Why not? I've tried everything else, right?
I was not planning to do anything else for my plantar fasciitis for a couple weeks until I see the podiatrist again. The foot that got the shot feels *much* better. I expected to get some relief from the shot, but the really important thing is, will it last? I hope so, because today, my pain in that foot is reduced by 90% and the other foot by about half, maybe just from staying off them and using ice. Time will tell and so will a walk with the dogs tomorrow!
Anyway, I'd been having some back spasms because of all the inactivity and last time I saw my regular doctor he suggested massage and wrote me a referral. I hadn't done anything with it, but then when I picked my massage therapist, I saw they also have a chiropractor in house. So I'd called and asked about that, but they were booked up. Then today out of the blue, they called! "We had a cancellation and if you'd like to see the chiropractor today, be here in 45 minutes." So I did!
I went in and explained to him my two issues: the back pain/muscle spasms and the ongoing plantar fasciitis. I told him I am already in treatment for the feet with a podiatrist, just had a shot, and don't want any kind of Graston or Astym or anything aggressive done to my foot tissue. So he did an assessment on my whole system, checking for alignment, flexibility, and movement in my feet, hips, knees, shoulders, and neck. He did a spine adjustment and a neck adjustment (a lot of cracking) and then did an adjustment with traction to my ankles and feet. He used some kind of tool to do an adjustment to my foot bones also. Then he showed me an exercise to do against a wall to strengthen and loosen my shoulders and back. He said I am very tight all over, consistent with my restricted activity for a year.
I am going back next week for another adjustment and a massage. I feel really good! I don't know if it will help my feet, but I do think it'll help my back. I go back to the podiatrist in 2 weeks for another visit to see how my right foot has done with the shot and possibly to do a shot in the left foot.
That's all for now, just wanted to update on my many medical adventures!
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