Hello this is Dr.Bills with Next Step Foot & Ankle. I would like to introduce you to Tara here. She's gonna give us a little story about why she came to see us and the results of some of the treatment that we have given her.
Tara: I came to see Dr. Bills because I have had foot pain for about a year and a half. I had seen multiple doctors and nobody could help me, tried pills, creams, braces, things like that. Nothing was working at all. I was just at wits end. I went on the internet, I looked at Dr. Silvester and Dr. Bills...saw some videos and said these are the docs for me.
So my first treatment I came in saw Dr. Bills, he listened to everything I had to say didn't think that I was crazy or was making up these pains. And really helped me out, gave me some injections that kinda helped a little bit. We went through surgery because that was the treatment for me. Zero pain after surgery. I mean it was just amazing. I had some ibuprofen, some other medications and it was 100% better. I couldn't sleep before and now I'm sleeping through the night without any pains. It's life changing absolutely life changing.
Bills: How long again have you been having this pain?
Tara: A year and a half I had the pain with no relief. I tried everything and started getting really severe, started getting nerve numbness through out the foot and the pain was just too much and I almost changed careers because of it.
Bills: Again what type of work are you doing?
Tara: I am an R.N. I'm a registered nurse, I'm a floor nurse I work in a hospital 12 hours a day 3 - 4 days a week. So its high pressure job it's a lot of walking a lot of movement. Its my life.
Bills: Yea she told me shes gonna start applying for a desk job.
Tara: Which would just be tragic for me because I just love bedside patient work and things like that but yea. I mean if it wasn't for you guys there wasn't a way to continue my career the way I am now.
Bills: So coming back to the surgery, how long was your recover after the surgery.
Tara: My recovery was three weeks because there was a boot after the boot then I had to stand then I had to walk and things like that. After I got out of the boot, I was back to normal. I could walk. As I was going there's going to be a little bit of pain as your going to recover because your muscles get tired. But full recovery-- 4 weeks. And I was back to normal, back to working my regular job, everything was great.
Bills: Again we just appreciate you putting your trust in us. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Tara: I would recommend you guys to anybody... absolutely amazing... life changers. Thank you.