Important update to all friends and patients.
We are now Healthy Cape Community Acupuncture, which is joining the Entire Health and Wellness Center at 17 Trinity Place Suite D, Mashpee, MA 02649
(Route 28-Falmouth Road, half way between R-130 and the Mashpee Commons).
Ph# 310) 617.7483
Hours: Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Thursdays, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
It all began on May 10th 2013, when I went for a walk, returned home...sat for awhile then tried to get up, I had a difficult time, my right leg was in a great deal of pain. I had been getting some discomfort for several weeks and blamed it on other things. There was no ignoring the pain that day.
Saturday morning showed no improvement...my husband suggested that I go to a Walk In Clinic, which I finally agreed to. Their suggestion was to go to the Emergency Room, have an X-ray and Ultrasound. Their findings; I had a Baker's Cyst; their directions were to 'go home; ice it, take Aleve and call my doctor on Monday".
The pain become more intense, I wasn't able to put any weight on my foot or walk. I tried crutches, a walker and even crawled. I decided to call an Orthopedic doctor and I begged them to see me that day, which they did. More X-rays...,yes they did see the Backer's Cyst, but didn't think that this was what was causing so much pain. Next step was an x-ray of my hip, which proved negative. They sent me home with a prescription for Vicodin & Prednisone, I told I would not take them, because I am hypersensitive to most drugs.
It is now Wednesday and I am only getting worse. The pain is like nothing I have ever experienced before, I try Tylenol, no relief. My son made a suggestion that maybe I should try acupuncture...great idea. Then I made an appointment that very same day to see Antonio DaSilva, Lic. Ac. Finally I had hopes of some relief.
Just walking... I mean being pushed, into that entrance in the walker, (that I was using as a wheelchair), made me feel calmer, and made one of the best decision in my life, and that is no exaggeration.
I had three treatments that week and the improvement and relief of pain was unbelievable.
I continued my treatments three times that following week.
The following week, I had progressed even more...no more walker, just a limp and much less pain.
The week after that, I had no limp and absolutely no pain.
Thank You, Thank You, I can't say that enough.