Is an interesting way to measure effectiveness.
Glad to hear you've got clear directions and a hopefully short recovery time!
Thanks. Dr. Thumbs-of-Death has earned his nickname over the years. The pain comes from breaking up scar tissue and adhesions, which causes damage but noticeably loosens things up. It’s great practice in case I’m ever taken prisoner and asked to reveal secrets. I try to take my mind off it by asking about his kids and pretending it’s no big deal but OW!!!
It took me some time to convince my massage therapist that a high value on such a measure meant that she was helping me. (This assumes, as with Dr. T-o-D, that the therapy itself is beneficial.) But, now I am periodically asked to rate the therapy on that scale, particularly after a long event, or series of events. She does note, however, that most of her patients prefer that therapy score zero on this scale.
This guy sounds really good...can you remind me where he is located?
Sorry to hear that you are dealing with this!
I know one in Waterloo.. know him for 18 yrs now
Waterloo would be easier for Funderstormin' but my local sports chiro is Dr. Nigel Hudson in Bolton. He was doing Raid The North when we first met, and we've raced together a couple of times so he understands our craziness.
I can't believe how much better I feel already. Over the past week, I'd started getting heel pain just from walking around our house but today I hiked in the woods for an hour and felt no pain at all. The injury took awhile to build up so I'm sure it's not gone yet but this is encouraging.
When I had a similar injury four years ago, I saw Leanimal's mentor in Orillia, Dr. Larry Bell. He treats some high level athletes (including FB!) and works with kinesiologists who oversee a personalized exercise program that complements his chiro treatments. Those are some of the exercises I've been doing over the past few years but I haven't been diligent in recent months.
In 2013, I let the injury go for too long before seeking treatment and I didn't take enough time off. I can see in my AP log that I was talking about my heel for about 6 months. Then I had a knee injury in Raid The Rib so I forgot all about my heel. :)
@DLevine and Funderstormin', I've been thinking about our RTH Half Raid team Achilles Healing from 2013. Boy, was Dr. Bell disappointed in me over that - but it was so much fun racing with you! ;)
If your scar tissue needs to be broken up in the Dundas area of southern Ontario I can recommend Donny Smith at elite health. He’s off the charts on the pain : dollar ratio. Also an athlete and probably has a deal with the devil in which the devil is on the losing end.
The latest, even more painful extension of this pain:dollar and time ratio is the fascial manipulation stuff they are doing in Italy. There's a doctor in Orangeville who is now qualified to do it - one of only a handful in Canada. She inflicts similar pain, but does so in a chain of various spots in places along the ribbon of fascia that criss-crosses the body - most of them nowhere near the injured spot that you fell is causing you problems. After 8 months of concussion symptoms and traditional physiotherapy as well as vision therapy, Goose still had headaches and vision issues. He was cured in 2 visits with Dr. Knucles -of-Death and her excruciating digging in his ankles, knees, hips, jaw, chest etc. cause the fascia is all one giant piece of saran wrap so if it snags up in one spot it'll probably snag up in several other spots along the ribbon.
Sorry to hear about your foot issues, Bash:( And no running! :((( Hope it heals quickly!
Wow, Coach LD, I didn't know Goose had done that. Great news!