Foot and Ankle Pain Program

Updated June 2, 2022

Do's

Explore Treatment Options–Benefits, Risks and Alternatives

Be Patient with Healing

Think in 2-3 month “Rounds”

Balance  Strength, Stretch and Awareness

Think “Regionally”: at least one joint above and below

Dont's

Expect a Quick Fix for a Chronic Problem

Take “Pain Killers” before activities

Repetitive Motion (Biking)

Allow more than one steroid injection unless you are awaiting a joint replacement

Exercises ~ 3x/k

heat 20 min





ice 20 min

Topical

Ice

Heat

DMSO (70%, can include Hyaluronic Acid, Menthol Essential Oil)

Lidocaine Patch

Magnesium Gel

Modalities

Heat and Cold

Exercise

Acupuncture

Massage

Feldenkrais

Gut & Food

Gut: Absorption, Bowels

Gluten

Pro-Inflammatory Foods:  Trans Oils, Sugar, Processed Foods, Preservatives, Glyphosate

Core Nutrients

Second Tier Agents

Hyaluronic Acid

Glucosamine

MSM

Turmeric 

Quercetin

Boswellia (Frankincense)

Pharmaceuticals

Current Pharmaceuticals: Interactions, Side-Effects, Metabolism

NSAIDs

Narcotics

Synvisc injection