Herbal and nutritional medicine addresses common foot and ankle problems without prescription medication and painkillers. It aims to support your body’s natural healing process, so you can get back on your feet. At North Central Texas Foot & Ankle, the team of expert podiatrists uses herbal and nutritional medicine to manage various foot and ankle issues, including bunions, Achilles tendon pain, and arthritis. Call the nearest office in Decatur or Roanoke, Texas, to schedule a herbal and nutritional medicine consultation, or book your appointment online today.

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What is herbal and nutritional medicine?

Herbal and nutritional medicine is a podiatry subspecialty that uses natural remedies. Instead of relying on prescription medication, painkillers, and surgery, it promotes healing through regenerative medicine and plant-based remedies.

Herbal and nutritional medicine promotes your body’s natural healing ability. It uses non- and minimally invasive treatments to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote mobility.

What types of foot and ankle problems benefit from herbal and nutritional medicine?

The North Central Texas Foot & Ankle team uses herbal and nutritional medicine to address various foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Bunions
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Heel pain
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries

Sometimes, the team prescribes herbal and nutritional medicine to support children’s feet. For example, if your child has athlete’s foot or plantar warts, herbal and nutritional medicine may help bolster their immune system and eliminate microorganisms, like viruses and bacteria.

What are examples of herbal and nutritional medicine procedures?

The North Central Texas Foot & Ankle team provides several types of herbal and nutritional medicine, including:

Homeopathic injections

Homeopathic injections contain natural substances, like plant compounds, blood platelets, or dextrose (a type of sugar). These injections provide a safe and effective treatment alternative to more invasive procedures, such as surgery.

Sarapin® injections

Sarapin injections are made from pitcher plants –– a type of vegetation native to the South Pacific. These injections are particularly effective at relieving neuropathy pain and other types of nerve damage. They prevent the nerves in your feet and ankles from sending pain signals to your brain.

Nutritional supplements

Nutritional supplements like turmeric, glucosamine, and calcium support the health of the bones, joints, and soft tissues in your feet. When taken under a podiatrist’s supervision, they may relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and spur healing.

Diet recommendations

The foods and beverages you eat and drink directly impact your health and immune response. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can reduce complications associated with common foot and ankle problems, such as gout and diabetic feet.

How long does it take for herbal and nutritional medicine to work?

The time it takes for herbal and nutritional medicine to work depends on several things, including the cause and severity of your foot or ankle pain. Most people experience noticeable symptom improvement within a week of treatment, but it may take longer. Follow the team’s instructions and attend each of your scheduled check-ups.

Call the nearest North Central Texas Foot & Ankle office to schedule an appointment for herbal and nutritional medicine, or book one online today.