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Musculoskeletal Foot & Lower Limb Pain

Podiatric acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of different problems affecting the foot and lower limb. One of the areas that acupuncture is used for in podiatry is the treatment of foot and lower limb musculoskeletal conditions.

What musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle can acupuncture help with?

Podiatric acupuncture is an effective form of treatment for the following conditions affecting the foot and lower limb:

How does acupuncture work to treat and prevent musculoskeletal injuries and disorders?

Acupuncture works to treat musculoskeletal problems of the foot and lower limb in the following three ways:

  • By stimulating the release of endorphins which are the bodys own natural pain relieving hormones
  • By causing a localised vasodilation of blood vessels which increases the circulation around the affected area. An increased blood supply encourages the removal of waste products which have accumulated in the area, these waste products are what causes the pain and discomfort associated with abnormally functioning tissues
  • By relaxing stiff muscles and tendons and encouraging the growth of bone and tissues
  • What are the benefits of acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and lower limb?

    The following are some of the benefits of using acupuncture in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems affecting the foot and lower limb:

    Similar treatments/services that could help?

    Other services that are available at Manchester Podiatry include: