Actress Viola Davis has a secret product for foot pain in her hand bag and she swears it works! I cannot begin to imagine wearing a designer high heel that has no support and causes excruciating pain. But this is what these actresses do in order to have the best red carpet photo. So for Viola she uses a product called still standing. Essentially this product has all natural products that work to alleviate pain and inflammation with its combination of organic elements. But this product comes with a hefty price tag as well. An equivalent and superior product which is much less expensive and available off the shelf at Advanced Podiatry is Cryoderm. Cryoderm is an all natural product that has the same ingredients as Still Standing but also includes even more natural anti-inflammatory elements. The main active ingredient is menthol, which is derived from peppermint oil. Other ingredients include: Arnica, Boswella, Ilex and MSM. Arnica, which is also known as leopard’s bane has a bright yellow flower that blooms in the summer.
The active compounds in Arnica, which are responsible for its ability to reduce pain, muscle strain/soreness and associated inflammation, are sesquiterpene lactones. Boswella refers to the resin of various species of Boswellia shrubs and small trees which are found in the Red Sea region and mountains of central India. It has been widely used as an Indian herbal medicine treatment for arthritis and bursitis. Having all these natural pain relievers in one bottle is a recipe for pain free feet. I recommend using Cryoderm up to four times within a 24 hour period. You can use the product proactively to help prevent future foot pain or apply it to relieve existing pain. The relief you will feel from this product will be profound and you’ll never know how you lived without it. Cryoderm comes in three different forms. A roll-on bottle, a spray, and a gel. I prefer the roll on bottle since it makes it very easy to apply it to the bottom of the foot without having the product on your hands. A lot of patients do prefer the cream because it can also be used during massage or while stretching. Advanced Podiatry has these products ready to go on the shelf for a very reasonable price. Please call (813) 875-0555 to reserve a bottle of Cryoderm for your foot pain or make an appointment and discuss your foot problems with our highly qualified doctors.
Dr. Jairo Cruz Jr.