Posted 30 May, 09on:
For once, I did not mind going to physical therapy. The last couple of weeks, I have been working with a therapist who makes Jillian from The Biggest Loser look like cream puff. I started iontophoresis treatments. A liquid steroid is put on a special patch that is hooked up to electrodes. The electric current drives the medication deep into the joint. It took a few tries to find the right voltage setting, somewhere between Taser gun setting and licking a nine volt battery. The therapist said it would take about forty-five minutes to complete the treatment. “Would you like for me to close the door and turn down the lights?” Yes! A nap!! I totally fell asleep. He came in a few times to turn up the voltage a bit, but he tried to not disturb me. The plan is to do this (and nap) two to three times a week for a few weeks. Next, I will be more prepared… mp3 player, comfy clothes, Crackberry, a book perhaps. After the week I had, getting zapped was just what I needed.
I don’t know if it is helping my knee, but it sure helped my stress level.