A lady in her early 50s found Dr Ashvy after hearing her speak at a conference; where dr ashvy had talked about her own debilitating back pain (and plantar fasciitis and shin splint) that she had been suffering from for 20+ years. The patient had seen multiple doctors, physiotherapists and pain specialists over the year and the pain had never really gone. Her MRI scan had not shown much other than ‘degenerated lumbar discs at L4 and L5’. Her hip and back Xrays were also normal.
When she saw dr Ashvy; she remembers being shocked that the doctor wanted to look at her feet. There she discovered that the issue had started here; the patient had severely flat feet, midly knocked knees and she was also hypermobile. These two factors combined had slowly caused the issue to travel up the back. Dr Ashvy immediately changed her footwear (moving away from the ultra cushioned shoes to ones that were more similar to nature). She changed her exercise, removed inflammatory foods and of ibuprofen, offering gentler alternatives. She advised more barefoot shoes and then supported the patient as her nerves, ligaments and tendons in her feet started to heel. This eventually led to an upward healing of her back and the patient has led a pain free life since then.