acupuncuture treatment of plantar fasciitisPosted by Robert P. on 5/06/04 at 22:20 (150164)
Please inform me as to whether acupuncuture would be beneficial in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Are there any undesirable side effects?
Re: acupuncuture treatment of plantar fasciitisSteveG on 5/07/04 at 09:25 (150183)
Bob - many people on this board have tried it over the years, and I cannot recall anyone saying they received a lasting benefit. I don't, however, believe there are any bad side effects
Re: acupuncuture treatment of plantar fasciitisCarlos N. on 5/07/04 at 13:52 (150199)
I've been doing acupuncture since March and it does help with reducing some pain and relieving the tension in my calf muscles and ankles. I use a very adept doctor for acupuncture. I have no adverse side effects. However, it's not a long term solution. Your best bet is with proper stretching on a daily basis. If you do decide to do acupuncture make sure you see someone who is very familiar with maladies related to musculoskeletal.
Re: acupuncuture treatment of plantar fasciitisDaveP on 5/10/04 at 10:56 (150324)
I have recently tried acupuncture for my chronic PF (3 yrs) with no luck. I was told by the acupuncturist that I would see graudual relief over 8 weeks at 2 treatments per week. I stopped just short of that period finding absolutely no improvement.