- Cold Laser Therapy - I spent a couple hundred bucks on this at a local Chiropractor's Office (awesome Chiro office and team, just no benefit from this specific treatment plan).
- Crutches - Yes, I put myself on crutches to see if it would help reduce the MN. I did a total of about 14 days. No luck there.
- Anti-inflammatory / Ibuprofen - Nada. It's my theory and experience that if the NM is too enlarged and it has the scar built up pretty well that this method won't do anything but jack up your liver and stomach.
- Icing - So, here's the thing with MN; the position is above the fat pad on the foot, so it is very difficult to get the ice to really hit the right spot. You can try from the dorsal position, but again, if the MN is too advanced in stage, it seems like wasted time and energy.
- Elevation - Same deal. If your MN has several weeks behind it, it might be too late.
- Orthotics - I'll admit that I did not try any custom orthotics, because, to me, that is just masking the problem. I don't want to spend $500 on this "remedy" in which I am just putting my feet back into the problem causing item. Hopefully you watched the videos I have shared to see why our feet need the ability to spread at the toes and have a low heel. Just putting an orthotic into narrow shoes again does nothing for real restoration of the nerve or the root cause.
So, that's my two cents on the "What To Avoid" area. I'm glad I tried, but hopefully I can save you the time, money, and energy that those methods consume!