Re: dry needling in feet hoping no surgery
If the plantar facia is inflamed, and it sounds to me as if yours is, it will create all the symptoms you have! I have always been a very, very athletic person and could move like a cheetah until all of a sudden my feet and legs went weak. For the love of me, I could not figure out what caused it. To make a long story short, when I moved to my present location, I had foot surgery and the surgeon referred me to a man who made my orthotics. I have had flat feet for years and thought this was all inherited. Well, generally speaking, one is not form with a flat feet!! After wearing orthotics for years, I found out they caused the muscles in my legs to atrophy and hence made them very, very weak, which, in turn, caused problems in the feet. I had numbness down there and could not stand on my toes due to weak ankles. I found a person in the gym I belong to, who is a physical therapist, and since seeing him my arch has improved, my feet have improved as has my circulation and the ankle swelling has gone down. If the feet are off, it can throw the hips off, make them weak, make your leg weak and also deform your feet. If you can find exercises to make the ankles stronger and if you can find someone to help you in this area, you will find relief, but it will take time. Stay clear of any surgery and also orthotics. They are just money makers for the doctors in a case like mine and maybe yours. Good luck!