I have been dealing with a painful foot for over 3 years now.
List of what I have done:
-Immobilization initially for possible tear of medial deltoid
-Resistance training with bands
-Soaking in Epsom salt
-Fish oil, nsaids, Boswellin, SuperCissus (3 btls), more fish oil, completely revamped diet to emphasize lots of vegetables and omega 3s.
-A.R.T for 9 sessions with no noticeable results.
-Have been to a doctors.
-I do foam rolling daily
-Bought lots of different shoes that supposedly help with foot problems, everything from minimalist footwear like Vibram Five Fingers to shoes with Springs to the best rated shoes for walking.
When is pain triggered / where is pain?
-Pain is mostly in the top of the foot, around the talus / medial deltoid ligament. Also some where the posterior tibalis tendon wraps around underneath the foot (right where people experience pain with platar fasciitis )
-It hurts most when I lift up on the ball of my feet.
-Hurts to just walk, haven't been able to run in a long time.
-Hurts performing inversion.
-Achilles tendon also hurts sometimes.
Report from MRI (I'm not really sure what all of this means, maybe someone could help me intepret this?):
There is considerable abnormal osseous edema and marrow edema
involving the talus, navicular, and portions of the anterior talus.
The anterior talus shows some signal distortion which might indicate a
fracture of an anterior talar region especially as it abuts the
subtalar joint line anteriorly. There seems to be some fragmentation
here. Osseous edema would indicate significant contusions of the
posterior talus, navicular, and the subtalar joint line region of the
calcaneus. There is no other presumed fracture. Joint effusion is
noted within prominent synovial collections posteriorly and medially.
Deltoid ligament complex is very indistinct and very likely torn here.
Lateral ankle stability ligaments appear intact as visualized. The
tendon structures appear to be intact and normal with no thickening or
suggestion of tendinopathy.
What can you guys suggest that I do to help get rid of my foot pain? Also my foot always appears to be swollen, so I'm sure scar tissue is still there probably preventing blood flow. I read a lot of people suggesting to get the "Dont Ice that Ankle Sprain" kit so I just ordered that. I'm willing to do just about anything to get this problem to go away. I really don't want to get any surgery unless it is absolutely the last thing possible that I can do. I am willing to devote any amount of time, dedication and resources necessary to get this corrected asap.