The patient, woman, 60 years old, pain in her left foot 2 years, pain in her right elbow 6 years, neck pain 2 years, ineffective multiple treatment.
Clinical review: At the left plantar foot, the head of the third and fourth metatarsal has a bone sensitivity (Fig.57). Tenderness around the epicondyle of the humerus and the extender tendon. Normal ankle movement, sensitivity of the calves and lateral knees, Bilateral cervical sensitivity C4-5, limited movement, no symptoms of nerve compression.
The X-ray check was not carried out. Ultrasound examination of the right elbow showed a partial rupture of the extensor tendon of the outer supra condyle of the humerus (Fig.58). MRI of the left foot showed Morton's neuroma.
Diagnosis: Morton's nerve tumor of the left foot Right tennis elbow Unknown cause of neck pain
Treatment: Acupuncture, just 2 needles entered, we asked the patient to walk, the pain of the left foot almost completely disappeared. Acupuncture, neck pain was immediately reduced, cervical amplitude increased. Acupuncture for the elbow, pain relief immediately after the insertion of the needle and some pain after 5 minutes, but the painful area narrowed to a point behind the outer condyle of the humerus, which we call the last (painful) point. We added a needle, Ten minutes later, the pain in his right elbow completely disappeared. The patient used her left hand to look for the sore spot on her right elbow, but could no longer find it. She said, "It's amazing!"