How To Tell If I Have Plantar Fasciitis | Chiropractor for Plantar Fasciitis in Fairhaven, MA
Hi everyone, Dr. Dennis Barley here at Barley Wellness. Kind of giving you a home self diagnosis for plantar fasciitis.
Three Ways to Tell if You Have Plantar Fasciitis
There are three ways to tell if you have plantar fasciitis.
One is The Timing
Usually you feel plantar fasciitis first thing in the morning when you step out of bed. It typically is very painful once you’re getting up walking around going down the stairs. Eventually with more walking, it tends to feel a little bit better. However, if you sit down to breakfast, you sit down for a long period of time and you go to stand up again. It gives you that pain.
The Heel Squeeze Test
The other thing you can do is something called the heel squeeze test. When you squeeze the heel between your be freed between your fingers or four fingers and your thumb, if it yields pain, there’s a possibility that you have plantar fasciitis.
The Stretch Test
And then the stretch test if you stand holding on to both handrails on an on a step and you put your toes on the step your heels hanging off and let them drop down below the step. If you notice that those muscles are tight, there are two muscles of the calf one’s called the gastrocnemius. That’s the one you see on the outside and there’s a flat one closer to the bone called the soleus. If those muscles are tight and they yield heel plank pain, that’s a potential that you do have plantar fasciitis.
So, doctors here at Barley Wellness will help you diagnose that condition.