Wednesday, July 21, 2010


My elbows are absolutely pain-free! I've been working out like a banshee all week, but NOTHING! No pain! I had a final appointment with my chiro/joint doctor this morning, and he said that my results are better than even he had anticipated!

Yesterday's workout was lat pulldowns, deadlifts, seated rows, shrugs, and triceps pushdowns. Tuesday's workout, I did bench press, inclined bench press, and shoulder press. Monday's workout, I did squats, hamstring curls, calf raises, and then preacher curls and wrist curls.

All of the upper body work, plus slinging the plates around as I changed out weight for different exercises, would have killed my elbows and made them hurt like they were full of broken glass, just a month ago. I feel fantastic! (Well, let me qualify that: My whole body is sore as hell!) But no elbow pain.

My chiro/joint doctor has been using something called A.R.T., or Active Release Technique, which consists of him pressing into my forearms and elbows on certain points with his thumbs, and having me go through range of motion movements. Then he picks a couple more points, and has me go through some more ROM movements.

Today was my fifth visit, and truth be told, I really didn't need to go, but I thought I'd go have one last checkup. Four visits, and this injury that has plagued me for the last year and a half is 100% healed! It's a miracle...

Dr. Jacobs, thank you, thank you, thank you!! :-))))


  1. Fantastic - you must feel like you've got new elbows!

  2. I'm soooooooooooooooooo super happy for you!!!!!! I wish I was closer to go see your doctor, I'm having a problem in my right thumb, from so many massages! It's not bad enough to stop me, but I don't want it to get worst!
    THanks for sharing all your improvement, and hard work.... it helps to get the rest of us moving!! You'll be an awesome teacher one day!!!

  3. Thank you so much, Irma!! :-))) I hope your situation with your thumb heals up... The way I found my doctor, was doing a web search for "Graston Technique" and it brought back several different chiropractors and joint specialists. I hope you find someone that can bring you some relief. ((Abrazo!))