Patient Story: Staying On Your Toes

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One of Dr. Christy’s patients recently sent in her story. She had lived with pain for nearly two years before she found Airrosti. After just a few minutes with Dr. Christy, she knew she was in good hands. He was able to finally relieve her pain and give her her life back.

My story started two years ago. We were outside fixing the fence when through messing around with my son, I fell on my left leg and broke my ankle in 3 places, shattered a piece, and dislocated the whole thing. What I thought was going to be a six to eight week healing process soon became a six-month healing process. The doctor set me straight pretty quickly on that one.
However, it was not six months. Two years later I was still dealing with it. I could not tip toe, I could not jump, I could not run or jog, going upstairs was very slow – coming downstairs was slower, and stepping off curbs was always very calculated. I didn’t do anything without thinking about how it was going to affect my ankle first. I also got very very very frustrated and discouraged at this point.
I was honestly looking at going back to the orthopedic surgeon with probable exploratory surgery in my future. I asked my chiropractor one last time to look at it. I had already asked him about six times over the course of the last two years. Every time he said no. But this last time he suggested something that he had recently heard about. It was a place called Airrosti. So I gave it a shot.
I went to see Dr. Christy on April 5th. I wasn’t sure what to expect from him other than I knew he was one of the founding doctors of this procedure. I also knew he had experience with working with some pro athletes as well. These two things alone gave me some hope that maybe someone would finally be able to help me.
I walked into his office, he greeted me (not a receptionist), and brought me back to the room. Here, he wanted to know every detail of what happened in my initial injury. He wasn’t like all the other doctors who wanted just a general idea of what happened. You could physically see him piecing together every little aspect of it. You could see him working the details through his mind.
When I was done with my story, he looked at me and said, “I know exactly what’s wrong with you.” Now, because I’ve been through multiple doctors already, I’m at the point to where I don’t believe doctors immediately. I question everything now. Many doctors have told me this should help or this will fix you, and it didn’t. So when he said this, I’m thinking,”Ok, let’s hear it.” He looked at me and said, ” it’s your hip.” Excuse me, my hip? This I gotta hear.
He then began to explain that as I fell I landed on my leg in such a way that actually rotated my hip out of socket. The doctors during the emergency didn’t look anywhere else other than my ankle. They corrected my ankle the best they could, but they didn’t fix everything. My hip was still out of socket and my ankle was not in its proper location. They set it, but it was not exactly where it needed to be. Dr. Christie then proceeded with putting my hip back in socket. This was not pleasant, but it was well worth it.
After that, he had me get up and move around and walk around. Already I’m starting to notice a difference. He then goes to my ankle. From there, he puts my ankle joint back in its proper location. Yes, it was painful. Anytime something is out of joint and you’re putting it back where it belongs, it’s not going to be nice and easy. But again, very very well worth it. He then had me get up off the table and proceeded to show me all of the things that I could not do previously.
Remember now, he has only just now put everything back where it belongs. Immediately, read that again, IMMEDIATELY I was able to tiptoe, I was able to bounce, I was able to run in place. Mind you, it’s been two years so I couldn’t do a whole lot of exertion because my muscles are still very weak. But I couldn’t do any of this when I walked into his office. None!
After just a few visits at his office, I now live my life 95% free of pain. On my next to the last visit, he worked on an area that even he didn’t think he could help. Guess what? He took care of it. He freed it from the scar tissue that was holding it down.
There are things that happen from surgery that are not correctable. There are days when I don’t have time to do my strengthening exercises or my stretches, and that allows the pain to come in. But if I stay on top of the exercises, strengthening, and stretching the way his office trained me to do, I’m free again.
I’m now looking at upping my ability to a light trot, to a jog, to a jump anytime I feel like it, to tip toeing without even thinking about it. I did that the other day and I got so excited. I didn’t even think about it and I just did it. I realized while I was standing on my tiptoes what I was doing. Do you know how that feels? This was all because a doctor took the time to figure out how things work and put that into practice for his patients so that they could live life again to the fullest that they’re able.
I now tell everybody I know about dr. Christy and the airrosti procedure. I know without a shadow of a doubt, because of my immediate and instant healing, this could help so many people If only they know about it. I certainly intend to do my part to get the word out there. Thank you Dr. Christie, thank you Airrosti Center, and thank you God for granted prayers.
– Ina Bullard

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