I’m a pretty active 59 year old male. I recently began experiencing gout-like symptoms- tenderness, swelling, and pain- in my right big toe joint. It hurt to walk, throbbed at night and even the weight of the blankets were uncomfortable. In consultation with my doctor, the regular treatment for the big toe would include anti-inflammatory medication. I have a pre-existing medical issue that currently requires me to take a blood thinner so this ruled out regular pain relievers and gout-type treatments. As an alternative, the doctor prescribed Prednisone to use when I felt the symptoms coming on. From what I read about Prednisone it seems like a pretty harsh medication. My condition seemed to be chronic in that the swelling and pain would fluctuate but never really go away. It felt like I constantly had a “stubbed” big toe! In my search for alternative treatment, I was referred to the staff at Calm Surrender who practice Bio flex laser therapy. After 3 treatments I noticed a big improvement. The swelling was greatly reduced as well as the pain. After 10 treatments my toe joint seems to be back to normal. The swelling is gone and there is no pain. I will continue with periodic maintenance treatments as this seems to have solved my condition. I particularly like the fact that it’s non-invasive and I don’t need to take medications for my condition.
Thank you to the excellent staff at Calm Surrender!