at the bottom of the heal or calcaneal bone.

What Is THe Best Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis?

The best treatment for plantar fasciitis starts at home. Stretch your calf muscles and foot's plantar fascia. You will need a belt for this, and here is how you stretch the plantar fascia of your foot:

  • Sit with your leg fully extending in front of you
  • Grap the two ends of the belt as you loop the strap around the ball of your foot near the toes (but don't wrap the belt around the toe)
  • Pull-on the two ends of the belt to fully flex your foot towards you
  • Once in full flexion, slowly extend while you apply resistance with the belt
  • Hold for 10-20 seconds and repeat 3-5 times
  • Ice the foot immediately after the stretching exercise for 15 minutes

Do the exercise stretching in the morning and again before bedtime, each time icing the foot for 15-minutes. You can also ice between stretches. Make sure to wrap the ice pack with a cloth before application. If pain persists or doesn't entirely go away within 2-3 days, contact us.

Try icing the bottom of your foot at the heel. Ice the heel bone for 15-minutes every 2 hours. The best plantar fasciitis treatment in Malaysia is at Chiropractic Specialty Center®. Our clinical teams of chiropractors and physiotherapists have the expertise and advanced therapy devices to fix and repair plantar fasciitis without injections or surgery. Before discussing our plantar fasciitis treatment program, let review what a plantar fascia is and how it gets to be so painful.

Heel pain & Plantar Fascia In Malaysia

Plantar fasciitis is the leading cause of pain at the bottom of the heel. More than 2 million patients are treated for plantar fasciitis annually. Plantar fasciitis usually occurs when the plantar fascia is inflamed or irritated. In short, plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the plantar fascia that causes pain at the bottom of the foot and heel.

The plantar fascia is a thin, extended ligament that lies beneath the skin of your foot and heel. It connects the heel to the front part of your foot but also supports the arch. The arch of the foot part absorbs stress and strains placed on the foot in daily life. The plantar fascia helps stabilize the foot during stressful events or activates. However, excess pressure irritates, damages, or causes small tears at the plantar fascia's attachment points. The human body’s natural response to any injury is inflammation, which results in heel pain and stiffness of the plantar fascia. The first step in your plantar fasciitis treatment is to minimize the inflammatory process.

Heel pain treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
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Symptoms Of Heel Pain & The Best Option For Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Some of the most common symptoms of a damaged or irritated plantar fascia include:

  • Pain at the bottom of your foot at the part near the heel
  • Pain with only a few steps after stepping out of bed in the morning or after extended periods of rest, like a long car ride. The pain subsides after walking for several minutes.
  • Greater pain after activity or exercise

Plantar fasciitis treatment is better through the combined efforts of our chiropractors and physiotherapists. Our combined or integrative approach can fix and repair damage to your feet' plantar fascia and joints. We accomplish this through focused therapy options that include:

  1. ESWT (shockwave therapy
  2. Ultrasound
  3. Electrotherapy
  4. Manual therapy
  5. Corrective exercises
  6. Focused chiropractic manipulation of bones and soft tissues of the feet

Call us today for the best plantar fasciitis treatment option in Malaysia.

The Link Between Heel Spurs, Plantar Fascia & Foot Pain

Neglect of plantar fasciitis can lead to a heel spur. Heel spurs occur when the plantar fascia's attachment point on the heel bone is damaged, torn, or irritated. If the condition persists, the body deposits calcium salts to stabilize the tendons attachment of the plantar fascia onto the heel bone (calcaneus)

Although most individuals suffering from plantar fasciitis often have heel spurs, spurs do not cause plantar fasciitis pain. However, a neglected plantar fascia can result in a heel spur. A combination of the heel spur and plantar fasciitis is more painful than plantar fasciitis or heel spur. Therefore, to avoid complications, seek targeted plantar fasciitis treatment from our center as soon as possible.

One in ten people experiences heel spurs, but only one person in 20 people with heel spurs experiences foot pain. Since the spur does not result in plantar fasciitis, the pain is treatable without getting rid of the spur. In other words, you don't have to have surgery. Besides, non-invasive plantar fasciitis treatment is through shockwave therapy (ESWT). ESWT and ultrasound break down spurs that are small or even moderate in size.

Stretching of calf muscles
Plantar Fasciitis sites of pain

Why Is Injection Good for Foot Pain Or Plantar Fascia?

Plantar fasciitis treatment through injections and surgery has proven unsuccessful. Steroid injections and surgery on the feet should be avoided. Plantar fasciitis treatments must be kept non-invasive to avoid harming or erosion of joints and soft tissues.

Injections are invasive and, as such, should needs avoidance. Steroidal injections can reduce pain, but they can also cause more damage! Cortisone is a steroid that is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication injected into the plantar fascia to alleviate pain and inflammation. We recommend avoiding any injections into the foot as steroids can cause weakness and the plantar fascia's eventual tears. Foot surgeries, including those for heel spurs, are short-lived. They don’t last long because surgery fails to correct the actual cause. Therefore, your best option is targeted corrective plantar fasciitis treatment through an integrative approach that focuses on the actual damage. 

What is the best Treatment for a Painful Heel caused by Stressed or Damaged Plantar Fascia?

Plantar fasciitis and heel pain are treatable without injections or surgery. The best plantar fasciitis treatment is corrective care that repairs the damage within the plantar fascia. Chiropractic coupled with clinical physiotherapy is your best option. Chiropractors realign the small foot bones, while physiotherapists work on repairing the damaged soft tissues. In short, the collective efforts from both chiropractors and physiotherapists are better on both short and long-term basis.

As mentioned, the plantar fascia helps to stabilize the foot by mainlining a proper functioning arch. Once the plantar fascia is damaged, the foot’s stability is impaired. An unstable foot is a weak foot, where joints and small bones of the foot (tarsal bones) misalign. These misalignments are mild; nonetheless, they need corrective care the repositions them. Corrective research-based chiropractic care as provided by Chiropractic Specialty Center® can stabilize the foot through targeted corrective chiropractic treatments. Chiropractic is not the only treatment given to a plantar fasciitis patient; we enhance the benefits of chiropractic with clinical physiotherapy.

Our physiotherapists treat plantar fasciitis through devices and manual methods of physiotherapy to target and repairs the damaged plantar fascia. Physiotherapy (physical therapy) treatment of the foot includes ultrasound, electrical stimulation, shockwave therapy (ESWT), and manual therapy, stretching, and focused exercises programs. Best of all, the care you get from us is natural and holistic. Call Chiropractic Specialty Center® today to learn more about plantar fasciitis treatment available. 

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