Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects your toes to the heel bone.  Plantar fasciitis affects more than three million people each year.  The pain from plantar fasciitis is typically most severe when first stepping out of bed in the morning. Another sign of plantar fasciitis is pain upon dorsiflexion, or lifting the foot towards the shin.  The location of plantar fascia pain is usually the underside of the foot and/or in the heel.Plantar Fasciitis

The most common treatments for plantar fasciitis are pain relieving medications and physical therapy.  In studies, acupuncture has been shown to be more effective than conventional treatments for treating plantar fasciitis.  In our clinic the acupuncture for foot and heel pain like plantar fasciitis is usually done in the hands so that we can avoid the painful foot, and see immediate results from the treatment.

Besides being effective, acupuncture treatment also has fewer potential side effects, than conventional treatment.

If you are having foot or heel pain first thing in the morning, or all throughout the day.  If you want to get back to regular exercise and physical activity, and don’t want a cortisone shot in your foot. Please call us and set up a free consultation appointment to see if acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can improve your health.

The consultation appointment is free, and it will give you a chance to ask any questions that you might have about acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  We will also determine if acupuncture can help to reduce your pain or improve other symptoms that you might be suffering from.  We accept more insurance than anyone else in Florida, and have been in practice for 15 years.

Plantar Fasciitis may be complicated by spurs or other damage to the foot or heel.  This may make the condition very stubborn and resistant to conventional treatment.  We have experience in treating many types of foot and heel pain and want to help you to, “Feel Better, Today!”

Here are links to research studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of Acupuncture in treating Plantar Fasciitis:

Effect of acupuncture treatment on heel pain due to plantar fasciitis

Acupuncture Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Six Months Follow-Up

Electroacupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis

 

 

 

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