Plantar fasciitis is also known as jogger’s heel and pretty common among the mid-aged people. It also occurs in younger people like athletes who run more specially jumper and runners. The clinical symptoms include pain in the heel and bottom of the foot brought on by bending the foot and toes up towards the shin. The pain is most severe with the first steps of the day or following a period of rest.
A survey by APMA & APWA (The American Podiatric Medical Association, American Public Works Asso.)researched on 1000 adults over 18 years old in May 2014. Resulted 77% people with foot pain, 83% people with chronic foot pain in their life time, but only one third of population seeks care. Conventional medicine uses splinting, steroid injection, pain medications and orthotics to treat plantar fasciitis but result only manageable. Some patients need to change their daily activities to compensate with the condition.
Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture has promising result treating plantar fasciitis. Acupuncture treatment can promote blood flow, relax shortened muscles, stimulate the body’s built-in healing mechanisms, and release natural painkillers.
A 40 years old female suffers from both side plantar fasciitis for 8 years. The severe pain has interrupted her daily life such as short distance walking, standing, running and shortened steps. After 2 weeks acupuncture treatments, she is able to make big step and walk normally with some pain. After 4 weeks, fully recovered.
A 30+ years old female suffers from right side plantar fasciitis for half a year. She had to quit her tour guard job because of the condition. After 8 sections, she returned to work.
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