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Posted by Sam on 7/26/00 at 12:58 (024011)

Hi,

I saw a few people mention going to a chiro. Can anyone give me some more info on the benefits of seeing a chiro for foot pain. What types of things can they do to help this pain? I've been going to one for over a year for my back. We never really discussed my heel pain since I didn't think he could do much. I was told the adjustment can help 'unlock' my hip so my over-rotated hip can slowly get in proper position. So far, that hasn't happened for me. Probably since I am really inflexible.

Are there other things a chiro can do to help my heel pain? I would love to ask if my chiro can do it or go to one that can.

Thanks,

Sam


Re: Chiro

Barbara on 7/26/00 at 13:14 (024013)

Hi Sam...Of the three doctors I've seen for my PF (Pod, Ortho, & Chiro) the Chiro was the only one to make a difference in my condition. Okay, he's also my best friend, but he was my doctor before we became friends.

My Chiro uses very gentle treatments on my feet. He uses electric stim, oltrasound, very very gentle massage (when he sees I can tolerate it) and foot/toe manipulation (cracking!). Afterwards, my feet feel great. He also re-alignes my back, hips, neck, etc.

On my list of things that have helped me, I put him at number 2, number 1 is rest.


Re: Chiro

Sam on 7/26/00 at 15:26 (024023)

do you think most Chiro's do this? Usually he does my back, neck, and hips. I guess I should ask him about the feet. It certainly seems worth a try.

Has anybody tried acupuncture for pain management?

Thanks for your help.


Re: Chiro

Barbara S. on 7/26/00 at 16:15 (024034)

A good chiropractor (preferably, an extremities specialist or sports medicine person) should be able to adjust your foot and break up any painful scar tissue with a manual techinique called myofascial release. It hurts, but it allows the injured tissues to move smoothly across one another again. My guy does flexibility and strength tests also and checks my ankle to make sure that it stays in the right place. It had formerly been locked/out of joint due to a minor sprain nine months ago, and went undetected by two podiatrists. See my posts on chiropractors below (perhaps you already have). Good luck to you!

Re: Chiro

Betsy P on 7/26/00 at 17:19 (024037)

I haven't been to my chiro yet about my feet but will probably do so.

You asked about acupuncture for pain management. My chiro did do acupuncture for pain management when my lower back was severely in pain. Along with an adjustment, she used this electo-acupuncture technique which helped a great deal. I noticed a big difference right away and then went back a few days later for a 'touch-up' so to speak. And now that I think about it, I haven't had any major lower back pain since.


Re: Chiro

Barbara on 7/26/00 at 19:35 (024044)

I tried acupuncure for my tennis elbow. Very short term improvement in pain. I went to an MD who does acupuncture as part of his normal treatment.

But, it's worth a try. Everyone gets different results from different treatments.


Re: Chiro

ChanaW on 7/27/00 at 08:45 (024080)

Yes, I have had acupuncture. I have or at least had PF in both feet. After about 6 treatments from an acupuncturist (a miracle worker who also cured my daughters dairy alergy in 2 weeks!) My left PF pain is virtually gone. My right PF pain remains but has changed. I stopped going to him when my life got really hectic but plan to go back for more on treatment on my right foot. My left foot still gets tired if I'm on it for too long, but little or no pain. Good luck!

Re: Chiro

brenda k on 7/27/00 at 20:42 (024124)

my chiro helped me alot too. He had worked on my back, neck etc. before. Also relieved carpal tunnel in both wrists, tennis elbow, shoulders out etc. I was there for my neck, asked about my heel pain. He put me on the road to recovery. Went back twice. Also saw POD did x-ray, taped, then tried Spenco inserts. They have helped alot, also Birkenstock sandles and shoes. I have been off work for a month since I quit my job, long story. That has also helped. I can even go 'barefoot' a little!!!

Re: Chiro

Barbara on 7/26/00 at 13:14 (024013)

Hi Sam...Of the three doctors I've seen for my PF (Pod, Ortho, & Chiro) the Chiro was the only one to make a difference in my condition. Okay, he's also my best friend, but he was my doctor before we became friends.

My Chiro uses very gentle treatments on my feet. He uses electric stim, oltrasound, very very gentle massage (when he sees I can tolerate it) and foot/toe manipulation (cracking!). Afterwards, my feet feel great. He also re-alignes my back, hips, neck, etc.

On my list of things that have helped me, I put him at number 2, number 1 is rest.


Re: Chiro

Sam on 7/26/00 at 15:26 (024023)

do you think most Chiro's do this? Usually he does my back, neck, and hips. I guess I should ask him about the feet. It certainly seems worth a try.

Has anybody tried acupuncture for pain management?

Thanks for your help.


Re: Chiro

Barbara S. on 7/26/00 at 16:15 (024034)

A good chiropractor (preferably, an extremities specialist or sports medicine person) should be able to adjust your foot and break up any painful scar tissue with a manual techinique called myofascial release. It hurts, but it allows the injured tissues to move smoothly across one another again. My guy does flexibility and strength tests also and checks my ankle to make sure that it stays in the right place. It had formerly been locked/out of joint due to a minor sprain nine months ago, and went undetected by two podiatrists. See my posts on chiropractors below (perhaps you already have). Good luck to you!

Re: Chiro

Betsy P on 7/26/00 at 17:19 (024037)

I haven't been to my chiro yet about my feet but will probably do so.

You asked about acupuncture for pain management. My chiro did do acupuncture for pain management when my lower back was severely in pain. Along with an adjustment, she used this electo-acupuncture technique which helped a great deal. I noticed a big difference right away and then went back a few days later for a 'touch-up' so to speak. And now that I think about it, I haven't had any major lower back pain since.


Re: Chiro

Barbara on 7/26/00 at 19:35 (024044)

I tried acupuncure for my tennis elbow. Very short term improvement in pain. I went to an MD who does acupuncture as part of his normal treatment.

But, it's worth a try. Everyone gets different results from different treatments.


Re: Chiro

ChanaW on 7/27/00 at 08:45 (024080)

Yes, I have had acupuncture. I have or at least had PF in both feet. After about 6 treatments from an acupuncturist (a miracle worker who also cured my daughters dairy alergy in 2 weeks!) My left PF pain is virtually gone. My right PF pain remains but has changed. I stopped going to him when my life got really hectic but plan to go back for more on treatment on my right foot. My left foot still gets tired if I'm on it for too long, but little or no pain. Good luck!

Re: Chiro

brenda k on 7/27/00 at 20:42 (024124)

my chiro helped me alot too. He had worked on my back, neck etc. before. Also relieved carpal tunnel in both wrists, tennis elbow, shoulders out etc. I was there for my neck, asked about my heel pain. He put me on the road to recovery. Went back twice. Also saw POD did x-ray, taped, then tried Spenco inserts. They have helped alot, also Birkenstock sandles and shoes. I have been off work for a month since I quit my job, long story. That has also helped. I can even go 'barefoot' a little!!!