My legs sometimes give up on me for no reason at all. I would be sitting at the dinner table and when I stand up, I’ll get this shooting pain around my soles. I’m only 44 years old, but I realized that I was starting to sound like the elderly woman who does nothing but talk about their aching legs and swelling feet.
“I hate going to the doctor”
But I finally made an appointment to fix my problem. I ended up waiting for almost two hours in his office before he could see me. He gave me a complete physical inspection, but he just told me that there was nothing wrong with me.
“You're getting older. These things happen. You're not 18 anymore, you have to take things slow and not strain yourself. Your body can’t recover quickly like it used to!” the doctor told me. Then, he offered to give me prescription painkillers for my aches. And boy, do I hate taking drugs! These things are powerful stuff, and they come with side effects. So, no thanks!
There has to be a better way! I went to a Physiotherapist, but he’s scared the life out of me.
He started harshly pressing my legs and muscles. He then pushed and pulled me way too hard! I went for a few sessions, but I ended up feeling worse after his “treatment”. Plus I was afraid that he could be damaging my foot. I was scared when my muscles became swollen after sessions with him.
Worst part? He was charging me $125 per session which basically DID NOTHING!