Free Seminar – April – Plantar Fasciitis 101 Replay

Free Seminar - April - Plantar Fasciitis 101 Replay

In this webinar hosted by Dr. Meredith Warner’s clinic, Warner Orthopedics & Wellness, Dr. Warner discussed everything you need to know about what might be causing your foot pain.

Plantar fasciitis pain can be excruciating and make the first steps of your day nearly unbearable.

With natural supplementation, daily stretching, and healthy lifestyle choices, you can take back your joy from plantar fasciitis pain!

If you're suffering from foot pain and don't know where to turn, this educational seminar will help you find the answers you're looking for.

Make sure to watch our video to hear Dr. Meredith Warner talk about the most common types of foot pain, as well as help you find natural solutions for improving it.

FIND FOOT PAIN RELIEF WITH WELL THEORY

These Well Theory products are designed by Dr. Meredith Warner herself for your wellness! Each product incorporates powerful, natural ingredients for improving immunity, reducing pain, inflammation, and oxidative stress – and so much more.

PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) is a compound naturally produced by your body in response to pain and inflammation. 

This Pain Relief + Recovery Cream is formulated with PEA, Menthol, and soothing Essential Oils for cooling pain relief with every application.

This Joint Health Multi is designed to deliver potent, but natural, antioxidant + anti-inflammatory compounds with every dose. Each capsule contains Turmeric, anti-inflammatory PEA, and ginger for steady, sustainable relief from joint inflammation and connective tissue pain.

At Well Theory, we strive to give you all the tools you need to take charge of your own health journey. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

[VIDEO] How Free Radicals Damage Joint Health

[VIDEO] How Free Radicals Damage Joint Health

Our Joint Health Multi does more than just relieve pain and inflammation in sore joints!

The natural ingredients in this powerful multi, including ginger, turmeric, and PEA can help block damage-causing free radicals, helping to reduce oxidative stress!

IT’S EASY TO GET STUCK IN OLD WAYS OF LIVING. IT’S TIME TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEW WAYS OF HEALING.

Plant-Based Oxidative & Joint Health Support

This daily supplement includes one simple ingredient: 1500mg of tart cherry extract. This concentrated superfruit promotes joint health, pain relief, and oxidative support within the body.

Joint Health Multi For Oxidative + Joint Pain Relief

This unique formulation contains 300mg of anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving PEA.

When combined with turmeric, ginger, and piperine, you get a daily dose of powerful, natural anti-inflammatories with no harmful side effects.

How To Treat Heel Pain

How To Treat Heel Pain

Dr. Warner Talks Orthopedics:

heel pain & how to treat it

Heel pain can range from being a minor nuisance to nearly debilitating, changing our daily lives and activities. 

While this condition can be a common complaint among our patients, there are a number of causes of this discomfort, and treatment must be directed at the specific cause.

One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, often occurring along with a heel ‘spur’. This bony prominence is located under the calcaneus, or heel bone. Heel spurs alone can be painless, but are often associated with a painful inflammation of the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the forefoot.

The spur itself is a calcium deposit, and can often be seen on x-ray. This deposit takes many months or years to appear, and is usually related to repetitive stress and strain on foot ligaments, particularly in athletes engaging in running and jumping, but obesity and the excessive weight can play a role. 

The plantar fascia is a thick connective tissue running from the calcaneus to the ball of the foot, and is very important in the mechanics of our foot movement and transmitting weight. 

If this tissue becomes inflamed, known as plantar fasciitis, it causes a painful heel/foot, often worse in the early morning upon waking (often a sharp, sticking pain), with some improvement throughout the day as it is stretched out, and returning after long periods of standing or walking. This pain is often described as a “stone bruise.”

If the pain is unresolved, the physician may consider injecting the area with an anti-inflammatory medication such as Ketolorac (Toradol) and Lidocaine, an anesthetic agent. Steroid injections, such as Cortisone, should be avoided due to risk of plantar fascial rupture and other side effects.commonly be found in people with no symptoms at all. Therefore, treatment is only needed when the spur is symptomatic and related to fasciitis, inflammation, and pain.

During your assessment, your doctor will examine the foot, and potentially request x-rays of the foot in order to delineate between other causes of heel pain, including Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures, a compressed nerve, tarsal tunnel syndrome, or retrocalcaneal bursitis. 

Your physician will then determine how best to treat the pain. Treatment can range from non-invasive attempts to reduce stress on the ligaments to injections or even to surgery.

 

Initial Treatment Options

your doctor may recommend

Rest – this helps alleviate the inflammation and pain.

Ice – helps to control pain.

NSAIDS/Anti-inflammatory medications (Advil/Aleve/Tylenol) – to control pain.

Exercises/stretching/physical therapy – relax the tissues around the heel bone and improve pain.

Shoe inserts/orthotic devices – help decrease pain with activity and improve foot mechanics.

Night splinting – keeps the heel stretched during sleep and less painful upon waking.

PRP Injections – A natural method of treatment using your own blood to promote healing.

 

You can reduce your pain and improve your overall health (and foot health) by filling common dietary gaps with a multivitamin. In addition, you can take naturally anti-inflammatory supplements that include ingredients like Tart Cherry Extract, Curcumin, PEA, and CBD to help reduce pain and inflammation long-term.

Our products were designed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Meredith Warner to help you find natural relief from inflammation, stress, and more. 

Click below to shop by your health goal, and find your better way to wellness:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Common Causes Of Foot & Ankle Pain

Common Causes Of Foot & Ankle Pain

We take our feet for granted most of the time. They get us out of bed in the morning, take us on a jog around the neighborhood, and keep us moving all day long. We squeeze them into high heels, pound them on miles of pavement, and ignore their minor aches. 

Only when foot and ankle pain suddenly stops us in our tracks, literally, do we put our feet up and take notice.

Have you ever seen a reflexology chart of the foot? Reflexologists believe that each part of the foot is connected to another part of the human body. Problems in the body may be felt in the foot and treatment of the foot may help pain in the body according to this theory. 

We know that the entire human body is interconnected, and that is certainly true with our feet as well. The feet act as the foundation for all motion and function. Pain in one area may be caused by something going on in a completely separate part of the body.

How Foot Pain

can impact your entire well-being

It is important to determine where your foot is coming from and to understand how it can affect the whole body.

For example, someone with ankle pain may also be found to have a dysfunctional hip that is causing them to walk and run poorly. 

Their hip issue is the root cause of their ankle pain. If the leg and hip are ignored, this will not be discovered and the foot will remain painful.

Based on the location of pain, a diagnosis is usually straightforward and may be corroborated using a simple x-ray or blood test. Dr. Warner treats all of the following common foot and ankle conditions on a daily basis:

Painful Toe Conditions

1. Corns

Caused by continuous pressure on the sole of the foot, corns are a painful thickening of the skin that often recurs. These are similar in nature to the calluses found on the fingertips of a guitarist.

Conventional treatment includes corn caps and cryosurgery, wearing shoes with insoles and a good fit. However, it is important that your doctor recognize and treat the source of the pressure as well, or the callus will simply return.

2. Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis that deposits uric acid crystals in joint tissues. These crystals are small, sharp spikes of minerals that attack the joint surface. 

Gout symptoms occur rapidly and frequently start with severe pain in the dead of the night. Often a gout attack will happen after a heavy meal, particularly one with red meat.

Treatment includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, colchicine, aspirin, and allopurinol therapy to keep the uric acid levels under check and prevent a recurrence. 

Occasionally, injections or surgery is necessary. Topical pain creams are quite effective for this problem. A natural remedy with good effectiveness is eating tart cherries, or taking an extract supplement.

3. Hammer Toes

Chronic use of small, ill-fitted or high-heeled shoes can make toes hurt. The shoes may cause the toes to take on a peculiar bent shape that looks like small hammers. Usually, hammer toes are caused by genetics and shoes simply make them symptomatic.

Treatment options include avoiding shoes that make the hammer toes hurt, stretching and strengthening exercises for the toes, taking oral and topical painkillers, and wearing supportive and relieving insoles. In extreme cases, orthopedic surgery might be required.

4. Bunions

Abnormal bony prominences at the joint of the great toe are called bunions. This condition may be very painful and should be remedied before it becomes a permanent deformity.

Bunions are a genetic condition and are typically progressive, meaning that they will increase or become worse over time. This worsening occurs regardless of shoe wear. Causes and treatment are the same as for hammer toes. Treatment starts conservatively, but often surgery is required.

5. Arthritis

The most common reason for joint pain anywhere in the body, arthritis is joint inflammation that often occurs in adults older than 50. Foot pain may often be caused by arthritis, and treatment is similar to arthritis in the knee or hip.

Painkillers, exercises, weight reduction, calcium, vitamin D can help to manage chronic arthritis. Physical therapy is also a very effective treatment for arthritis.

6. Trauma

Any trauma to a joint in the foot can cause a fracture or a ligament tear or sprain. A fracture is a broken bone and treatment changes based on which bone is broken, how it is broken and also on patient characteristics. 

Fractures, or broken bones, should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Sprains or ligament tears may occur with trauma as well. Sometimes soft tissue heals faster than broken bones.

Treatment varies but may occasionally require no weight bearing on the affected joint for at least two weeks and some type of compressive wrap along with ice, elevation and physical therapy.

Common Causes Of Heel Pain

1. Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the degeneration of the ligaments and tendons below the heel can cause early morning foot pain. Usually, this pain is due to damage to the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is one of the most important stabilizers of the arch in the foot. The plantar fascia is also important in the function of the foot and in allowing for motion. This condition is extremely painful and can last up to 2 years.

Treatment includes anti-inflammatory drugs, insoles, topical ointments, stretching exercises, rest and ice packs. Treatment may also include surgery, injections or physical therapy and/or acupuncture.

Dr. Warner, the founder of Well Theory, also founded The Healing Sole to provide natural relief from plantar fasciitis pain. Her patented footwear actively stretches and strengthens the muscles, tendons, and fascia of the feet for natural, long-lasting relief – without invasive methods.

2. Calcaneal Spur

A bony ridge protruding from the heel bone (i.e. calcaneus) can cause a lot of heel trouble. It arises from the calcaneus (heel bone) near the plantar fascia and can be confirmed by an x-ray.

Treatment options include pain-killers, topical ointments, and orthopedic surgery. Treatment for heel spurs is often the same as treatment for plantar fasciitis. Surgery should be the last resort for this problem.

3. Fallen Arch

A fallen arch causes compression of the structures that are meant to be preserved by the arch, such as the nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Wedges and insoles are the main lines of treatment, however, surgery is often needed for permanent resolution.

4. Damage To Tendons

For instance, damage can occur to the posterior tibial tendon which may cause arch pain. If there is damage to this tendon, the arch becomes unstable. The posterior tibial tendon holds the highest point of the arch (apex) and stabilizes it. 

This tendon also initiates the push-off portion of the gait cycle. Tears or stretching injury to this tendon cause pain. However, damage to this tendon also causes significant instability and collapse of the arch.

Natural Solutions

for foot & ankle pain

Foot and ankle pain can be caused by all of the above conditions, as well as a wide range of others that include nerve damage due to chronic diabetes, vitamin B-12 deficiency, or folic acid deficiency. An accurate diagnosis and treatment plan requires the attention of an orthopedic specialist.

Foot and ankle pain can be debilitating and can result from a number of conditions and causes. Take control of your recovery with Well Theory!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

[VIDEO] CBD: Plant-Based Relief From Arthritis Pain

CBD: Plant-Based Arthritis Relief

CBD engages your body’s endocannabinoid system to naturally reduce inflammation, pain, and oxidative stress. This makes CBD a great option for naturally relieving pain in arthritic joints!

Our CBD Softgels give you a convenient option for daily CBD intake.

NATURAL ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF

IT’S EASY TO GET STUCK IN OLD WAYS OF LIVING. IT’S TIME TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE NEW WAYS OF HEALING.

Easy Daily CBD Intake

Our CBD Softgels are designed to quickly absorb, so you can get a standard dose of CBD every day.

CBD engages endocannabinoid receptors in your body, which regulate your body’s inflammation response. This makes it a great option for relieving pain and inflammation associated with arthritis!

Our Best Supplements For Joint Pain Relief

Our Best Supplements For Joint Pain Relief

Joint pain can make your favorite activities come to a grinding halt. And since there is no cure for arthritis, effectively managing the joint pain that comes with it can be costly, time-consuming, and disheartening.

Thankfully, there are natural ways you can relieve inflammation and pain in your joints: which will help you get back to the things you love, without medicinal fog and pharmaceutical side effects.

Tart Cherry Extract For Joint Pain

Tart cherries are a well-known natural remedy for arthritis and gout pain. Tart cherries naturally contain anthocyanins. These are the antioxidant compounds that give deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables, like tart cherries, their color. 

The antioxidant property of this extract can help to support your joints as they suffer from oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.

Most of us aren’t producing enough antioxidants, which can be damaging to our overall health long-term. A lack of antioxidants in the body allows free radical levels to rise unchecked - and as free radicals move through the body, they can damage virtually every cell they contact. This includes cell structures in joints, such as cartilage cells and matrix - free radicals can contribute to damage and inflammation in the muscles, bones, and tendons involved in joints, worsening pain.

Tart cherries can also alleviate joint pain in other ways as well! Gout is an inflammatory form of arthritis that affects the big toe joint. A 2014 study that tart cherry juice lowered levels of uric acid in study participants. 

High levels of uric acid is the culprit behind gout. One of the easiest and most natural ways to help manage the symptoms associated with gout is with tart cherry extract.

Meet Our New Joint Health Multi

Our new Joint Health Multi is a truly unique formulation that delivers powerful joint pain relief – without the harmful side effects and medicinal fog found in most other joint medications.

This proprietary formulation includes Turmeric (blocks inflammatory cytokines and enzymes, including those commonly targeted by NSAIDs.,) Ginger (controls inflammation,) Piperine (which enhances absorption), and PEA (natural pain reliever) for massively anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits.

The main benefit of turmeric for joint pain is its curcumin content. Curcumin is an active compound in turmeric responsible for most of its health benefits. Unfortunately, the spice you find in grocery stores doesn’t contain a high content of curcuminoids – the active compounds that include curcumin.

Our multi contains a high concentration (95%) of curcuminoids so you can experience the full benefits turmeric has to offer.

Tart Cherry Extract & Joint Health Multi: Better Together

For a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and pain-relieving boost, we recommend taking both our Tart Cherry Extract and Joint Health Multi.

You can take the Joint Health Multi at any point throughout the day – we recommend taking it with a meal. 

However, since Tart Cherry Extract naturally contains melatonin, we recommend taking this supplement at night.

When you follow up this supplement with the Joint Health Multi in the mornings, you will enjoy full-day support for joint pain and inflammation – so you can improve your mobility and get back to the things you love with less pain.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

Surgeon Formulated
For Your Peace of Mind

Natural Ingredients + Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs.

100% NATURAL PAIN RELIEF FOR PEOPLE WORLDWIDE

Tart Cherry Extract: A Simple Remedy For Better Joint Function

Tart Cherry Extract: A Simple Remedy For Better Joint Function

Tart cherries are commonly recommended to help alleviate pain associated with gout and arthritis. They also offer many other health benefits – ranging from better exercise performance and recovery, to a decrease in bad cholesterol.

Today, we’re going to discuss why it’s an ideal natural supplement for relieving pain in your joints and protecting them from future damage:

Tart Cherries Increase Antioxidant Capacity

Antioxidants are what your body uses to neutralize something called “free radicals.” During your body’s day-to-day processes, as it breaks down oxygen for energy, for example, free radicals are produced. Free radicals are molecules that have unpaired electrons.

As they move through the body, seeking new electron pairs, they can “steal” other cells of their electrons and cause cellular damage, inflammation, and more. This can impact your immune health, your brain health, and trigger inflammation in joint tissues as well.

Under ideal circumstances, your body naturally produces its own antioxidants to keep free radicals in check. But when your health is suffering, from lack of sleep, to stress, to bad habits like smoking and poor diet choices – it struggles to produce enough antioxidants to keep these free radicals in check.

Ideally, you want your body to produce enough of its own antioxidants to fight the damage life brings to your joints. But there is no harm in supplementing your antioxidant intake – particularly if you use a natural supplement like Tart Cherry Extract. 

Most of us do not and will never make enough antioxidants to actually cause a beneficial change in our oxidative stress. It is important to supplement.

Tart Cherry Reduces Swelling

A 2004 animal study found that tart cherry supplements helped reduce inflammation and pain responses – showing promise that it may be an effective method to reduce swelling in humans.

This makes tart cherry an excellent alternative to NSAIDs, which often have harmful side effects. When swelling is decreased, so is pain. This also helps your joints move with greater ease and range of motion.

A 2013 study showed that participants who had osteoarthritis of the knee that drank tart cherry juice for 6 weeks experienced less pain and greater mobility in the joint. 

The participants were also found to have improved cartilage health – which is a good sign that the longevity of their joint health was improved.

One of the best ways to take advantage of this natural anti-inflammatory is through taking a concentrated supplement. You would have to drink a lot of tart cherry juice to experience the full benefits – and that comes with a high amount of sugars as well. Our Tart Cherry Extract supplement includes one simple ingredient: 1500mg of tart cherry extract. This concentrated superfruit promotes joint health, pain relief, and oxidative support within the body.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation