Plantar Fasciitis

By Ruben Hong, LAc

Patient Presentation

46 yr old female came in limping due to plantar fasciitis on the right. She had been treated with a cortisone injection about 2 weeks ago. The effects of the drug wore off 2 days ago, and she had been in terrible pain ever since.

I palpated her left hand, but no ashi points were apparent. Next, I palpated her left deltoid region, and ashi points were very reactive.

Prior Treatments

No information.

Current Symptoms

Pain at the plantar region of the right foot.

Acupuncture 1, 2, 3


Sick Meridians: Foot Shaoyin (Kidney).


Balance Meridians: Hand Yangming (Large Intestine).


Left: LI14 (x3), An Mian 5*

3″ needles into Ashi points at the deltoid with the needle tip angled towards the humerus.

I added An Mian 5* to relax her.

Initial Results

She felt an immediate difference and the pain dropped from a 9/10 to a 2/10, and she left walking normally, without a limp.

Treatment Course

The patient was treated twice a week for 5 weeks.

Follow-up Results

No information.

Related Video

In this video, Dr. Eileen Yue Ling Han demonstrates how to treat plantar fasciitis

There are no related videos.

Other Case Studies

Clinical Case Studies

Anxiety (By Huy Ho, LAc)

Clinical Case Studies

Stage 4 Kidney Disease (By Anna Dolopo)

Clinical Case Studies

Palpitations (By Soon Lee)

Clinical Case Studies

Hoarseness (By Eileen Han)

Clinical Case Studies

Low Back Pain, Radiating Down the Legs (By Jim Westmoreland)