A true story in Meredith’s words.
I had (note: had) chronic foot pain for 8+ years. I lived with it. I guess I thought it was normal to hurt. For many of us, pain seems to be normal.
I did mention my foot pain to my doctor years ago and had a foot x-ray. It showed some arthritis which gave me more reason to just “live with the pain.”
I am a dance enthusiast. Yes, I dance at least 3 nights a week and go away for full day, weekend, and week long dance sessions.
I limped out of dances. And I noticed I was the only one really limping. The pain didn’t stop me from dancing. I couldn’t stop dancing.
So, I mentioned my foot pain, again, to my doctor. And, again, he recommended a foot x-ray. But this time my Mayo physician said, “I’ve got a new option for you before you can even think about a referral to a surgeon.”
I thought, “Was surgery an option?” I guess it could have been.
My physician said, “I would really like you to try Lisa Long’s Happy Feet workshop.”
I did think, “Okay, why not? As crazy as it seems to have my physician recommending this.”
Well, I wasn’t pain free overnight. And, I did end up with 3 private sessions with Lisa. I have been mostly faithful to the exercises which I don’t entirely like or enjoy.
But no pain for me. I won’t limp around anymore. Okay, I do get foot pain, but I know what to do to work through it and relieve it. And, I can actually wear high heels again (if I am so crazy).
I really have been amazed at how effective this work has been for me.