Pain under the heel when getting out of bed, your feet hurt, you begin to think about flat, comfortable shoes rather than fashion. You start to consider the distance between your parking spot and the door. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the tough, gristly tissue under your foot, at the insertion under the heel bone.
Increased loading on the foot, which includes continuous walking or running, hopping and jumping can facilitate Planter Fasciitis. Often clients are on their feet all day or have high arches or flat feet.
Over time, you may find yourself walking on the outside of the foot to avoid the pain. This imbalance in the anatomical train increases the load on the ankle, knee, and ultimately the hip and lower back, resulting in further complications.
While foot pain can have many sources, Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes we see in the clinic. Inflammation of the thick band of tissue running from your heel bone to your toes
Acuhealth can help injuries of the lower limb heal faster because acupuncture has been shown to increase the anti-inflammatory response and increase blood flow.
Following a thorough assessment, treatment is a combination of muscle release, mobilisation, acupuncture and specific exercise. Recovery may take time as we build strength and flexibility back into the joint.
Acuhealth relieves pain in a similar way to opioid painkillers, but without any adverse side effects. Treatments reduce inflammation and promote circulation to the injury to speed up healing.
We begin by assessing the possible causes originating from activity, posture and muscle tightness to develop a treatment plan tailored to you. Both a combination of acupuncture and deep tissue work to tight muscles often helps.
Acuhealth treatment will include some or all of the following:
Soft tissue & joint mobilisation
Each session takes approximately one hour.
All treatments are covered by the leading health insurance companies.