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In this ArticleHow is the foot designed? What causes foot pain? What other symptoms and signs may accompany foot pain? When should I seek medical treatment for foot pain? How is foot pain diagnosed? What is the treatment for foot pain? What follow-up care is needed after foot pain is treated? How can foot pain be prevented? Foot Pain At A Glance Feet Facts FAQs Patient Comments: Foot Pain - Effective Treatments Patient Comments: Foot Pain - Cause Patient Comments: Foot Pain - Symptoms Find a local Orthopedic Surgeon in your townFoot Pain Index

What follow-up care is needed after foot pain is treated?
There may be follow-up tests, scans, or X-rays. A plan for a gradual return to play should be startedonce the pain is reduced and muscle strength and flexibility are restored.

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To prevent injuries and pain, the following issuesshould be addressed before starting an exercise routine. Are you in good health?A general physical exam by a physician will help to evaluate your cardiovascularfunction, the possibility of disease or any other general medical problems thatyou may have. Before beginning activities, diseases such as gout, diabetes,certain types of arthritis, and neuropathies should be treated.

Physicians with sports medicine, physical medicine, or orthopedic backgroundsmay also help you choose an appropriate activity. After choosing the sport oractivity that you wish to participate in, proper preparation will help minimizethe initial aches and pains of that activity. Proper technique in any activitywill help you to properly and safely perform your chosen activity and avoidinjury. Good coaching can help you develop good biomechanics that can preventfoot pain.

Shoes and socks appropriate to your activity will also be a deterrentto foot pain. Properly fitting shoes and proper foot hygiene can prevent blisters,ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, bunions, stress fractures, metatarsalgia, Morton's neuroma, mallet toes, and plantar fasciitis. Poorly fitting footwear canmake poor biomechanics worse, and properly fitting footwear can help to minimize theeffect of bad biomechanics.

A plan for a gradual return to play should bestarted once the pain is reduced and muscle strength and flexibility arerestored. Returning to participation and prevention of foot pain are governed bythe same factors as preparing for participation. Foot pain can be caused bydoing too much of a particular activity too fast. Ignoring pain can also lead tofurther problems with the foot. Different types of foot pain can be seen atdifferent times of the season. Typically, blisters, shin splints, and archinjuries are seen at the beginning of the season. Again, to avoid blistering in the future, a generous application of petroleum jelly to the affected area can be helpful.

Stress-related problems are related to the workloads. If the body is not prepared for an increase of workload that is typical earlyin the season and with "weekend warriors," acute shin splints and tendonitis are very common, in addition to increased muscle soreness.

After one has foot pain, an optimal workout program begins with a physical exam by a physician, followed by a gradual, consistent workout plan. A good example of this type of program is a running program that starts with a good warm-up, such as walking five to 10 minutes, then alternating sets of jogging and walking. An example of such a program would be 20 sets of jogging for two minutes, then walking one minute, with jogging time increased until you can run continuously for 40 minutes. Good surfaces and proper equipment used in your workout will lower the risk of foot pain.

Components of a good exercise program should include core strengthening,muscle strengthening, and flexibility specific to the goals of the workoutprogram or the sport.

If pain is encountered when working out, try decreasing the intensity of theworkout. If the pain persists, then you should immediately stop and seek medicaladvice to discover the source of the pain. Pushing through pain often results ininjury.
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Heal Bone Spurs: Home Remedies for Bone Spur Treatment

[YEA] 04/11/2010: Bancheck from Idaho Falls, Idaho: "I am 45 and I have bone spurs on my spine, feet, and hands. One bone spur on my right thumb ruptured in 2002. I lost some function in my right hand to the point of getting my thumb caught and broken twice. I was 380 pounds, pre-diabetic, and walking on broken bones in my feet quite often (Lots of broken toes and my right ankle). Last October 2009 I was hurting and could not breath (Darth Vader had more stealth then I did).

I am a man that should be in his prime but I was unable to work. My ego was more then broken.

I found the solution and in the last 6 months I've been experimenting to make sure its the real deal. Here it is:

First- Vitamin D3 6000 IUs a day (get a non-oil preparation)

Second- No oils, No fried food, No deep fried food, and NO MARGARINE of any kind

Third- No soda of any kind (lowers body pH for 36 hours)

Fourth- Lots of eggs, butter, and avocados real fat (if it won't rot in three days or less don't eat it)

Fifth- Meat needs to be cooked under 210 Degrees for a longer time to keep the fat body ready (the flavor and texture is so much improved anyway).

Sixth- There is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate sugar, starch, or fiber (think of these as fertilizer for good and bad bacteria and fungi in the intestines and body) Celiac and Fungi both produce a intestine damaging protein that stops mineral absorption. If eating the fiber gluten doesn't trip it sugar feeding a fungi may. This intestinal distress can last 2 weeks per episode of gluten eaten.

Seventh- Body pH is the problem. Your bones are part of the body's endocrine system. the bones bank minerals for use in hormone production. however they also dump large amounts of calcium into the blood stream to counter low blood pH if needs be. Bad fats (even bottled olive oil) and carbohydrates lower body pH causing such an event.

Eighth- Eat salt, good sea salt, you need salt to make hydrochloric acid to digest food and absorb minerals (chloride ion from salt). You need sodium bicarbonate made in the pancreas and kidneys to get the minerals to the cells. (sodium from salt)

Ninth- get 60 essential minerals, 16 essential vitamins, 12 essential proteins, and 3 essential fatty acids daily. I have been using a supplement with a good balance. But, I have 7000 to 12000 MG Calcium with Boron, copper, and the rest in combination with clean gelatin to rebuild my bone matrix and tissue.

Tenth- I drink high pH waters with an ORAC count below -300. I also drink (Ferric Ferrus salt in my water) This salt in an aquarium will support both salt water and fresh water fish simultaneously in the same water for years.)

Eleventh- to get my fungi under control I've been using 1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate in 8 or 12 Oz water every morning for 1 month then off for 2 weeks then 1 more month.

Twelveth- eating less good food daily keeps the body from taxing pH reserves and builds bones back faster. Bone spurs are a symptom of osteoporosis. It can be healed in 6 months (documented). I've made progress I can walk again and my weight is falling off, My diabetes went away, and I haven't broken a toe in months still fighting with the fungi. Gluten hides in a lot of food. Just a little stops the bones healing until my guts heal in usually two weeks per episode.

More notes:

Pasteurized milk will not help but hinder the healing of bones. Raw milk has a balance of enzymes, proteins, fats, calcium, and other minerals and vitamins, However, pasteurizing milk kills the enzymes throwing the amino acid (protein), fatty acids, and mineral pH (Calcium and other minerals) out of balance in so much that it requires additional calcium and minerals to now digest the milk.

Homogenized milk imbalances the minerals and fatty acids even more as once homogenized milk fat no longer needs to be digested to leave the intestine wondering in the blood stream unsupervised."
Replies04/14/2010: Bancheck from Idaho Falls, Idaho replies: "More notes:
Exercise can be over done. Exercise dumps multiple forms of acid into the body that then needs to be neutralized. Exercise is more of a result of good body pH balance and not a cause. Large muscle masses require small high pH meals to maintain them over the essential amino and fatty acids required to heal them from the damage of exercise in order to preserve bone and maintain pH reserves.

Fat comes from carbohydrates and poor pH reserves. Fat is what happens when acidic foods are dumped into the blood stream without the calcium to burn them. Increase the calcium and fat disappears.

For more information on how to live a very long healthy life look for books by Dr Joel D Wallach His work as I've tested it so far in combination with a few other things holds water."
11/14/2010: Redbird from Montgomery, Alabama replies: "Hello I just read your suggestions for bone spurs. Two questions. Will this work for neck bone spurs and please tell me about the brand of vitamins you talk about! Thank you much. My husband is suffering and you gave me hope!"[YEA] 08/10/2011: Karen from Nuevo, Ca Usa replies: "This is to Bancheck in Idaho Falls... I sympathize with you. I walked for several years with my foot bones continually broken to some degree... Heal... Then re-break again. Dmso has worked miracles for me. Can take it internally 5 drops in a glass a day or make a 70% dmso and 30% carrier oil and spray where it on 3-4 x day. If no sensitive skin can apply straigtht to skin. Look at Dmso.Org.Nz. This stuff has done miracles for me and my horse too. Good luck. I too have changed my diet similar to yours and yes that has helped so much. No meat. Similar eating habits to the Garden of Eden. Ironic, huh? Garden of Eden heals and mans habits of eating cause disease. Those of us, like you and me, are figuring this out and changing."

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