Plantar Fasciitis

“I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis for almost one year. It started in my left heel after I completed my first marathon. I tried custom orthotics, special stretches, wearing the Strassburg sock at night, icing, and rolling my foot on a roller. All of these interventions helped the pain but it was definitely still constantly present, especially after my long runs. During my 2nd marathon, the heel pain started earlier than expected in the race and got worse as the race went on. I met Dr. Katie at Baxter and mentioned my symptoms and later found out that chiropractic therapy could be an option in relieving my condition. After the first couple adjustments and a new running style, my heel pain is almost non-existent. I was able to do a 15K race with no heel pain after the race or the next morning. Recently, I also did a 14 mile training run with no heel pain that day or the subsequent days. I can’t remember the last time that has happened. Last winter I could not complete 2 miles without being in pain at the beginning and end of my runs. My goal is to be able to do another marathon in the spring and/or fall and have much easier long training runs and times closer to or even better than my first marathon before this problem happened. Thank you Sleigh Family Chiropractors for making running more enjoyable again!” -Amy F.