My main complaint from the beginning of my journey has been lower back pain. It feels like a raw open nerve. It is definitely from spinal lesions. Doctors ran ever test in the book only to continue thinking I was 1. a drug seeker or 2. a big baby as only a bit of arthritis showed.
When I do PT, I TELL them what I will and won't do. They don't pay the price. I do. I suggest next time letting them know that type of exercise is off limits. If you are not sure let them start slowly...like maybe five. I think twenty is excessive given you had just started.
Personally, I wouldn't be very happy with the service and begin being a rather LOUD advocate for myself.
Always tell them if you are in pain. My therapist always does things to my tolerance level and SLOWLY advances.
As for the AFO...I was going to give you a direct but there are so many. Go to "Search this Community" on this page in the upper right hand column. Search for 'foot drop AFO' you will find pages of such information.
Wow! Does this sound like what happened to me a few weeks ago. I started therapy a few weeks ago. A few days after, I experienced some of the most excruciating pain I have ever felt in my left hip. I tried to explain this to them, but they just told me to "work through the pain". BS!!!!
I agree with everyone else; don't let them tell you, you should tell them. They are not the one's who have to deal with the aftermath. (I guess I should take my own advice, lol!)
I also got an AFO a few weeks ago. I have mixed feelings about it. If you can, you should maybe shoot for a custom made one. I have a stock AFO because I cannot afford to pay for the custom one right now. I think it would be a lot better though.
i can so relate to your pain !!
when i first had physio i was just like you in so much pain and disconfort and could not raise from sitting .cos i did what they told me to do
i have suffered with back pain for a very long time like sumann and they thought it was just a bad back ??? how wrong they were i now have ppms.
please dont let them push you around you alone know your limits.
just take your time i do physio twice a week now and look forward to it.
it helps to keep me mobile and helps with my posture wich helps with my spasms.
good luck hope this helps
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