Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common cause of heel pain, estimated to affect 10% of people over the course of their life. Symptoms are typically sharp, stabbing pain in the sole of the foot or heel with pressure, or when standing after periods of rest. Most cases improve with relatively conservative treatment, including home remedies such as stretching, rest and massage.
PF is most common in runners, people who are overweight, in occupations requiring prolonged standing or walking, and those with foot alignment issues or who have one leg longer than the other.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis with Acupuncture
A recent systematic review evaluating all clinical trials on acupuncture for plantar PF concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for the condition and that the evidence is comparable to other commonly used interventions, such as stretching, night splints and dexamethasone.
Dr. Sheng uses a distal approach, with no needles inserted into the bottom of feet. Distal method is utilized by only around 10% of the U.S. acupuncturist. It is a lot more effective and less painful in Dr. Sheng’s extensive experience of practice.
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis in Cincinnati
Call our office at (513) 528-2900, or use our online contact form to request an appointment for Plantar Fasciitis treatment using Acupuncture with Peter Sheng, MD.