One of the most debilitating things that can happen to us is to develop a problem that seriously impacts our quality of life on a daily basis. Every day we walk, drive, stand in lines, and go up and down stairs at home, at work, in shops. Imagine if all of these activities, which we take for granted, and should have every right to take for granted, were painful or even impossible to achieve. Imagine not being able to drive or walk. Severe pain in our feet can certainly prevent us from fulfilling daily activities.
There are many types of foot pain. Sprains, strains, fractures or degenerative conditions can cause them. Of course, if our foot is broken in an accident, we are going to have to make a lot of adjustments to our daily life while time and proper care takes it course. But if our problem is not as drastic as a break or a fracture, we have options available to us.
Foot pain caused by degenerative conditions can be treated without the need for potentially problematic pharmaceutical products or invasive, expensive, time consuming surgical procedures. There are functional medicine alternatives available. Depending on the seriousness of the problem, relief can be found in different ways. Acupuncture is often very effective, as is massage, ice, heat and gentle manipulation.
Acupuncture has been practiced in some countries for centuries, the benefits have been increasingly used in the west over the past 40 years. By inserting hair thin needles in specific areas, the natural meridians of the body are freed up of blockages. The eastern word Chi is often used to describe the energy in your body, which can become blocked, causing pain. By unblocking and releasing naturally produced chemicals in your body whose job is to find affected areas of weakness and provide support, the pain will often be reduced, or even disappear completely.
A relatively recent form of treatment for foot pain, as well as other body pains is Prolotherapy. This involves injections of a natural substance that is a corn derivative with other plant-based ingredients. This is a regenerative injection that is a viable alternative to treatments such as cortisone. Whereas cortisone can have terrible side effects, there are no known side effects to prolotherapy and the results have been exceptional in certain conditions.
One of the main problems with problems such as foot pain is that society has successfully brainwashed us into believing that any medical problem can best be dealt with by the use of pharmaceutical products. Natural help is at hand, and, if we can use our body’s own systems to combat problems that we may encounter, we are likely to experience far fewer side effects and a peace of mind that we are not potentially poisoning our body.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person due to lifestyle, healthy eating, body type and dedication to the program. No individual result should be seen as typical. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.