For a period of three months June, July, August, my right foot became very tender, inflamed and swollen. A local M.D.’s diagnosis was arthritis in the joint of my big toe-right foot. Rx for arthritis helped, but my foot was so swollen and tender, I could not wear a shoe for 3 months, and it was very painful to walk. Finally, as a last resort, went to Dr. Dan Martin for a series of acupuncture treatments and vitamins. In short order, I was wearing my shoes and walking without pain. This was 3 years ago and I have had no foot problems since. If you have an “incurable” condition-I would recommend seeing Dr. Dan Martin first instead of as a “last resort” you may be pleasantly surprised and save yourself lots of pain.