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According to a study conducted by scientists at Guangzhou Dongsheng Hospital and Guangzhou Social Welfare House, acupuncture is an effective treatment for heel pain. Sixty-six patients with some developed form of heel pain were used as a part of the experiment directed by researcher Xu Xuemeng and his team. The control group was compromised of participants that were given experiment drugs and the rest of the patients were given a filiform acupuncture needle treatment.

Within six months, the participants that had received acupuncture had an effectiveness rating of 97% while the effectiveness rating of the control group was just 76%. Acupuncture has been especially effective for those suffering from Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

Heel pain can become troublesome and debilitating after time. If you are suffering from heel pain, see one of our podiatrists from Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.   

Causes of Heel Pain

● Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

● Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

● Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

- Wearing ill-fitting shoes                 
- Wearing non-supportive shoes
- Weight change          
- Excessive running

Treatments

Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a thing of the past.

With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in California. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Description: Physical therapist Pete Morro works with Tim Loftus, 49, of Marlboro on the AlterG Treadmill at ProCare Rehabilitation in Hazlet. Loftus, who has multiple sclerosis, walks weekly on the NASA-developed anti-gravity treadmill to maintain his mobility.'Many MS patients jump in a wheelchair and accept the progression of this disease,' he said. 'The AlterG is a tool that helps me fight it.'The AlterG, a treadmill system designed by NASA, can provide athletes and others with another option for rehabilitation after injury.  This treadmill was created to simulate walking on the moon and reduces the amount of weight put on joints during use.  “The most common conditions we’re using it for are orthopedic ones, such as stress fractures, heel spurs, knee replacements and tendonitis,” said Pete Morro, physical therapist and co-owner of ProCare Rehabilitation.  “These patients might need to be on crutches otherwise, but the AlterG accelerates their recovery, allowing cardiovascular conditioning and gait mechanics to progress normally without pain and enabling the return of full weight to an extremity – which promotes healing – to occur faster.”

Eliminating the pain associated with heel spurs is a huge leap forward in improving the lives of Americans who suffer from this kind of pain. If you’re experiencing significant pain in your heels, then it is highly recommended you seek the care of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay.  Dr. Stein will examine your feet and diagnose any heel spurs you might be suffering from, as well as provide you with the appropriate treatment options.

Heels Spurs

Heel spurs are formed by calcium deposits on the back of the foot where the heel is. This can also be a cause from small fragments of bone breaking off one section of the foot, attaching it to the back of the foot. Heel spurs can also be bone growth on the back of the foot. Bone may grow in the direction of the arch of the foot.

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If you have any of the following conditions, or wish to learn more please speak with your doctor. 

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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