The most common ankle and foot pain includes ankle sprain (chart 1), fibular bone contusion (chart 2), first metatarsophalangeal joint pain (chart 3), Achilles tendonitis (chart 4), Plantar fasciitis (chart 5) , et al.
If the pain has persisted over three months, patient shouldn’t rely on pain medicine or steroids. Opiates misuse has been US national crisis (announced by US president in 2017). Many patients were killed and are killing by opiates. Repetitive injection of steroids makes the pain worse eventually other than better in a lot of patients. Non-steroid pain medicine has serious side effects, such as digestive ulcer. Chronic pain patients should seek natural healing treatments, such as physical therapy, acupuncture.
Although the problem is in foot/ankle area, there associated tender points and trigger points present outside of the foot/ankle area. Counter Stimulation Therapy, an integrative approach of physical therapy and acupuncture, will evaluated both the joint and associated tender or trigger points, and a premium plan of care is made to address all the joints and associated structure. Patient can expect better recovery.