Is Plantar Fasciitis your "Achilles' Heel"?

You don't have to be a mythological warrior to have this weakness.

If your first few steps every morning cause the kind of pain that reminds you that you are, indeed, a mere mortal, then you may be suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. 

Plantar fasciitis/fasciosis is an overuse injury characterized by pain in the sole of the foot. This pain is typically most pronounced during your first few steps in the morning and walking after long periods of sitting. People with flat feet or extremely high arches may be more prone to this injury. 

Untreated, plantar fasciitis can become chronic and due to altered gait due to pain in the foot, you may begin to experience pain in the ankle, knee, hip or low back. 

Dr. Pierce has been successfully treating patient's with plantar fasciitis in her Newport Beach chiropractic and acupuncture office for more than 5 years. Some patients reporting complete resolution of their heel and foot pain in as few as 3 visits! Through a combination of manual therapy including Graston Technique, myofascial release, joint mobilizations and rehabilitative exercise, you can get on to the road to recovery quickly. Dry needling is also extremely helpful to effectively reduce tension in the heel and calf muscles, which may be largely contributing to your foot and heel pain! 

Heel and foot pain doesn't have to be something you just "live with". Make your appointment today and start on your road to recovery! 

Copy of Webster Technique in Newport Beach

Dr. Pierce offers the Webster Technique in her Newport Beach office! Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique specifically developed for pregnant patients who want to enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy. This technique uses gentle hands on therapy to address imbalances in pelvic alignment and improve pelvic mobility to promote a more optimal delivery. The Webster Technique is aimed at treating not only pelvic (bone) alignment, but goes a step further to treat round ligament tension and pubic region pain. 

Dr. Pierce treats pregnant patients in her Newport Beach office using the Webster protocol as well as acupuncture therapy and simple gentle home exercises. To find out if you are a good candidate for treatment please contact the office! 

Is Plantar Fasciitis your "Achilles' Heel"?

You don't have to be a mythological Greek war hero to have a weakness.

If your first few steps every morning cause the kind of pain that reminds you that you are, indeed, a mere mortal, then you may be suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. 

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury characterized by pain in the sole of the foot. This pain is typically most pronounced during your first few steps in the morning and walking after long periods of sitting. People with flat feet or extremely high arches may be more prone to this injury. 

Untreated, plantar fasciitis can become chronic and due to altered gait due to pain in the foot, you may begin to experience pain in the ankle, knee, hip or low back. 

Dr. Pierce has been successfully treating patient's with plantar fasciitis in her Newport Beach chiropractic and acupuncture office for more than 5 years. Some patients reporting complete resolution of their heel and foot pain in as few as 3 visits. 

Heel and foot pain doesn't have to be something you just "live with". Make your appointment today and start on your road to recovery! 

Webster Technique in Newport Beach

Dr. Pierce offers the Webster Technique in her Newport Beach office! Webster Technique is a chiropractic technique specifically developed for pregnant patients who want to enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy. This technique uses gentle hands on therapy to address imbalances in pelvic alignment and improve pelvic mobility to promote a more optimal delivery. The Webster Technique is aimed at treating not only pelvic (bone) alignment, but goes a step further to treat round ligament tension and pubic region pain. 

Dr. Pierce treats pregnant patients in her Newport Beach office using the Webster protocol as well as acupuncture therapy and simple gentle home exercises. To find out if you are a good candidate for treatment please contact the office! 

Is Acupuncture Safe During Pregnancy?

Yes! 

Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for many common ailments experienced by pregnant women.  Modern acupuncture methods use strict protocols to ensure safe and hygienic treatment.  Studies have shown acupuncture during pregnancy to be an effective treatment option for stress, morning sickness, hip and low back pain, sciatica, breech position, mild to moderate depression and labor induction.

Acupuncture during pregnancy is similar to acupuncture for any other population with a couple of exceptions. Certain acupuncture points that are contraindicated during pregnancy are of course avoided. Deep needling around the abdomen and sacrum is also avoided during this time. Acupuncture has been shown to be extremely safe with minimal side effects.  With modern clean needle technique, side effects are limited to a possible small bruise. 

It is important to continue routine follow up visits with your birth care provider (OB-GYN and/or Midwife) throughout your pregnancy.  Acupuncture during pregnancy is a wonderful adjunct treatment to your regular care and can help you enjoy a more comfortable and relaxed pregnancy! 

Dr. Pierce has helped many women during pregnancy with acupuncture and chiropractic at her Newport Beach office for 4 years. Dr. Pierce is also certified in the Webster Technique, which is a specific chiropractic technique for women during pregnancy. To read more about the Webster Technique, CLICK HERE! To read more about acupuncture for labor induction CLICK HERE!