Recently, a client reported a trip to her doctor for pain in the bottom of her foot. She described it as feeling like her foot was ripping apart during the first few steps out of bed in the morning. During the day it seemed to get a bit better but never totally gone. She had a list of other symptoms and wanted to do whatever she could to get rid of the pain. Her doctor diagnosed her with Plantar Fasciitis and told her he could give her an injection. She cringed at the idea and decided to seek some alternative therapy for her pain.
We decided to treat her bilaterally with leg and calf massage, pedi cupping, reflexology and making sure that all of her foot bones and muscles were addressed. After the treatment we discussed some homework options and she was happy to walk out of my office with a frozen golf ball.
After that first treatment, she reported good improvement in both foot pain and leg muscle tightness. Both had decreased and she was able to get out of bed and walk almost normally. After a second treatment the following week she reported having no pain at all in her feet or legs. She was also able to walk normally in the morning and had no pain in her feet at the end of the day either. She was also excited to report that she could stand on her toes with no discomfort. I believe that since cupping is so effective at removing inflammation, that it was key in treating her Plantar Fasciitis.
Historically Cupping on the feet has been a difficult prospect. But with the continued development of modern cupping equipment, negative pressure treatments on the feet has become a favorite throughout the health community and the public.
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Dori White, LMT Since 1998
Dori White - Founder & Owner of Cupping Portland
Dori White - Co-Owner & Founder of Portland Wellness Professionals