I once had a patient Olivia (real name for once) who longed to be a professional ballerina. She even lied about her age so the San Francisco Ballet School would accept her. Well, Olivia was one day away from ankle surgery since I was convinced an extra bone in the back of her ankle (os trigonum) was causing her pain. I tried 6 months of physical therapy and could not get her better. Two days before her surgery she accompanied her friend to the friend's chiropractic visit. The friend asked if the chiropractor would look at the ankle. All I know was that there was some adjustment done, and now 20 years later, she has never had to have surgery. She had a great 16 year career in ballet, and now is the mother of three. I still see her mom and get the updates. I grew up a little more the day we cancelled Olivia's surgery.
Dr Blake's comment: I am not sure if you can ever document these joint dysfunctions on X-ray or MRI.
Anyway, I am hopeful that this approach will result in a full recovery in a fairly short period of time, but if for some reason it doesn’t, I might ask for your help again. I am appreciative of all the things you have done to try to help me before this. Thank you for that.