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Massage Therapy for TTS??

Posted by AB on 10/17/01 at 21:08 (063199)

I read about a massage technique ARC or something like that. But I can't remember the exact name any body can help?

Re: Massage Therapy for TTS??

Jeff D on 10/18/01 at 09:07 (063212)

I have been getting Neuro Muscular Massage for about 2 Months. I go every other week for 45 - 60 minute sessions @ $40 each. Since I've tried everything else short of surgery or shots I thought it was worth a few bucks to try a while. Sometimes I think it is helping and other times I'm not sure. My theory, since I've had this for 3 years I don't think I will see immediate results and that it may take some time to see results. Grasping......

My doctor thinks it may be time to try a nerve block. He suggests having it done by a anaestheologist (?).

Re: Massage Therapy for TTS??

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/22/01 at 17:27 (063431)

A nerve block can be helpful. The anesthesiologist is likely to use Marcaine, a long acting local anesthetic. I would consider adding Wydase, an enzyme that dissolves scar tissue and a very small amount of a long acting steroid to the block. I have also added vitamin B12 to such blocks--seem to get better results when doing so but cannot explain why.
Ed

Re: Massage Therapy for TTS?? Anybody tried ART

AB on 10/22/01 at 18:49 (063435)

Has anybody tried ART active release therapy???

Re: Massage Therapy for TTS??

wendyn on 10/22/01 at 21:13 (063439)

Dr Ed - I would not be surprised if one day they find that B12 has a theraputic affect on damaged nerves, whether the person has low b12 or not.

Re: Massage Therapy for TTS??

Jeff D on 10/18/01 at 09:07 (063212)

I have been getting Neuro Muscular Massage for about 2 Months. I go every other week for 45 - 60 minute sessions @ $40 each. Since I've tried everything else short of surgery or shots I thought it was worth a few bucks to try a while. Sometimes I think it is helping and other times I'm not sure. My theory, since I've had this for 3 years I don't think I will see immediate results and that it may take some time to see results. Grasping......

My doctor thinks it may be time to try a nerve block. He suggests having it done by a anaestheologist (?).

Re: Massage Therapy for TTS??

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/22/01 at 17:27 (063431)

A nerve block can be helpful. The anesthesiologist is likely to use Marcaine, a long acting local anesthetic. I would consider adding Wydase, an enzyme that dissolves scar tissue and a very small amount of a long acting steroid to the block. I have also added vitamin B12 to such blocks--seem to get better results when doing so but cannot explain why.
Ed

Re: Massage Therapy for TTS?? Anybody tried ART

AB on 10/22/01 at 18:49 (063435)

Has anybody tried ART active release therapy???

Re: Massage Therapy for TTS??

wendyn on 10/22/01 at 21:13 (063439)

Dr Ed - I would not be surprised if one day they find that B12 has a theraputic affect on damaged nerves, whether the person has low b12 or not.