Orthotics Really Turned My Life Around

A San Rafael chiropractor said that my foot pain came from a condition called plantar fasciitis. This condition is what occurs when a thick band of tissue in your heel becomes inflamed or stretched in such a way that it causes extreme pain. The funny thing about it, however, is that it is a type of pain that can come on quickly and fade quickly depending upon whether you’ve been off your feet for some time. I never understood why my feet would suddenly experience such extreme pain and that the same pain would fade once I got up and started moving around.

I actually got it into my head that the pain in my heels came from a bad back that I’d been having problems with over the years. A doctor had told me to expect problems in other parts of my body from the back situation and I just made the connection. I spent a lot of time trying various tricks and treatments on my back hoping that would cause the heel pain to go away. Nothing worked. The plantar fasciitis would wax and wane as well, which made it even harder to pin down just what was going on.

The chiropractor took a look at my back and my feet and suggested I needed an orthotic solution. He correctly diagnosed the heel problem and then he used a 3D imaging device to design inserts that I could use in my shoes to get rid of the problem. All I can say is that the pain vanished very quickly once I started wearing these inserts. Even getting up in the morning after eight hours of sleep when I wasn’t wearing the inserts caused very little pain. It’s an absolute marvel to not have to worry about those horrible shooting pains anymore.