AN EMAIL FROM "JOE"
Joe is a professional drummer who has had chronic (debilitating) DeQUERVAIN'S SYNDROME for over a year. Although doctors call refer to this as a "Teno-synovitis", it is nothing but run of the mill TENDINOSIS. I actually had the opportunity to fix my BROTHER who had dealt with his for about a year. By the way, Joe is not his real name.
Hey Dr. Russ, This is Joe from Saturday (the drummer). I would like to tell you that I do believe your method has given me some relief! There is no pain at all when I press on the thumb tendons:-). I am very excited about this, yet I must wait to celebrate until the coming Saturday when I can drum again to be sure. Regardless of what happens when I play again, I have gotten more relief from your method than anything I've done to date, and I'm extremely grateful.
I was thinking about all the formal appointments and expensive treatments I've undergone and honestly my mind is blown by how much more effective what you do is. I had to laugh about it... However it's frightening to me how people are victimized by so-called treatments that just make things even worse.
The stretching feels very good. The bruises are still sore, but I don't mind at all. I find myself unbelievably paranoid that the pain will return. I imagine that is normal after a year of constant debilitation. I did mean to ask you, do you think swimming is safe right now? That is my primary means of exercise, but I don't want to mess anything up! I am eager to see what the week brings, and am very glad we met.
I am excited for Joe. As long as he works back into the drumming slow and easy, he should have no problem. Cool Stuff!
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).