Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Curtis Potts, DC -  - Chiropractor

Mt. Rose Chiropractic

Curtis Potts, DC

Chiropractor located in Reno, NV

Stabbing pain in your heel is a warning sign of plantar fasciitis, a chronic, but treatable inflammation. With conservative techniques and painless cold laser therapy, Mt. Rose Chiropractic in Reno, Nevada helps to free you of heel pain and restore your normal foot function in a matter of months. Call today or use the contact form for a consultation with Curtis Potts, DC, a board-certified chiropractic specialist.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a chronic inflammation of the arch of your foot. It’s also one of the top causes of heel pain.

Plantar fasciitis involves your plantar fascia, a long ligament that travels from your heel to the front of your foot.

Plantar fasciitis occurs when this ligament becomes inflamed and irritated. This condition often feels like a stabbing or throbbing pain in your heel that radiates outward.

Who gets plantar fasciitis?

Runners are especially prone to get this condition because the activity puts their feet under a lot of stress. Other risk factors include:

  • Age (plantar fasciitis is most common between age 40-60)
  • Being flat-footed
  • Having a high arch or an unusual pattern of walking
  • An occupation where you stand for hours

Being overweight and wearing shoes with too little support may also increase your risk of plantar fasciitis.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

The symptoms of plantar fasciitis include but aren’t limited to:

  • Burning sensations
  • Aching
  • Pain on the bottom of your heel
  • Increasing pain over several months

Pain that’s worse after working out is another sign of the condition.

How is plantar fasciitis diagnosed?

Dr. Potts uses his years of experience to diagnose plantar fasciitis. He takes a complete medical history to understand the cause of your condition. He asks about your symptoms and poses other diagnostic questions.

He performs a thorough physical exam, evaluating your flexibility, strength, and range of motion. The doctor may recommend diagnostic tests, such as X-rays or an MRI, to confirm your diagnosis.

His chief aim is accurately diagnosing your health issue to recommend an optimal treatment plan.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Dr. Potts favors conservative, drug-free techniques to ease pain and restore normal foot function in a matter of months.

He often recommends cold laser therapy, a painless treatment that uses light to treat various conditions, including plantar fasciitis.

This light treatment is thought to promote the natural healing process in your injured cells, increasing the flow of blood and other necessary fluids.

If foot pain is bothering you, you can rely on Dr. Potts, a board-certified chiropractic specialist, for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Put discomfort behind you by calling today or using the convenient contact form to schedule a consultation at Mt. Rose Chiropractic.

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