ankles

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is due to irritation and inflammation of the tight tissue that forms the arch of the foot. Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include heel pain with prolonged walking and standing, usually standing after rest produces acute symptoms. It is sometimes referred to as policeman’s heel.

This condition is difficult to treat. However Acupuncture and deep soft tissue work is an effective treatment for this condition.

Heel Spur

A heel spur is a condition that in many cases can cause plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a hook of bone that forms where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone.

Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain results when the ligaments of the foot are either stretched too far or tear due to the injury. There are several grades of injury, from a small tear to complete rupture.

Early mobilisation and Acupuncture to control swelling are effective for the early rehabilitation for this problem.

Achilles Tendonitis & Rupture

Achilles tendonitis causes pain at the back of the heel made worse by walking or running. Exercise and Acupuncture are both effective treatments for this chronic condition.