Cured after 20 yrs with PFPosted by HilaryG on 8/05/03 at 17:55 (126311)
I just want you all to know that Active Release Techniques (also known as ART), a treatment given by my chiropractor, has left me with almost no pain. I just wanted you to know so that perhaps you can try it before going ahead with surgery or maybe even ESWT. You can go to activerelease.com to find a practitioner in your area. It's a painful technique, but very, very worth it. Hilary
Re: Cured after 20 yrs with PFrose on 8/05/03 at 19:24 (126322)
Please tell me more. I went to a chiropractor for quite a while and he would do a manipulation that would crack and open up the top of my foot. It really hurt at the time and for about half an hour, but a relieved the condition. It especially helped my neuroma. Please give me some more details.
Re: Cured after 20 yrs with PFHilaryG on 8/05/03 at 20:11 (126329)
Hi Rose- ART is a technique which is not only used by a small number of chiropractors. Please check the website- activerelease.com to find a practitioner in your area. If you look at that website you can learn more about the technique and find a local person. Hilary
Re: Cured after 20 yrs with PFZane U on 8/06/03 at 07:55 (126363)
Hilary, I am thrilled to hear of your recovery. I'm interested to know how many ART treatments did you need on your feet to get this result? Thanks.
PF 13 years
Re: Cured after 20 yrs with PFHilaryG on 8/06/03 at 08:04 (126365)
I have had 10 ART treatments before feeling this good. I have been going once a week. Soon I will start going every other week. I'm afraid of spacing them out too soon, but the chiropractor said I'm ready now.
Re: Cured after 20 yrs with PFAly on 8/06/03 at 17:17 (126429)
Do I understand correctly that you had PF for 20 years (!) and that in the past 10 weeks, with weekly ART treatments you're almost cured? Wow! Keep us posted from time to time as to your longer-term results - and congratulations! It must feel so freeing to finally escape PF after such a long battle.
Re: Cured after 20 yrs with PFHilaryG on 8/06/03 at 17:58 (126436)
I've had foot pain for 20 yrs. it bacame intolerable this past yr. I was told by several drs that I probably had PF all that time. Hilary
Re: Cured after 20 yrs with PFMar on 8/09/03 at 07:36 (126630)
Wow! What a great story showing us all that there is always hope. We just have to believe and keep searching for the one thing that will help each of us. I have been doing myofascial release/deep massage/raike for a few weeks with a little help. Maybe a few more weeks of it will make more of a difference. I'll keep hoping! Keep feeling well, Hilary. Mar