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Heel pain and plantar fasciitis massage Are you suffering from heel pain?

Heel pain is a common disorder in which the plantar fascia becomes inflamed and causes pain, often due to plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is the tissue that lies under your plantar range from toe to heel.

Heel pain can be a frustrating condition that can keep you from doing the things you love. It is a painful condition that can develop in almost anyone. The heel pain and stiffness may worsen in the morning, especially when someone first steps out of bed.

Many factors can cause heel pain, but it is usually the result of strain on the heel. The strains may from repetitive activities like running, walking, or standing on your feet for long periods. Heel pain may be a lingering condition that takes a long time to heal. But natural therapy, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may accelerate this healing process.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical practice proven effective for treating heel pain and plantar fasciitis. It's a non-invasive, drug-free treatment option that can provide long-lasting relief without the need for surgery or expensive treatments.

Chronic heel disorders with weakness, degeneration, and decreased mobility can also benefit from acupuncture treatment. You can get rid of your chronic heel pain with our affordable acupuncture treatments. We also offer other services, including herbal medicine and cupping therapy, to naturally relieve your pain. The below information will help you understand what is plantar fasciitis and how acupuncture can help.

Acupuncture for heel pain quick relief

Acupuncture for heel pain quick relief, needles applied to the fascia and ankle joint

What is Acupuncture for Heel Pain?

Acupuncture is a technique for clearing toxins from the body through a series of tiny, thin, single used needles. The needles are placed directly into the meridian points on the body and stimulate the body's natural healing properties. Plantar fasciitis is a painful injury to the tissues that connect your heel bones to the sole of your foot. Symptoms include pain, aching, tenderness, and swelling in the affected areas. The pain can last for more than six weeks, and it can sometimes become more severe and become chronic. Also, the condition may be lingering if there is a weakness in the foot's ligaments. Degenerative heel pain happens when your heels are weak, and the arches of your feet are weakened.

How is Acupuncture for Heel Pain?

The foot acupuncture points are usually located on the back of the heel bone to stimulate pressure points that help relieve symptoms associated with various heel pain types. Traditionally, an acupuncturist would insert several needles around the foot and lower leg and then place pressure on these points to provide adequate relief.

Modern treatment options, however, include heat therapy and electric stimulation together with acupuncture. Heat therapy is to place infrared thermal equipment over painful fascia and ligaments to promote the body's ability to heal the affected areas. Electric stimulation can provide a more robust addition to traditional methods but may still take several sessions to work.

Acupuncture can help relieve both heel pain and plantar fasciitis. A "leaf acupuncture" technique is used. Patients lay on their back on an acupuncture table while receiving gentle, targeted treatment.

Typically, a therapist will position the needle around each of the affected heel bones called the "A-Shi point". Heel pain is often explained as the result of a "foreign body" growing into the root of the metatarsal bone. Heel pain and foot pain can also be accompanied by pain in the ball of the foot. This part of the foot is often also affected by plantar fasciitis and the resulting pain.

How is Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis?

Acupuncture works on the nervous system to assist with pain relief. Instead of stimulating the brain, acupuncture distally stimulates the trigger points, which means it is safe for most patients. For the treatment of plantar fasciitis, different parts of the body will need to be treated. In the points of your lower back, the outer edge of your heel, in the heel bone itself and the metatarsophalangeal joints for pain and chronic pain conditions. One of the most common choices is to place needles on the bottom of the foot. This produces the most incredible feeling of tenderness when the needles are moved through the skin. The metatarsophalangeal joints are at the bottom of the foot and are commonly used to treat plantar fasciitis.

Acupuncture for Chronic Heel Pain Quick Relief

Pain in the heel is often described as a throbbing pain associated with swelling. A common symptom is heel pain, which usually flares up during the night or on freezing or windy days.

You can ease most heel pain by altering physical activities or simply sitting or standing differently. However, if your heel pain persists, it may be a sign of an underlying cause.

Acupuncture for heel pain, acupuncture for knee pain Research suggests most heel pain is the result of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the fascia (the connective tissue that supports and surrounds the heel bone) is irritated and starts to die. Once the fascia is damaged, it is difficult to heal and can result in heel pain and swelling.

There are three main types of heel pain: acute heel pain, recurrent heel pain, and chronic heel pain.

Most chronic heel conditions can be treated effectively by acupuncture, including:

  • Soreness of the heel from repeated pressure and use of the feet, tendonitis, bursitis, sprain and strain, patellar tendonitis
  • Chronic knee and ankle disorders with atrophy and degeneration of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments)
  • Chronic leg disorders with weakness, stiffness, decreased range of motion and mobility of the joints.
  • Acute heel injuries: sprain and strain, pain with swelling and inflammation
  • Acute heel injuries: damages to the soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilages and bones

Sprain, partial rupture, stretch or tear of ankle ligaments leading to instability and frequent re-injuries.

Though most heel pain conditions are treated with acupuncture, severe cases should be referred to a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for further assessment.

Acupuncture for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

One of the most common heel pain conditions, plantar fasciitis, is characterised by pain in the heel, Achilles tendon, and arch, along with a tender, swollen ankle. It can be managed with the proper therapy, including physical therapy and low-impact activities, like swimming and walking. Acupuncture has been used for various chronic plantar fasciitis problems, including heel spurs, Morton's neuroma, and Morton's neuralgia. And according to research, it's an effective treatment for the conditions.

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Electronic Acupuncture for plantar fasciitis and heel pain relief

Conclusion

Acupuncture is a safe, minimally-invasive alternative to using pain relievers and therapies that may have side effects. Many studies support its long-term effectiveness and clinical trials that have shown acupuncture's efficacy in treating all types of heel pain. It is best to consult a physician or healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis and discuss treatment options for people suffering from heel pain. It is essential to find a registered acupuncturist trained and experienced in treating chronic heel pain.

You can get rid of your chronic heel pain with our affordable acupuncture treatments. We also offer other services, including herbal medicine and cupping therapy, to naturally relieve your pain. Click the below button now to book online start acupuncture treatments for heel pain and plantar fasciitis!

Acupuncture Can Help With Heel Pain

  • Soreness of the heel from repeated pressure and use of the feet, tendonitis, bursitis, sprain and strain, patellar tendonitis
  • Chronic knee and ankle disorders with atrophy and degeneration of the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments)
  • Chronic leg disorders with weakness, stiffness, decreased range of motion and mobility of the joints
  • Acute heel injuries: sprain and strain, pain with swelling and inflammation
  • Acute heel injuries: damages to the soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilages and bones
  • Sprain, partial rupture, stretch or tear of ankle ligaments leading to instability and frequent re-injuries.

Painless Acupuncture For Heel Pain Quick Relief:

  • Analgesic acupuncture to relieve pain;
  • Anti-inflammatory acupuncture to reduce swelling and inflammation;
  • Anti-arthritic acupuncture to suppress pro-inflammatory cytokines;
  • Anti-rheumatic acupuncture to protect against joint destruction;
  • Chondroprotective treatment to protect joints and cartilages;
  • Osteogenic treatment to promote the generation of new bones;
  • Muscle-relaxant treatment to relieve spasms and cramps.

How Can We Help

Painless Acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years.

Laser Acupuncture

Laser Acupuncture is a painless, drug-free treatment, its effect on the normal healthy tissue can use immediately after an injury.

Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine is a healthy and effective natural medicine to treat the root cause and therefore cure the disorder.

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Adelaide City Acupuncture all-natural healthcare word and lotus logo

At Adelaide City Acupuncture, we start working with your pulse taking, tongue checking, physical palpation, and examination. Then we will collect all related information about your diet, your overall lifestyle, exposure to toxins, hereditary factors and medications taking. Consequently, by working with both the symptoms and cause, we will form a treatment plan for your approval and treatments to follow.

Your acupuncture treatment may combine with other alternative medicine, such as Chinese herbs, Tui-Na massage, cupping and laser acupuncture. It can also use in conjunction with your other routine care and prescription medications. The treatments are painless and non-invasive; it will not affect your daily lifestyle during the treatment plan.

Evidence-based acupuncture may also improve your general health. Balancing the hormonal level and reducing stress can also help you feel and function better overall.

Our mission is to help you enjoyably regain your balanced health. At Adelaide City Acupuncture Clinic, We will work with you to find the best treatment solution for your healthcare needs, therefore achieve your quick and lasting pain relief. We are conveniently located in the CBD and easily accessible through both private and public transport. Email or Call Us (08) 8221 5880 today to learn more about our natural Healthcare Programme options or schedule your consultation online.