Heel pain or plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fascia, which is located at the bottom of the foot. A number of causes can lead to heel pain, chief among which are obesity, incorrect posture, bad shoes, too much standing, low amounts of vitamin C in one’s diet and injury, thus requiring Motion Mechanical Treatment. Loss of fat in the heel pad due to ageing also causes heel pain.
Heel pain is characterized by a mild or debilitating pain at the inside, bottom or front of your heel. Sometimes it can extend to the entire bottom area of the foot. It is often accompanied by an inflammation that increases while standing or performing long hours of physical activity. While the frequency of the heel pain can vary extensively, most patients report a recurring pain that is encouraged by standing. Some patients report pain that comes and goes. Undiagnosed and untreated heel pain can last a few months or even a lifetime.
The most successful treatment of plantar fasciitis includes stretching of the calf muscles and of the different areas of the foot. Other improvements can be through subsequent improvements in the causal factors, such as losing weight, changing the kind of shoes one wears, correcting posture among others. Several home remedies include slow walking to release tension in the muscles and slowly relieve pain.
Another effective treatment is MMT or Mechanical Motion Therapy. MMT is a relatively new therapy that chiropractors hail as a revolutionary therapy in relieving heel pain. The course of MMT requires that the patient explain the problem in detail so that the required course of action can be taken by the MMT certified chiropractor.
MMT certified doctors are trained in this new type of therapy that helps adjust the misaligned muscle or joint that is causing unbearable pain to the patient. A few sittings with a MMT doctor can yield considerable results. To know more about how heel pain or plantar fasciitis can be cured by MMT certified chiropractor, check out http://www.mechanicalmotiontherapy.com/ or call 724-942-4444.