Hey Dr Blake:
A couple things you might want to keep in your bag of tricks if ever you run into another person like me, who has done everything and tried it all.....and still had pain that is impacting their life. Also, a person who doesn’t do well with pills. I bought 3 new shoes which have helped with the comfort and pain a lot. The brand is ABEO and they are available at the WalkingCompany. There is one on College in Berkeley and many elsewhere. They have a squishy but moldable footbed and have been a godsend. I went back and bought these....which I am walking the dog in pretty well. http://www.thewalkingcompany.