Alternative Treatment Options

For patients who are not in favor of or do not feel comfortable with traditional medicine and allopathic programs which typically involve the taking of prescription medications and may employ the use of cortisone injection, there is now an alternative option that is available. We now offer a holistic approach of integrative podiatric medicine that uses a regime of holistic (natural) products and treatment protocols that focus on the unhealthy aspects of lifestyle and diet that is often the underlying cause of many disease processes.

This approach is not for everyone and not all problems may be addressed in this fashion, but many can and respond quite well to this paradigm. The design of this option lends itself to the elimination of side effects of the use of traditional pharmaceutical agents and injectables. More importantly, it focuses on overall health and wellness and strong immunity including:

  • Assessment of food sensitivities by scientific testing of blood antibodies
  • Hormone testing to evaluate levels of stress by laboratory testing
  • Assessment of lifestyle patterns
  • Sleep patterns

A holistic treatment program is then designed that focuses on wellness, nutrition, sleep and lifestyle changes to realign both body and immunity back into the balance that naturally occurs. It is reinforced with holistic dietary supplementation that is personally tailored to your specific needs, based on scientific laboratory testing.   Reduction in the food groups to which you show most sensitivity helps to address the most common causes of chronic inflammation that is responsible for recurrent joint/tendon pain, fatigue, and an array of skin disorders. These conditions not only adversely affect the legs and feet, but negatively affect the entire body as a whole.

We treat people, not just feet! So this paradigm is directed at addressing the entire being, not just the painful foot or ankle concern. Beyond diet modification, we will recommend and assist in arranging the following which are of great help in successful outcomes:

  • Stress management through an exercise program
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Massage therapy

Massage therapy has been medically proven to be of great benefit both physically and psychologically. It can be beneficial in muscle relaxation and improvement of posture, improvement of blood circulation, reduction of anxiety and levels of stress, and has even been shown to lower blood pressure, in addition to many other benefits that directly affect work performance and interpersonal relationships.

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Some of the treatment options that we employ as an adjunct to lifestyle management in lieu of traditional medications and steroid injections include:

Consists of regenerative injection therapy of a solution that is holistic and natural and involves no steroid or harmful pharmaceutical products. It contains natural ingredients and a mild numbing agent that acts as an irritant.  It stimulates and triggers the body’s natural healing cascade leading to the repair of damaged tendons or ligaments and chronic painful foot and ankle conditions.

Consists of amplified light tuned to a specific wavelength that is focused on the painful areas of the foot and ankle. It penetrates deeply into the tissues and biologically stimulates the damaged cells in the area by photo-bio-stimuation (cellular light absorption/stimulation) to enhance a process of natural repair and healing at the most basic cellular level.

Consists of high energy ultrasound waves that are focused on the area of pain in the heel or Achilles tendon and cause an inflammatory process in the area that in turn stimulates the natural process of healing of the chronically painful ligament or tendon. The success rate of this procedure has almost totally eliminated the need for open heel surgery. This procedure has no recovery down time at all.

In PRP therapy, a patient’s blood is drawn, separated and re-injected into injured joints and muscles to ease pain. After the injection, your platelets release special growth factors that lead to tissue healing and repair.

PRP generally results in long-lasting relief because the degenerative tissue is stimulated to regenerate or regrow itself. The bioactive proteins in platelets act to stimulate healing and repair. New research shows PRP to be more effective than cortisone injections –which simply mask inflammation and have no healing capabilities. Cortisone has no healing properties, does not work long term and on occasion can lead to tissue damage.

Placental tissues have been found to be a rich source of proteins, carbohydrates and growth factors essential for growth and development and tissue repair. It also contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anti-scarring properties.

The collagens in the amniotic tissue provide a structural tissue matrix that assists with the patient’s own cells to migrate the site of injury or defect and proliferate helping to heal the injury at the most basic cellular level, naturally. Amniotic tissue injections are safe and sterile and rarely cause an immune response in the area of injection.  They promote healing and suppress inflammation and pain.

If you find that this unique and personalized level of holistic care is of interest to you, please inquire by contacting our office for more information.

Address

1022 Main St. Suite L, Dunedin, FL 34698

Direct

(727) 734-5575

Email Contact

Doctor@BayBreezeFeet.com

Fax

(727) 733-4147
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