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Can Plantar Fasciitis Cause Knee Pain

Did you know that persistent knee pain that just won’t go away, despite your best efforts might be due to an unexpected culprit- Plantar Fasciitis.

In this article, we'll explore the surprising link between plantar fasciitis and knee pain, the agony it can cause, and the solution you need to put an end to your suffering.

Knee pain is a common issue that plagues countless individuals, often hindering their daily activities and overall quality of life. Many people assume that knee pain is solely related to problems within the knee joint itself. However, there's a hidden connection that often goes unnoticed: plantar fasciitis, a condition affecting the foot, can be the root cause of your knee pain.

Imagine waking up in the morning, eager to start your day, only to be met with excruciating pain in your knee when you take that first step out of bed. You try to push through the discomfort, but it lingers throughout the day, making even the simplest tasks like walking or climbing stairs a painful ordeal.

You might have consulted various healthcare professionals, undergone expensive treatments, and tried countless medications without any significant relief.

The truth is, when you're suffering from knee pain, it's easy to focus solely on your knee joint and overlook the possibility that the problem could originate elsewhere. That's where the connection between plantar fasciitis and knee pain comes into play.

So, can plantar fasciitis really cause knee pain? A research article published in 2017, showed that a person with plantar fasciitis has a 300% greater chance of having knee pain in the opposite knee.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel to your toes. When this tissue becomes inflamed and tight, it can lead to a chain reaction of pain and discomfort throughout your lower body, including your knees.

The plantar fascia is an integral part of the body's kinetic chain, which means that problems in the feet can lead to issues in other areas, including the knees.

When the plantar fascia is inflamed, it can alter your walking and running mechanics, causing you to adjust your gait to minimize foot pain. This altered gait can place extra stress on your knees, leading to chronic knee pain and potentially even more severe problems down the road.

Whether you are dealing with knee pain . . . plantar fasciitis (Pain on the bottom of your foot) or BOTH, there is good news.

The good news is that there's a solution to this interconnected problem. By addressing the root cause – plantar fasciitis – you can alleviate your knee pain and regain your quality of life.

If you've been struggling with persistent knee pain and/or plantar fasciitis pain (Pain in the bottom of your foot) it's time to take action. Don't just treat the symptoms; address the underlying cause.

THAT is exactly what we do in our office and we would love to help you too.

Call our office at (417) 598-0080 or click the button below to schedule an appointment so that we can get to the root cause of your problem and get you back on your feet.

With the right approach, you can break free from the cycle of knee pain and  plantar fasciitis and start living a pain-free life once again. Don't let your knee pain hold you back any longer – take the first step toward relief and recovery today. Your knees . . . and your feet will thank you!

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This information should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a health care professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.

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