Pain in my left foot
I am a runner who recently had to cease doing what I love doing due to plantar fasciitis. During a 1/2 marathon, around mile 11, I began experiencing a tremendous amount of pain in my left foot. I finished the race, but could barely walk. I could put no pressure on my heel whatsoever. Although I iced the affected area, took ibuprofen, elevated & “babied” my foot, I felt no relief to the constant pain. I was not interested in conventional methods of treatment, e.g. cortisone injections, so I decided to try acupuncture. I’d never had acupuncture before, so did not know what to expect.
I was pleasantly surprised that my foot felt approximately 50% better after the first treatment. After the second treatment, my pain level was about 10% of what it had been. Now, after my third treatment, I’m back running again! I was astonished to see such a rapid rate of response to acupuncture treatment. I am now quite a proponent of acupuncture & will share my story with anyone who asks (and even some who don’t!)