Acupuncture For Plantar Fasciitis

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have experience of acupuncture treatment for plantar fasciitis?
    My chiropodist has recommended acupuncture treatment as my foot is not responding to any other form of treatment which, so far, consists of orthotics.

    • ANSWER:
      I had this very painful problem in my heel. I went to physio and he worked on it then told me to press the heal on something hard, like the edge of a hearth and work it for a while. Do this every day. My partner also worked on the heal and eventually the pain went and has never returned. The Doctor can also help by giving an injection, like the one given for tennis elbow, but I think the above was the better option. Hope this helps you

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had Topaz Laser Surgery for chronic plantar fasciitis?
    I have had sever bilateral plantar fasciitis for several years now. I have tried everything (night splints, PT, stretching, PRP, cortisone, orthotics, acupuncture, anti-inflamatories, immobilization, natural enzymes, changes in diet…) My doctor has recommending Topaz Laser Surgery as a last effort before having release surgery. I was hoping to hear from someone who had it done.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not know. Sorry! : (

  3. QUESTION:
    Has anyone suffered from chronic and severe plantar fasciitis pain?
    I’ve spent thousands on shots, surgeries, shoe inserts, night splints, PT, acupuncture, massage, various running shoes, and walking boots. Finally my Primary care doc prescribed Tramadol. It was working pretty good for about 3 years but no longer works. It’s hard just to walk around the house or play outside with my kids. I’m seriously considering oxycontin or methadone, but not sure if I want to “go down that road” or just continue to deal with it and accept that this is my lot in life.

    • ANSWER:
      Jack, I am not sure what physical therapy you got but for years I have gotten great results by having patients do these very simple movements. From a long sitting or lying on your back posture with the knees kept absolutely straight, have the muscles of the feet pull them up towards the shins. The only action that takes place is at the ankles. You will know that it is being done properly as there will be a pulling sensation in the calves. Hold that pull for about 10 seconds and then relax. Do that between 5 and 10 times. The best time to do this is right before you go to bed and right before you get out of bed in the morning. It can also be done more than that as you want. It can also be done in the standing position once you learn how to do the movement. The next movement is to kneel down on the floor with the toes pointed forward and you are sitting on your heels. This will stretch out the fascia. Stay in that position for 30 seconds. From that position roll back onto your heels so that you are now squatting but the heels are in full contact with the floor. You may have to hold onto something to maintain your balance initially but with time you should be able to do this without any assistance. Stay in that position for 30 seconds. These last two movements should be done at least twice a day. Hope this helps you!

  4. QUESTION:
    Help on Health Test Final?! Worth a lot, Please?
    Please Help me? Can you choose the right answers? Thank you to anyone who helps me.

    30. Body weight that is inconsistent with age, build, and height (usually 15% below normal weight) is a symptom of: (1 point)
    anorexia nervosa
    bulimia nervosa
    binge eating
    osteoporosis
    31. _______ is the pain or discomfort often felt 24 to 74 hours after exercising. (1 point)
    DOMS
    Muscle sprains
    Muscle strains
    Overuse injury
    32. ________ are the result ofan injury to a ligament. (1 point)
    DOMS
    Muscle sprain
    Muscle strain
    Overuse injury
    33. _________are the result of an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. (1 point)
    DOMS
    Muscle sprains
    Muscle strains
    Overuse injury
    34. The treatment plan for immediate relief of muscle strains and sprains is: (1 point)
    RAISE
    RICE
    REM
    none of the above
    35. _________ is a system of natural medicine, founded in the late 1700’s by Samuel Hahnemann, involving the use of natural plant, mineral, and animal substances. (1 point)
    Homeopathy
    Acupuncture
    Ultrasound therapy
    Pilates
    36. ________ is a disease where there is a loss of bone density, causing the bones to become porous, soft, and weak. (1 point)
    Osteoporosis
    Osteoarthritis
    Arthritis
    All of the above
    37. It is important to recognize a person who needs first aid for choking, from someone who does not. (1 point)
    True
    False
    38. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary respiration. (1 point)
    True
    False
    39. The Heimlich maneuver was developed and introduced by Dr. Henry Heimlich, in 1974. (1 point)
    True
    False
    40. Abdominal muscles that run diagonally down the ribs and connect to the front top of pelvis and assist with trunk rotation: (1 point)
    external oblique’
    internal obliques
    rectus abdominus
    transverse abdominus
    41. Abdominal muscle which runs horizontally across the abdominal wall and underneath the internal and external obliques; assists with forced exhalation and trunk stabilization: (1 point)
    external obliques
    internal obliques
    rectus abdominus
    transverse abdominus
    42. An inflammation of the tissue under the foot (fascia) caused by overuse and improper athletic footwear. Characterized by intense “start-up” pain under the heel bone: (1 point)
    pronation
    plantar fasciitis
    osteoporosis
    osteoarthritis
    43. Personal and specific fitness objectives and plans are referred to as: (1 point)
    specific goals
    health issues
    fitness goals
    realistic goals
    44. Your exercise results will be better and you will be able to achieve you fitness goals if you change your routine every: (1 point)
    two to three weeks
    four to six weeks
    six months
    daily
    45. Many people prefer working out at a gym, and find that they can achieve their fitness goals more easily than working out at home. (1 point)
    True
    False
    46. A strong impulse to do something is called: (1 point)
    compulsive
    strategy
    impulsive
    habitual
    47. A set of actions to offset counterproductive behaviors: (1 point)
    motivations
    strategies
    behaviors
    changes
    48. Encouraging and teaching your family the importance of exercise and healthy diet is an important part of your own personal fitness program. (1 point)
    True
    False
    49. Most people that participate in physical fitness do not enjoy encouraging their family members to get involved with them. (1 point)
    True
    False
    50. A 5k marathon is: (1 point)
    a 3 mile running event
    a 6 mile running event
    a 23 mile running event
    a 26 mile running event

    • ANSWER:
      31. A
      34. B
      35. A
      37. T
      45. T
      46. C
      48. T
      49. F
      50. B