Thursday, January 3, 2013
Points if you knew I was quoting Clark W. Griswold in the title.
I'm taking steps to take my healing up a notch. Yesterday the ultrasound therapy wand arrived. The Mr saw good things about how it can speed up healing so we figured we'd give it a go. After doing a session before bed last night I can happily report that I had a 75% improvement in the nerve firings I have experienced the past few nights which enabled me to finally sleep! I don't know what to read into that but I'm encouraged which is more than I've had for 2 1/2 weeks, so I'll take it. I also strained my right hand doing free weights the other night so I'll use it on that too. Don't worry, I read the instructions, I'm using it responsibly. I'm not going to go around doing party tricks with it for others. If it does a good job on me, I might see if my mom wants to try one out for her knee issues though I don't know that it helps bone on bone issues but anything that could help her knee pain is good in my book.
Sleep has been sketchy at best due to my feet and legs kind of firing these impulses. I don't know if that's a sign of healing or not but I have an appointment with a chiropractor this morning. It has really scared me so I wondered if maybe I have a pinched nerve in my back since I've had morning lower back pain for quite a few years. I usually just attributed it to my weight and I'm certainly not thin by any means but I was hoping it wouldn't still be a 3 hour pain in my butt (lower back) with 215 lbs off of my frame. So I go in for a consult and depending on how much he says the Foot Leveler inserts are, I'll at least get my feet scanned for custom orthotics. I need to get my body realigned correctly and I'm praying those inserts are my God send like they were for a reader who suggested them. What I like about them (from what I can see) is they appear to be softer than the hard orthotics I've seen. I tried those and I couldn't even walk a few steps in them because it shot pain up my legs. These support the three arches you have in your foot and have little grooves and valleys to help align everything, see...
|Photo from Foot Levelers website|
I'll report back how it goes and what his thoughts are on all this jive.
Have you been to a chiropractor for a foot problem? Other issues?
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