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

A1

Sick Meridians: Foot Shaoyin (Kidney).

A2

Balance Meridians: Hand Yangming (Large Intestine).

A3

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.

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