Acupuncture is a specialist treatment of complementary medicine which involves penetrating the skin with very fine needles. Scientific evidence shows that acupuncture can produce a therapeutic benefit by stimulating the nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue, which acts to improve localized healing, reduction of pain in the area where the needle is inserted and in the whole body. Acupuncture is also believed to have a calming effect inducing a feeling of relaxation and well being.

Areas and conditions of the body which a podiatrist may treat are:

  • Arthritis in the foot, toes and ankle

  • Plantar fasciitis/heel pain/spur

  • Knee pain

  • Shin splints

  • Generalized muscle and joint pain in the foot and leg

  • Nerve and neuroma pain

  • Hot flushes

  • Hay fever

  • Sports injuries and recovery

  • Muscle cramps

  • Temperature regulation