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Plantar fasciitis commonly a diagnosis without a clear path to pain relief in traditional channels. However, acupuncture is very effective at treating this Plantar Fasciitis. It is more often caused by other factors, leading to a misdiagnosis of arch and heel pain. However, recovery time can be reduced to just a few short weeks. Allow me to explain…

The gastrocnemius (calf) muscle takes a lot of wear and tear and often can mimic the same symptoms as bone spurs or plantar fasciitis.  These two problems can usually be relieved in 1-3 treatments using acupuncture and massage to release trigger points in tight calf muscles.  Trigger points refer pain patterns, in this case — to the bottom of the foot.

Believe it or not, researchers are now finding that there is actually no inflammation in the plantar fascia (the band of connective tissue in the arch of the foot), but there is degeneration of the tissue.  When the muscles of the lower legs are released with acupuncture and massage, this fascia under foot is given more blood flow, less tension, and the body can repair the damaged fascia.  If you’re dealing with the pain of  plantar fasciitis, acupuncture can help you recover.