I have Morton's Neuroma on my left foot. Can acupuncture help this painful condition or do I need to have surgery?
Causes of foot problems
As with Morton’s Neuroma, the most common reason for people to have foot problems is a condition is misalignment which causes the foot to not strike and/or leave the ground as it is supposed to. Other common factors that lead to foot pain are:
- Footwear - High heels or shoes that are too tight can increase pressure and stress, while shoes that are too loose can let the foot slide and rub, creating friction.
- Overuse and exercise-related problems can also cause foot pain.
first step is to get fitted for orthotics or inserts. This helps
control the abnormal mechanical structure of your foot and allows the
metatarsal bones to splay or spread out naturally.
- Secondly, acupuncture and herbs are used to decrease the inflammation, break up any scar tissue and stop the pain.
- I combine acupuncture, a Chinese herbal supplement and warm foot soaks with a Chinese herbal tea.
As with all conditions, your acupuncturist will have to look at the onset of your condition and what your constitutional diagnosis is to determine if Oriental Medicine can help you. Each case is unique and it would be difficult to determine how effective acupuncture will be for you without a full assessment. Please contact a licensed acupuncturist in your area for a consultation.