Two birds with one Laser (LLLT): Right Shoulder and Plantar Fasciitis Pain Resolved
Because of the nature of my previous job I developed chronic soreness and sometime sharp pain on my right shoulder which resulted in limited range of motion, this has persisted since 2010 (8 years). Another concern is plantar fasciitis on my right foot. This started a year ago in 2017.
I had treatments with Physio, acupuncture and regular visits with my RMT. But only to avail temporary relief of some pain. I was looking for a treatment that will give me more permanent results and long-term pain relief.
Early December of 2018 I had a conversation with Dr. Lorne Brown about my shoulder and foot concerns and he suggested having a few sessions of LLLT (low level laser therapy) as he has seen good results using it in his Acubalance practice. He informed me that this treatment helps with inflammatory problems as well as accelerates healing of injured tissues and cells.
To my pleasant surprise I felt immediate release of tense muscle on my right shoulder with my initial treatment of laser acupuncture (LLLT/photobiomodulation). Lorne also applied LLLT over my cervical spine since he said these nerves innervate my shoulder and will assist in pain relief and healing. I felt that the affected area was sore for just the first few hours after treatment but the following day I noticed that aches on my shoulder was less and the pain on the sole of my foot when I walk was reduced. After my second treatment with Alison at Acubalance, I was finally able to do full range of motion on my right shoulder for the first time in 8 years. Then after the 3rd treatment with Bronwyn at Acubalance may shoulder felt normal and plantar fasciitis was now from pain of 7 now down to 3. After my 4th treatment I felt a big difference with my gait, it’s now more relax and less laborious. My shoulder is now free of constant aches that I have had to live with for the past 8 years and it took just two weeks and 4 laser treatments to offer relief from 8 years of pain and reduced mobility.
Thank you Acubalance! Your team is amazing!
Marisol, North Vancouver