Plantar fasciitis or heel pain is one of the most common causes of foot pain.
Plantar fasciitis is brought on when the plantar fascia a thick fibrous band that originates in the heel and travels across the sole to the toes, develops micro-tearing or becomes inflamed.
The plantar fascia is an integral component of the foot. It functions as an arch stabilizer, shock absorber and aids in properly distributing body weight along the foot when you are walking.
At Poke Acupuncture we have a very systematic assessment and treatment approach to plantar fasciitis. Therapy begins with a thorough orthopedic assessment where muscle imbalances, weakness and compensations are identified and a treatment plan is established.
Traditional acupuncture and soft tissue therpaies are used to help reduced the pain and inflammation assoicated with plantar fasciitis. Modern acupuncture therapies are utilized to help correct any muscle imbalances and compensation that may be leading to tension and pain.
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