Plantar fasciitis is a serious condition of the foot that occurs when the long ligament along the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. This inflammation can result from multiple factors. The biomechanics of the ankle and foot may be off, as well as the knee, hip, or low back. Some of the muscles in the area may not be getting the correct nervous input from the spine and may be tighter and more contracted than normal. The shoes a person wears may be causing irritation to the bottom of the foot. Dr. Sam will closely look at the foot and determine the most probable cause of the plant fasciitis. Because it is very hard to give our feet the rest they sometimes need, the treatment of plantar fasciitis normally involves more than just a chiropractic adjustment. It can also utilize ice, stretching and exercises, massage, and even referring out to a physical therapist when needed.