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Articles About Disorders

We treat many conditions here at NHC and I do my best to write about some of them below. Feel free to search for conditions you are interested in learning more about, as well as to suggest topics you would like me to write more about.

Plantar Fasciitis Responds Well to Acupuncture

One of the more frequent athletic injuries treated in our clinic is plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the fascia which runs from the heel to the toes at the bottom of the foot. This pain ranges from nagging to excruciating and often interferes with the athlete's ability to train or exercise.

Happily it almost always responds to acupuncture and it is a very satisfying condition to treat. In this situation, acupuncture works by:

  • Dramatically reducing inflammation at the source – in the fascia.
  • Elongating overly contracted muscles which have lead to or are exacerbating the issue.
  • Increasing blood supply to the injured region.
  • Speeding the healing and recovery time to the injured region, which not only leads to rapid recovery but also reduces the likelihood of the problem returning once it has been cured.