Acupuncture treatments are based around the philosophy that the body is a collection of grids of energy flow lines. When one or more of these lines are blocked, the body is directly affected. Blockages can occur due to injury or illness. Acupuncture works to alleviate these blockages, allowing for the energy flow and communication in the body to resume as normal. Acupuncture has been known to be extremely effective on the following conditions of the foot and ankle:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic heel pain
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Postoperative pain

Acupuncture works to treat pain by stimulating the body’s pain blockers which are also known as endorphins. It increases blood flow to the affected area, which promotes relaxation in the muscles and tendons as well as bone and tissue growth. A fine needle is placed on precise points along the energy lines or meridians, which releases pressure, reduces pain and inflammation, and increases range of motion. Most patients feel little to no discomfort whatsoever, though a dull ache or pressure may be felt which often indicates the procedure is taking effect.

Don’t hesitate to contact our office today at (973) 627-7090 to find out more information on acupuncture and if this minimally invasive treatment is right for you.