Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

plantar-fasciitis-treatment-diagramAcupuncture can address the symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective tissue, called fascia, becomes inflamed and irritated. This inflammation is often caused by overuse, over training or the wrong type of footwear. It’s also important to look at the structure of the foot and lower leg for possible structural or functional deficits that might lead to the irritated fascia. The pain caused by plantar fasciitis can be quit severe and debilitating. Acupuncture can help in a number of different ways.

  1. Acupuncture can directly address the affected area, decreasing the pain and local irritation.
  2. Often in plantar fasciitis there is associated calf tightness that pulls on the plantar fascia causing increased irritation. Acupuncture can release the help lengthen the overly tight muscles, improving the pain.
  3. Associated treatment methods, like tui na (bodywork), stretching and acupressure reinforce the acupuncture treatments, leading to lasting change.

If you’re dealing with the pain and problems associated with plantar fasciitis, give acupuncture a try, it can be a viable treatment option.

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