Pain in the sole of the foot or the bottom of the heel is often due to plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the membrane on the bottom of the foot and its insertion into the bones of the foot. It usually is worse with standing and walking and often is sharp when first getting up in the morning.
The most common causes are uneven joint movement in the pelvis or the bones in the spine, and faulty foot mechanics. Such problems can be detected by your family chiropractor and corrected to normalize weight distribution on the foot. In some cases, your chiropractor may recommend custom orthotics to correct weaknesses or abnormalities in the alignment of the foot itself.
Dr. Mattern can fit you for custom orthotics. Contact us for more information!