Foot acupuncture is often used as a treatment for different foot conditions, and other conditions that affect the rest of the body. It involves the insertion of very thin needles into the foot at specific locations. The needles activate points which redirect the flow of blood circulation to the areas of the foot that need it. The needles are left in for about 10 to 20 minutes, then removed. There is no blood when the needles are removed and very little if any pain during the procedure. A qualified acupuncturist must perform the foot acupuncture. Cause The causes treated by acupuncture include Morton’s neuroma, plantar fascitis, Achilles tendonitis, neuropathy, ankle pain, foot pain, ankle sprains and strains. Treatment and Prevention To be treated with acupuncture, a series of treatments is needed. Each treatment brings more and more restoration to the body and as a result, many foot conditions may be resolved. However, one needs to be sensible about the type of results that will be obtained. If there’s a foot deformity, acupuncture treatments won’t restore the foot to its original shape. Soft tissue injuries or foot problems with the muscles, tendons and ligaments are most likely to be healed with acupuncture. Consider sensitive feet insoles.