Re: Deep Tissue Massage and Physical Therapy
Posted by Becky on 2/01/99
I came home from teaching overseas in the Winter of 1996. I went through several sessions (about 10) of PT (very costly) and it was one of the most painful times of PF. I would sit there and do all the exercises and just cry. The deep tissue massage, whirlpool, ice therapy, and ultrasound felt good but I feel it was a waste of my money and time. I really worked hard at the exercises at home because I was willing to do anything to get better (still am). My advice is if you don't care for the PT and don't feel you are getting you money's worth, quit and just tell them you can do the exercises at home. It isn't that PT doesn't work but... My Pf had been going on for over one year and probably exercises and the stretching didn't help. That in fact is my theory. If you catch the very beginning of heel spurs and PF (where there is tingling in your foot and it aches occasionally) maybe then PF and all those other things would help. The problem is that most of us really didn't start being serious about this until it was too late to start the conservative treatments. But doctors, bless their hearts, really wanted to try at least to do something so prescribed the Orthotics, and PT.
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