Yes it brought me to tears ! I couldn't believe I was allowing this to happen, and I was just holding on for dear life trying as best as I could not to shout stop!!!
It felt like it was one of the most crude forms of treatment somebody could dream up, and when I described it to someone they though it wasn't real and that I had had a nightmare . I can't compare it to childbirth - I will take your word for it!
Hi MSE, yes I had a block of 10 sessions with a guy who used that along with acupuncture. Unfortunately there was no improvement and he came to the conclusion that there was no point continuing and referred me on.
Of course I don't know how effective he was in wielding his metal tool!
Good to hear you are getting into the plan now Nell, and the S&C sessions sound like a wise move.
I'm still sidelined with my achilles having managed 3 miles of running since London marathon - very fed up . I am going back to my Orthopedic Surgeon this week to go through my MRI scans and plan some more treatments
If you could do only one thing to help the achilles, then not running for a while would be top of my list. Then add in a heel drop program.
My experience is that the Dr can do little for the achilles other than recommend rest and refer on to specialists if things don't improve. My GP even googled to get a 'fact sheet'. Physio may help address the cause. In terms of treatment it is slow to heal. There are a myriad of techniques they may offer to help with recovery - it can be an expensive game, and rest and a program of eccentric heel drops may be just as effective.
Not sure what your other issues are. If you can afford physio then it is worth a shot