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As a chiropractor, I have seen many patients come into my office suffering from plantar fasciitis, a common and painful foot condition that can severely impact one’s quality of life. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes, becomes inflamed and irritated. This can cause sharp pain in the heel or along the bottom of the foot, especially when walking or standing for long periods of time.

The traditional treatment for plantar fasciitis typically involves rest, ice, stretching exercises, and sometimes anti-inflammatory medications. While these methods can be effective for some patients, others may not experience significant relief from their symptoms. This is where alternative therapies such as regenerative class IV laser therapy, myofascial release, kinesio taping and orthotics come into play.

Regenerative class IV laser therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses focused light energy to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing in the affected tissues. This therapy is non-invasive and painless, making it an attractive option for patients who want to avoid surgery or long-term medication use. By targeting the source of the pain and inflammation with concentrated light energy, regenerative class IV laser therapy can help to alleviate discomfort and promote faster healing of the plantar fascia.

Myofascial release is another effective treatment for plantar fasciitis. This hands-on technique involves applying gentle pressure to the muscles and connective tissues in the foot and calf to release tension and improve flexibility. By loosening tight muscles and breaking up scar tissue, myofascial release can help to reduce pain and improve mobility in the affected area.

Kinesio taping is a popular treatment for plantar fasciitis that involves applying specially designed tape to the foot and calf to provide support and stability. This technique can help to reduce strain on the plantar fascia and improve alignment of the foot, leading to decreased pain and improved function. Kinesio taping can also help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation in the affected tissues, further promoting healing.

Orthotics are another valuable tool in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. These custom-made shoe inserts are designed to provide support and cushioning to the arch of the foot, helping to reduce strain on the plantar fascia and improve alignment. By correcting biomechanical issues in the foot, orthotics can help to relieve pain and prevent future flare-ups of plantar fasciitis.

When used in combination, regenerative class IV laser therapy, myofascial release, kinesio taping and orthotics can provide comprehensive care for patients suffering from plantar fasciitis.

By addressing the underlying issues that contribute to the condition, these therapies can help to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and promote long-term healing. As a chiropractor, I have seen firsthand the positive impact that these treatments can have on patients with plantar fasciitis, allowing them to regain their quality of life and get back to doing the things they love.

In conclusion, plantar fasciitis is a common and painful foot condition that can be effectively treated with a combination of class IV laser therapy, myofascial release, kinesio taping and orthotics. By addressing the underlying causes of the condition and promoting healing in the affected tissues, these therapies can provide lasting relief for patients suffering from plantar fasciitis. If you are struggling with foot pain, consider exploring these alternative treatment options with a qualified chiropractor to find relief and improve your quality of life.


Dr. Michael S. Hyjek graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College West in 2005, Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist since 2002. Hyjek is a human health and wellness professional, committed to using cutting-edge therapies like laser, spinal decompression, chiropractic, lifestyle and holistic health strategies to empower people to achieve their highest inherent potential for optimal health and quality of life.

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