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Posted by FLO W. on 4/21/02 at 16:09 (080584)

I HAVE BEEN SEEING DR. JOSEPH PAZ, A CHIROPRACTOR IN CLIFTON NJ. I WAS IN TERRIBLE PAIN WITH PLANTAR FASCITIS SINCE JULY. I HAD BEEN TO MANY DOCTORS AND OTHER THAN PAIN KILLERS AND STRETCHING, NO ONE COULD OFFER ME SOMETHING THAT WOULD RID THE PROBLEM UNTIL I STARTED WITH A SPECIAL FORM OF CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT SPECIFICALLY FOR PLANTAR FASCITIS. THE TREATMENT IS PAINFUL AT THE BEGINNING, BUT WELL WORTH IT. I NO LONGER HAVE THE PAIN!!!!!IF YOU WISH TO CONTACT THE OFFICE (NOT ALL CHIROPRACTORS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE METHOD), DR. JOSEPH PAZ CAN BE REACHED AT 1-973-777-6995.

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paula on 4/21/02 at 16:33 (080586)

thank you for the info flo, .please tell us something about the methods. and please feel sure that i am not accusing you of this but there have been folks who have come here, often, promoting themselves or a product and at this point i think many of us would appreciate a few words of sharing about the methods. this is a place where fellow sufferers share any info that can help. please go into a little detail for those of us who have been rooked over and over. what does dr paz do, exactly?

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Carmen on 4/22/02 at 07:35 (080630)

Is he a ChiroPod? Did you have alignment problems causing your gait to be off which could cause your feet to hurt?
Does he work in conjunction with a massage therapist or Physical Therapist? What is his specialty?
Did he give you orthotics?

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/22/02 at 14:21 (080678)

Perhaps he could post on this board. Please ask him to do so.
Ed

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FLO W. on 4/22/02 at 18:13 (080719)

I AM NOT PROMOTING ANYONE IN PARTICULAR, BUT I DO WANT PEOPLE WHO SUFFER LIKE I DID TO BE AWARE THAT THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE THAT IS AVAILABLE. I WAS RESIGNED TO THE FACT THAT I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO WALK COMFORTABLY AGAIN UNTIL I STARTED THIS TREATMENT. I AM VERTUALLY PAIN FREE AT THIS TIME. MY PODIATRIST WAS AMAZED AT THE IMPROVEMENT AND TOLD ME HE IS RECOMMENDING HIS PATIENTS WITH PLANTAR FASCITIS TO TRY THE PROCEDURE AS WELL. BY THE WY, I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PLANTAR FASCITIS THROUGH MRI.
THE PROCEDURE IS A SPECIFIC MASSAGE THAT BREAKS DOWN THE SCARING AND STRETCHES THE MUSCLES. IT IS IMPORTANT TO EXERCISE AS WELL. THE CHIROPRACTOR HAS TO BE SPECIALLY TRAINED TO DO THE PROCEDURE AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT ANYONE INTERESTED, CHECK AND BE SURE THAT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR HAS THE TRAINING AND SOME EXPERIENCE.

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FLO W. on 4/22/02 at 18:21 (080722)

I NEVER HEARD THE TERM CHIROPOD. I WAS FEELING PAIN ON THE SOLES OF MY FEET EACH TIME I GOT UP FROM A RESTING POSITION. THE PAIN WAS ESPECIALLY BAD IN THE MORNING AND AFTER A LONG DRIVE. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PLANTAR FASCITIS AFTER HAVING AN MRI. I AM VERTUALLY PAIN FREE NOW ALTHOUGH I STILL SEE HIM TWICE A WEEK.
DR. PAZ DOES THE TREATMENT HIMSELF, IT INVOLVES MASSAGING TO BREAK DOWN SCAR TISSUE AND STRETCH THE MUSCLES. HE HAS HAD SPECIAL TRAINING IN TREATING PLANTAR FASCITIS.IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO THIS PROCEDURE, BE SURE TO ASK IF YOUR DOCTOR HAS HAD TRAINING AND HAS TREATED OTHER PATIENTS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM.
I ALSO DO EXERCISES AT HOME TO STRETCH EARLY IN THE MORNING.
HE DID GIVE ME ORTHOTICS AS WELL.

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FLO W. on 4/22/02 at 18:22 (080723)

I'LL MENTION IT TO HIM. THANKS.

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Sharon W on 4/22/02 at 18:26 (080725)

Flo,

By any chance is the technique your chiropractor uses called 'active release therapy' (ART)? I know that chiropractors sometimes use that technique and that it requires special training...

-- Sharon

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Carmen on 4/23/02 at 07:29 (080774)

I'm curious what he's trained in that's diffferent from a physical therapist. Sounds like what all PT's do....maybe more aggressively though.

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Pamela S on 4/23/02 at 14:27 (080841)

I had something similar via a chiropracter. It's called ART (active release therapy). It does help, but be forewarned - treatment hurts like crazy! There have been other discussions on this board about ART.

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

FLO W. on 4/23/02 at 15:59 (080852)

TELL ME ABOUT It. I HAD THE TREATMENT AND IT IS PAINFUL, BUT WORTH EVERY ACHE SINCE I HAVE NO PAIN NOW.HAS THE PAIN COME BACK TO YOU?

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

FLO W. on 4/23/02 at 16:00 (080853)

I DON'T KNOW THE NAME, BUT I'LL CHECK ON THURSDAY WHEN I GO BACK.

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BrianJ on 4/23/02 at 18:39 (080878)

For the record, and in case you want to research it on the internet, ART stands for active release techniques, not active release 'therapy.' Just intended as a clarification -- please don't take offense.

Re: ART

Sharon W on 4/23/02 at 23:27 (080901)

Thanks. :)

-- Sharon

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

john h on 4/24/02 at 14:24 (080967)

Brian I knew there was a reason I sometimes spell your name Brain. My favorite ART guy is G. Harvey.

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Pamela S on 4/24/02 at 15:42 (080978)

Actually, I only went about 3 times, because I had worked hard on massaging and getting rid of scar tissue on my own, and by the time he got his hands on me, I had almost gotten rid of it by myself, so he released me after 3 visits. I have had PF almost 3 years, and mine is *almost* cured (my definition of 'cure' is that I can wear any shoes and Scottish country dance for days without any problems) - probably according to most people's norms, I am cured. Getting rid of the scar tissue (whether you do it yourself or an ART specialist does it) is really key to getting better. If you search on this site for ART, you'll find that others also were helped by this technique.

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BrianG on 4/24/02 at 20:46 (081014)

OH no, now he is calling BrianJ, a Brain also!! :*)
And here I thought it was my own special deal!

BrianG

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nancy s. on 4/25/02 at 08:55 (081068)

i'm sorry for you, brainG -- guess we all have to get knocked off a pedestal once in a while. usually john is so considerate!
nancy

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

paula on 4/21/02 at 16:33 (080586)

thank you for the info flo, .please tell us something about the methods. and please feel sure that i am not accusing you of this but there have been folks who have come here, often, promoting themselves or a product and at this point i think many of us would appreciate a few words of sharing about the methods. this is a place where fellow sufferers share any info that can help. please go into a little detail for those of us who have been rooked over and over. what does dr paz do, exactly?

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

Carmen on 4/22/02 at 07:35 (080630)

Is he a ChiroPod? Did you have alignment problems causing your gait to be off which could cause your feet to hurt?
Does he work in conjunction with a massage therapist or Physical Therapist? What is his specialty?
Did he give you orthotics?

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/22/02 at 14:21 (080678)

Perhaps he could post on this board. Please ask him to do so.
Ed

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

FLO W. on 4/22/02 at 18:13 (080719)

I AM NOT PROMOTING ANYONE IN PARTICULAR, BUT I DO WANT PEOPLE WHO SUFFER LIKE I DID TO BE AWARE THAT THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE THAT IS AVAILABLE. I WAS RESIGNED TO THE FACT THAT I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO WALK COMFORTABLY AGAIN UNTIL I STARTED THIS TREATMENT. I AM VERTUALLY PAIN FREE AT THIS TIME. MY PODIATRIST WAS AMAZED AT THE IMPROVEMENT AND TOLD ME HE IS RECOMMENDING HIS PATIENTS WITH PLANTAR FASCITIS TO TRY THE PROCEDURE AS WELL. BY THE WY, I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PLANTAR FASCITIS THROUGH MRI.
THE PROCEDURE IS A SPECIFIC MASSAGE THAT BREAKS DOWN THE SCARING AND STRETCHES THE MUSCLES. IT IS IMPORTANT TO EXERCISE AS WELL. THE CHIROPRACTOR HAS TO BE SPECIALLY TRAINED TO DO THE PROCEDURE AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT ANYONE INTERESTED, CHECK AND BE SURE THAT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR HAS THE TRAINING AND SOME EXPERIENCE.

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

FLO W. on 4/22/02 at 18:21 (080722)

I NEVER HEARD THE TERM CHIROPOD. I WAS FEELING PAIN ON THE SOLES OF MY FEET EACH TIME I GOT UP FROM A RESTING POSITION. THE PAIN WAS ESPECIALLY BAD IN THE MORNING AND AFTER A LONG DRIVE. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PLANTAR FASCITIS AFTER HAVING AN MRI. I AM VERTUALLY PAIN FREE NOW ALTHOUGH I STILL SEE HIM TWICE A WEEK.
DR. PAZ DOES THE TREATMENT HIMSELF, IT INVOLVES MASSAGING TO BREAK DOWN SCAR TISSUE AND STRETCH THE MUSCLES. HE HAS HAD SPECIAL TRAINING IN TREATING PLANTAR FASCITIS.IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO THIS PROCEDURE, BE SURE TO ASK IF YOUR DOCTOR HAS HAD TRAINING AND HAS TREATED OTHER PATIENTS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM.
I ALSO DO EXERCISES AT HOME TO STRETCH EARLY IN THE MORNING.
HE DID GIVE ME ORTHOTICS AS WELL.

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

FLO W. on 4/22/02 at 18:22 (080723)

I'LL MENTION IT TO HIM. THANKS.

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

Sharon W on 4/22/02 at 18:26 (080725)

Flo,

By any chance is the technique your chiropractor uses called 'active release therapy' (ART)? I know that chiropractors sometimes use that technique and that it requires special training...

-- Sharon

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

Carmen on 4/23/02 at 07:29 (080774)

I'm curious what he's trained in that's diffferent from a physical therapist. Sounds like what all PT's do....maybe more aggressively though.

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

Pamela S on 4/23/02 at 14:27 (080841)

I had something similar via a chiropracter. It's called ART (active release therapy). It does help, but be forewarned - treatment hurts like crazy! There have been other discussions on this board about ART.

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

FLO W. on 4/23/02 at 15:59 (080852)

TELL ME ABOUT It. I HAD THE TREATMENT AND IT IS PAINFUL, BUT WORTH EVERY ACHE SINCE I HAVE NO PAIN NOW.HAS THE PAIN COME BACK TO YOU?

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

FLO W. on 4/23/02 at 16:00 (080853)

I DON'T KNOW THE NAME, BUT I'LL CHECK ON THURSDAY WHEN I GO BACK.

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

BrianJ on 4/23/02 at 18:39 (080878)

For the record, and in case you want to research it on the internet, ART stands for active release techniques, not active release 'therapy.' Just intended as a clarification -- please don't take offense.

Re: ART

Sharon W on 4/23/02 at 23:27 (080901)

Thanks. :)

-- Sharon

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

john h on 4/24/02 at 14:24 (080967)

Brian I knew there was a reason I sometimes spell your name Brain. My favorite ART guy is G. Harvey.

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

Pamela S on 4/24/02 at 15:42 (080978)

Actually, I only went about 3 times, because I had worked hard on massaging and getting rid of scar tissue on my own, and by the time he got his hands on me, I had almost gotten rid of it by myself, so he released me after 3 visits. I have had PF almost 3 years, and mine is *almost* cured (my definition of 'cure' is that I can wear any shoes and Scottish country dance for days without any problems) - probably according to most people's norms, I am cured. Getting rid of the scar tissue (whether you do it yourself or an ART specialist does it) is really key to getting better. If you search on this site for ART, you'll find that others also were helped by this technique.

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

BrianG on 4/24/02 at 20:46 (081014)

OH no, now he is calling BrianJ, a Brain also!! :*)
And here I thought it was my own special deal!

BrianG

Re: CHIROPRACTICS

nancy s. on 4/25/02 at 08:55 (081068)

i'm sorry for you, brainG -- guess we all have to get knocked off a pedestal once in a while. usually john is so considerate!
nancy