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My Bunion and Foot Update

October 16, 2010

I need to tell you what has been going on with my foot, the one with the big fat bunion.  All these years, I never put it together.  I thought the right foot was smaller, and I never noticed it before, I attributed it to being the shorter leg from a smaller pelvis secondary to my scoliosis.  Since the last update about my Big Fat Bunion, I was amazed and suprised myself by how great the whole foot felt.  These last 2 weeks has been very busy.  I’ve been on my feet running around.  Every night now for the last 3-4 days, at the end of the day, the whole right foot feels bigger.  I think that the foot size is actually changing.  You skeptics out there may exclaim, “you dingbat. everybody’s feet feel swollen and bigger at the end of the day.”  No, you don’t understand.   It is just the right foot.  The left foot feels relatively fine.   They whole leg and right hip feel different.  This is what happens when an old, old, old strain is removed.  Changes happen in the body and people feel the difference even way later.  My problem seems to be the exact thing going on with Kris…at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LflCpFLXeCA

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Bunions, Left and Right

September 19, 2010

Like manna from heaven.  I am getting bunions, left and right, literally and figuratively.  I am now supremely confident that osteopathic manipulative treatments is the best non-surgical alternative for BUNION CURE.  I have concluded that treating the causative strain will resolve the forces that cause the great toe to bend in.  Once the joint is freed up, there is more range of motion and it articulates well and initially will even crack by itself.  This patient was treated today.  We were all suprised how well she responded, she, her husband and I.  I do believe that the causative strains for men and women differ.  These sets of photos are before and after.  Note that only after 30 minutes the bunions look better; the angulation of the great toe is much improved.

Valgus Knee and Bunion

September 6, 2010

Okay.  So this is going to be a month of knees and feet.  Carla came to me with this.  What is wrong with this picture?  Seven years ago she fell directly on the left knee.  One year later same thing, direct trauma to the knee.  Most people who fall on their knee repeatedly, they hurt.  Their knees don’t start to turn in our out and move this way or that.  What is going on here?  What is the set up?  There must be some pre-existing condition that would cause these changes.  Yep.  The set up is both upstream and downstream.  Carla has had toe surgery.  The tissue has scarred up and the foot is no longer flexible.  It can no longer adapt and accomodate the traumatic strain from above.  After an initial exam, she also has a scoliosis.  Lo and behold, two anchor points above and below.  Needless to say, she responded very well to osteopathic manipulative treatments.  The knee made significant improvement after the first visit and we will continue to get it better on subsequent visits.  The scoliosis is getting better.  I can not do too much for the toe because of scar tissue but Carla does report that the  whole toe is no longer numb.  Below, is the after photo.  Great isn’t it?

My Big Fat Bunion III

September 3, 2010

I apologize for this perseveration.  I promise this will be my last post on my bunion.  Again, I am still amazed at how wonderful it feels.  I will probably continue to marvel at this development at least for another week (as I have done in the past over other osteopathic epiphanies).  I could not help myself.  I am a picker.  I have to ‘get’ at it.  So last night I grabbed my big toe and fat bunion joint and went at it again.  OOOh, it feels so good.  This time, I treat even the tarsal bone below the bunion.  Later in the evening, my little piggies ache and this time even the other tarsal bones ache, this area is pretty  much the whole “ball of the feet.” The foot feels so good.  Treating my toe and foot returned the foot to about 95% of what it should be.  It seems sad that I am celebrating a return to normal.  My foot had been stuck at a functional fairly decent 75% .  So now, I want the ‘normal’ foot to feel as good.  Last night I take a crack at it.  Alas!  No release.

I think I will make this bunion and feet month.  I have some great photos.  I am starting to get busy.  All this week, I am getting a lot of leg cases too.  I think my goal now is to photograph every new case if I can.  Most of the time when I snap a photo, even I am skeptical that there will be an immediate change.  I can’t wait for my next bunion case, it will be walking in next week.

My Big Fat Bunion

August 31, 2010

Ok.  I had such a good treatment week.  Go view the videos on my YouTube channel – DOCTORHOANG; amazing.  Patients who paid me cash up front were so happy with their results, achieved from inspiration by Dr. Miller – a great old time Osteopath, 80 years old and retired.  I have to keep asking why? and what is the cause?  I convinced myself that podiatrists and the profession is it necessary?  In our most natural state, would we survive anyone taking a knife/scalpel to our precious feet?  Probably not.  We would have a gimp foot forever or until a predator caught us and made a meal of us and our gimp foot.

So, I looked to myself.  My feet are not symmetrical.  I had such great results with my patient, Kris and to me it is so hilarious the dilemma he is in.  He just paid for fancy schmancy orthotics which I advised him to throw away.  Then he has his fancy schmancy Nordstrom different-fitted-sized shoes.  Then I advise him not to buy new shoes.  What is the cause of my right foot being smaller?  Is it because the leg is shorter?  Is all of this a consequence of my mild scoliosis?  Why is it that my right foot has a big fat bunion on it?  In my younger days, I had a proclivity for 3 inch clunky heels.  If I was naturally prone to bunions, how come the left foot didn’t get a bunion?  Was it because it was the normal foot?  Normal size?

I thought why does the R foot bother me as a smaller foot?  Why?  If it is the smaller foot, by a half size in a bigger shoe shouldn’t it feel better with all that room?  If it is uncomfortable, isn’t it the pathological one?  I remembered that when I was 7 years old, I was running around in our front yard chasing down a chicken.  I stubbed my great toe on a sprinkler head.  Boy, did that hurt for a while. Could that be the cause?  I did not believe it myself.  So I went to foot and that great big fat toe and treated it for a compression strain.  Well, well, well…what do you know?  Something happened and it felt better. 

The next day I put socks on and shoved them into a snug pair of shoes.  Went to a birthday party.  Afterwards, guess what?  That right foot bunion felt achy.  The next day, I thought it was my imagination but the toe and foot looked straighter, bigger, and felt better.  Rats!  I forgot to take a picuture.  I grabbed the toe again and proceeded to treat it.  This time, I had the weirdest sensation.  I felt and still feel an achiness in my left 4th and 5th finger and little in my left elbow.   Wow.  Sitting here writing this, my foot and the other little piggies are aching.  I think this foot might be getting bigger…I don’t think I’m imagining it…

I’m still going to take a picture.  I’m not sure if it will change in the next month.  Who knows.  It sure does feel better.  I thought since I missed the opportunity to take a picture, I should probably offer free treatment to the next bunion patient in exchange for pictures, and what do you know, I already found that person.  Wait for the pictures.