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Old May 04, 2023 at 12:26 PM
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Is there any low to no cost way to alleviate or get rid of neck & foot pain? I have no insurance now. Aspirin doesnít work for me.
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Old May 04, 2023 at 09:51 PM
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Cortisone shots. One shot could stop pain for months. But Iíve no idea what it costs without insurance.
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Old May 05, 2023 at 08:06 AM
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Is there any low to no cost way to alleviate or get rid of neck & foot pain? I have no insurance now. Aspirin doesnít work for me.
I guess it depends on the cause as to what would work. I think youíve said before you have fibromyalgia, have you had anything else identified?

Low to no cost rules out chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists which Iíd normally try first. But sometimes if you have an idea of your issues you can find YouTube videos of physiotherapists giving advice and showing exercises for your problems. Itís worth a try in my experience. Brad and Bob are a good one to search on YouTube, in fact my sports massage therapist recommended them to me.

Orthotics (shoe inserts) can make a massive difference too depending on the issue, again itís knowing which type to get for your issue, so you have to do a bit of research. They can be expensive but they do last if theyíre a decent pair.

Lastly Pilates is a very good regime for most of us, ideally with an instructor but again that can be costly, but you can get free YouTube videos just make sure you search for beginners and donít do anything that feels wrong or hurts. Pilates is all about posture- if youíre anything like me you might have bad posture habits which have lead to pain and issues. Itís something that can make a difference but will take time to work.
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Old May 05, 2023 at 07:54 PM
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fasting and food combining helped me. Most of time I was eating too much or eating combinations of food that didn't digest well. So I had a lot of inflammation as a result. One week in July I had flu-like symptoms, lost my sense of smell and taste, so I stopped eating. Then I started to eat way less and lost about 30 pounds. As a result I've lost that achy / burning sensation in my legs and feet and numbness in my hands (like wearing thin cotton gloves).
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Old May 13, 2023 at 03:26 AM
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Cortisone shots. One shot could stop pain for months. But Iíve no idea what it costs without insurance.
Thanks. Itís probably expensive.
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I guess it depends on the cause as to what would work. I think youíve said before you have fibromyalgia, have you had anything else identified?

Low to no cost rules out chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists which Iíd normally try first. But sometimes if you have an idea of your issues you can find YouTube videos of physiotherapists giving advice and showing exercises for your problems. Itís worth a try in my experience. Brad and Bob are a good one to search on YouTube, in fact my sports massage therapist recommended them to me.

Orthotics (shoe inserts) can make a massive difference too depending on the issue, again itís knowing which type to get for your issue, so you have to do a bit of research. They can be expensive but they do last if theyíre a decent pair.

Lastly Pilates is a very good regime for most of us, ideally with an instructor but again that can be costly, but you can get free YouTube videos just make sure you search for beginners and donít do anything that feels wrong or hurts. Pilates is all about posture- if youíre anything like me you might have bad posture habits which have lead to pain and issues. Itís something that can make a difference but will take time to work.
Thanks. Thatís what Iím afraid of, the expense of treatments. For now all I can do is take advantage of these special Instagram soecials for chiropractic adjustments & an hour massage for $49 .

I use unscented pain spray for & joint supplements for now. Surprisingly the supplements & magnesium worjs usually, but not for back, ne k & foot pain. Itís good for knee & leg pain though.
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fasting and food combining helped me. Most of time I was eating too much or eating combinations of food that didn't digest well. So I had a lot of inflammation as a result. One week in July I had flu-like symptoms, lost my sense of smell and taste, so I stopped eating. Then I started to eat way less and lost about 30 pounds. As a result I've lost that achy / burning sensation in my legs and feet and numbness in my hands (like wearing thin cotton gloves).
Thatís great. What kind of food combining did you do? Can you share links please?!
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Thanks. Itís probably expensive.
It might not be. Iíd ask your doctor.
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Is there any low to no cost way to alleviate or get rid of neck & foot pain? I have no insurance now. Aspirin doesnít work for me.
Try lowering carbs / keto. It is shocking but you will find a lot of people having less joint pain when they get rid of sugar / carbs. I know it works for me.

It doesn't have to be forever. Just doing it for a couple of weeks can really help.
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Cortisone shots. One shot could stop pain for months. But Iíve no idea what it costs without insurance.
Thanks. Iíll ask my Dr. or chiropractor about that.
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Try lowering carbs / keto. It is shocking but you will find a lot of people having less joint pain when they get rid of sugar / carbs. I know it works for me.

It doesn't have to be forever. Just doing it for a couple of weeks can really help.
Ugh, I love carbs. OK, Iíll try doing that.
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Thatís great. What kind of food combining did you do? Can you share links please?!
Yes, here's a link to an old book that talks about fasting and food combining:
Health via Food – Soil and Health Library

The lead-in to the food combining topic starts at page 113 of the PDF, in Chapter XVI where he describes the process of digestion. Note that the PDF page numbers do not correspond to those in the Table of Contents.

The most important thing is to avoid eating meat, fish or poultry along with grains or potatoes. The starchy foods require an alkaline environment for digestion, which begins in the mouth. However, animal flesh requires stomach acid. But when the alkaline starchy "mash" enters the stomach, the acid and alkaline mash will be somewhat neutralized and both types of foods will enter the intestines and either ferment or putrefy and release toxins.

A dear hypochondriac I know recommended the diet to me.
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Old May 20, 2023 at 05:56 AM
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Ugh, I love carbs. OK, Iíll try doing that.
I need to take my own advice. I have developed this week massive neck pain after being off the reservation with carbs for a month.

I am going to the doctor today to make sure it isn't anything more serious but, if not I will be going back to low carb / keto.
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