Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis

Acupuncture has been shown to be a useful modality for treatment of plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. According to a recent study of plantar fasciitis, “Acupuncture should be considered as a major therapeutic instrument for the decrease of heel pain, combined with traditional medical approaches.”

Heel pain: causes and anatomy

Pain under the heel is typically caused by fractures of the calcaneus, or heel bone, or by inflammation of the connective tissue (plantar fascia) of the bottom of the foot where it inserts into the calcaneus. The plantar fascia can become inflamed as a result of overuse or traumatic injury, and often occurs during mid-life as part of the slow breaking down of the foot arches that occurs with time and gravity. More coming soon…