Podiatric treatment in Acupuncture is the use of acupuncture as a therapeutic tool by, podiatrists, to treat diseases of the lower limbs, to provide anesthesia during podiatric surgery. Acupuncture needles are placed along specific trails or meridians at acupoints, or at trigger points. The needles rouse the release of natural painkillers called endorphins etc. which helps relieves the discomfort associated with painful disorders. Electro acupuncture uses low frequency electrically stimulated needles to treat syndromes.
WHAT ARE THE SCOPES OF PODIATRIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Podiatric Acupuncture is a scheme that can influence three areas of health care:-
- Preferment of foot health and wellbeing.
- Preclusion of pediatric medical conditions.
- Treatment of various podiatric medical conditions.
Acupuncture has been used to treat many podiatric medical complications, but it is particularly useful for pain. it can help with joint pains and neurological circumstances relating to the lower limb. It has also been used to treat snags such as planter fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma and leg cramps,while acupuncture is oftenallied with the pain control.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
The number of treatments varies from individual to individual for complex or long standing conditions. One or two actions a week for several weeks may be recommended. For acute complications, usually fewer visits are required. Most people need between 3 to 8 treatments and some individual need to return for regular top up treatment every few months.
WHY CHOOSE PODIATRISTS?
Podiatrists work in close aggregation with GP’s. Consultants and other health care professionals undergo a 3 to 4 years degree in western medicine before boarding on further acupuncture training as a post graduate level.
Podiatry is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of diseases, defects and injuries of the foot, ankle and lower limb. This includes ankle and foot injuries, problems with gait or walking, complications related to medical conditions such as diabetes and arthritis and diseases of the skin or nail such as cracked heels, ingrown toenails, neuromas, warts and other fungal conditions.
A doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) is called a podiatrist. A podiatrist is a licensed physician and/or surgeon who has undergone specialist training in assessing, diagnosing and treating medical conditions related to the foot, ankle and lower limb.
To work as a podiatrist in the UK, you need to complete a 3 or 4-year podiatry degree programme that is approved by the Health and Care Professionals Council or HCPC. You can then choose to undergo further training in highly specialised fields such as podiatric surgery, forensic podiatry and clinical biomechanics.
All podiatrists must register with Health and Care Professionals Council.Continued education and other professional development activities are necessary in order to retain your name on the HCPC registry.