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Neuromas & Natural Foot Health

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

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April 22 2015
Joe Scorsone

I’m happy to find you!!!

Looking forward to visit with you. I’ve been an Ultra runner for a lot of years. It’s hard to find running shoes that are wide enough for normal toe spread. Altra shoes are working great for me now.

See ya soon!

April 22 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, Joe,

I’m pleased to make your acquaintance! Thank you for reaching out and contacting us. We always appreciate the perspective of longtime ultra runners, and I believe that many ultra runners are indeed thankful to find footwear options that accommodate natural toe splay.

Let me know if you have any questions about any aspect of the Natural Footgear site; I’m happy to help however I can!

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

April 22 2015
Tom

Is there a podiatrist in the Dayton, OH or Cincinnati, OH area who is familiar with your products?

April 22 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, Tom,

Thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, we are not aware of any podiatrists (or other practitioners) in the Dayton or Cincinnati areas who practice natural foot health or use any of the products we offer on the Natural Footgear site. Two practitioners in Columbus, Robin Hunter, DC, and Lisa Gillispie, LMT, are familiar with Correct Toes and how it can be used to help rehabilitate the foot, so it may be worth reaching out to them. Just a thought! My apologies that I couldn’t be more helpful.

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

April 22 2015
Jeannie Martin

I have a Morton’s neuroma. The foot doctor made me some inserts that have not helped a bit. I am very interested in finding out more about your products. I am not ready to start cortisone injections or entertain surgery. Suggestions please.

April 22 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, Jeannie,

Thank you for your comment. Our best advice is to check out this article from our blog:

www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/17888848-neuromas

In it, you’ll find comprehensive information on causes and symptoms, as well as recommendations for foot-healthy treatments.

I hope this is helpful. If you have further questions or concerns, just send them our way!

Kind Regards,
Andrew Potter

April 22 2015
Elaine

OH WOW! So happy to come across your website! My mother’s poor feet have had so many surgeries (rods in her toes, as they are all facing to the right on the R foot and to the left on the L foot). The doctors have destroyed her feet and I’m wondering if it’s too late to turn her feet around? Me too, on the never ending foot pain, mainly around the outer edge of my heels. Nothing can touch my heels while I’m resting. The back of my ankle has to be on a pillow and my feet hanging in the air. I feel a ripping, tearing pain on the top of my foot, so shoe laces have to be very loose.

The doctors in our area want only to cut, cut, cut!!!! I had a Morton’s neuroma removed from between toes 3 and 4 on the left, a ganglion tumor removed from the arch (which dropped my arch) on the right, and numerous bone spur removals on both heels. All these surgeries from 6-15 years ago … and the pain never stops! I am going to be buying several products from you right now. I just put cotton balls between my toes, and it actually feels good! But I’m sure I will need something more stable. I’m ohhh so excited! THANK YOU!!! Box-toed shoes will be on my feet in the near future! Just hoping it’s not too late for my mother’s poor feet!

April 22 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, Elaine,

Thank you for your message and your kind words! We’re excited to hear that you’re looking into natural foot health solutions. While we could offer a plethora of tips and advice for managing these problems, we think it would be best for you to first check out this comprehensive article from our blog entitled Six Ways to Restore Foot Health After Surgery:

www.naturalfootgear.com/blogs/education/17914760-six-ways-to-restore-foot-health-after-surgery

This article addresses the effects of various surgeries, and discusses natural approaches for a variety of specific problems. If you have any further questions or concerns moving forward, please feel free to contact us at info@naturalfootgear.com. We’re happy to help out any way we can!

Kind Regards,
Andrew Potter

April 22 2015
Maryann Pearson

The biggest mistake I have made (so far) in life is being convinced (by 5 orthopods) that I needed foot surgery. I had bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, and sagging metatarsals. My feet would get pretty uncomfortable after a 6 hr hike or long run.

Now after surgery 15 years ago, I have almost constant pain just walking or standing, a surgically-induced hammertoe that didn’t previously exist, dropped toes, stiff toes, ankle alignment problems, and bone pain. It’s a good thing I’m an optimist and seem to have a reasonable ability to ignore pain. I am ordering some of your products with great hope :>) and wondering if you have any recommendations for natural leaning doctors in Marin County, CA or the SF Bay area. Many thanks!

April 22 2015
Natural Footgear

Hi, Maryann,

Thank you for your message. And thank you for sharing a little bit about your foot health journey. I hope that natural foot health products and practices help you experience great results.

In terms of finding a practitioner in your area who understands natural foot health concepts, my best recommendation is to scan this list:

www.nwfootankle.com/resources/122-healthcare-providers

Good luck to you on your journey toward optimal foot health!

Kind regards,
Marty Hughes, DC

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