“This too shall pass.”
For many, it’s a daily mantra or affirmation.
And in our practice, when it comes to pain, we’d say it’s certainly true. With the proper care, it’s likely that all pain will eventually move on and for the long-term.
But what if your pain seems to disappear without you having done anything?
The why is more important than you might think. Is that pain really gone, or has your body put a bandaid over that smaller issue to help compensate for a bigger issue?
That’s right. Your body is able to adapt to most any situation, and pain can often dissipate as it does.
The same can be true as stressors from outside sources decrease.
However, the same may not be true behind the scenes, and it’s more than likely those same problems will surface again the next time your body is stressed.
So, does Plantar Fasciitis go away?
Yes, if as much attention is given to treating the pain as the pain itself.
Believe it or not, pain has an important role to play in the healing process.
Pain is positive in the physiological sense. For example, the very fact that you’re experiencing foot pain means all routes from your brain to your feet are working properly.
That pain is a built-in alert in your body’s healing system.
So, when you feel pain shoot from heel to toe when you stand as so commonly happens in cases of Plantar Fasciitis, we know that something in the chain from toes to brain needs to be rebalanced.
If Plantar Fasciitis foot pain is routinely ignored or allowed to come and go without treatment, it can lead to other issues, and you should know what to look for.
Here’s a quick list of those we most commonly see in practice:
● The development of chronic heel pain.
● A decrease in normal activities in favor of a more sedentary lifestyle.
● Symptoms of compensation occurring in other areas like the knees, hips, and low back.
● A noticeable change in gait, or how someone walks.
● The development of arthritis where the pain originated or in other parts of the body.
To recap – does Plantar Fasciitis go away?
Yes. Once you understand the what, where, and why of Plantar Fasciitis, it’s easy to see why treatment should not be put off.
The proper care can not only help heal your foot pain but can also positively impact any other aches and pains that may have developed.
Here’s an important acronym to remember when it comes to treating inflammation in general… PRICE.
This will give you an easy way to remember the essential first steps you can take to help heal inflammation.
Protect. Rest. Ice. Compress. Elevate.
And if you’ve been living with foot pain and looking for a Plantar Fasciitis chiropractic rehab office in Branson, Mo, be sure to give us a call!
Yours in Health,