Foot Pain

Acupuncture Santa Cruz of Capitola

Foot pain and plantar fasciitis


Foot Pain

Acupuncture is effective for many types of foot pain caused by nerve impingement and inflammation. Most foot pain is due to local inflammation. Acupuncture is also effective in treating foot pain due to nerve impingement of the back, hip and upper leg.

Plantar fasciitis affects approximately 10 percent of the population. Its response to acupuncture ranges from immediate relief to long term pain management. The success rate and level of relief is dependent upon the structural integrity of the foot and lifestyle activities.

Neuromas tend to response very quickly to acupuncture. Often, they require very few office visits to achieve optimum results. Lower back pain related foot pain, clinically termed lumbar radiculopathy, responds well to acupuncture care. Acupuncture reduces irritation to the nerve roots at the lumbar region to prevent nerve impingement syndrome and to encourage healing of the nerve root.