Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis

Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis, Acupuncture, Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC

If you wake up in the morning with heel pain, or you have heel pain after a period of prolonged standing or other activity, then you're probably suffering from plantar fasciitis. Our plantar fascia is a thick cord-like connective tissue that supports the arch of the foot and it extends from the heel of the foot to the toes. Most people have a gradual increase in pain that becomes chronic overtime. If you've tried everything from stretching to physical therapy or even applying a frozen water bottle resulting in only short-term effectiveness, it's time for you to try something different.

Acupuncture is amazingly effective for plantar fasciitis! If you're a runner that has stopped, acupuncture will get you back on your feet in no time. If you're a mother who likes to be active with your children, but your foot pain is inhibited you, you need acupuncture. Or maybe you just have foot pain and want to get rid of it!

Treating plantar fascia will include loosening and relaxing your calf muscles with cupping and tuina massage. Many times the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles contribute the increasing pain of the plantar fascia. With loosening those muscles, the achilles tendon will also loosen. Acupuncture for plantar fascia does not include treatment directly on the fascia itself which may contribute to an increase in pain. It is treated by careful and gentle insertion of particular acupuncture points that will "jump start" healing and decrease inflammation.

When seeking acupuncture services, it is best to receive care from a license/certified acupuncturist with a four year master degree in Oriental Medicine, otherwise, there may be complications or even an increase in pain if needling is not practiced correctly.

To schedule an appointment call (646) 854-6619