Plantars Fascitis Introduction
Plantars Fascitis is a painful condition that affects the bottom of your foot. The pain is concentrated in the “plantar fascia” area, which is a thick band of tissue that connects your heal to your toes. This syndrome is common in runners but also affects anyone. Often the first steps in the morning are the most painful.
Typical symptoms of plantars fasciitis are a painful stab in your foot, and can be triggered by long periods of standing or sitting. Some people report it as heel pain.
Western Medicine Treatments
Common treatments for Plantars Fascitis are over the counter pain medications such as Tylonel and Advil, Corticosteroids (steriods), physical therapy, night splints, and orthotics, such as arch support. Re-occurring and persistent pain may require surgery or other treatments such as Extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
Treating Plantars Fascitis with Acupuncture and holistically
Treating Plantars Fascitis with Acupuncture has been shown to be highly successful. Calf stretching, and using a heating pad on the calf area is also recommended and can help ease symptoms. If patient has painful steps first thing in the morning, acupuncture responds extremely well.
My Experience with Treating Plantars Fascitis
Treating Plantars with Trigger point acupuncture is perhaps the pain that I have the highest success rate with. Almost everyone gets immediate relief, probably 90 percent have relief lasting weeks to months and maybe half are totally cured needing no maintenance treatments. Most people are amazed the the results, all with a few tiny needles and 1-2 days of muscle soreness.
The trigger point for treatment is on the calf muscles of the same foot. Recommended treatment is once a week for 3 to 5 sessions on average. In case of a very active athlete or someone on their feet throughout the day, that can’t or won’t stop running or standing, treatment may be prolonged.
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