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San Diego Polio Survivors

Members of this group are polio survivors who live in and around the San Diego area.Meetings are odd month Saturdays at the County Health Department building at 3851 Rosecrans Street, San Diego, CA 92110.  Use Google Maps for directions or call Rick at 619-884-1220 (tel:619-884-1220).  The meeting place is a large white county building with a large parking lot in front. There is ample free parking right next to the front door.Meetings start at 10am and conclude at 12 noon.See More
May 14
Dan Hicks replied to joseph m gifford's discussion leg and foot pain
"It's worth a try to get a "noodle" (the ones used in PT are like swimming noodles but a bit stiffer and covered with bumps -- but a swimming noodle would probably work). You put the noodle on the floor, sit on it, then, rather…"
Apr 24
joseph m gifford replied to joseph m gifford's discussion leg and foot pain
"I can say that from my experience the only good physical therapy has do for me is to lighten my wallet. I have been sent by dr.'s several times. I not only went but did the exercises I was supposed to do. I got the impression that when a Doctor…"
Apr 24
Dan Hicks replied to joseph m gifford's discussion leg and foot pain
"I'll mention that to some degree your "shooting" leg pain is suggestive of piriformis syndrome, otherwise known as "false sciatica".  Basically, this is a condition where the piriformis muscle in the butt goes into…"
Apr 24
joseph m gifford replied to joseph m gifford's discussion leg and foot pain
"I went to a specialist on my back pain he looked at all the records and told my the arthritis was in every vertebrae. he said there was nothing that could be done because it was impossible to fix them all. told me that pain medication was the only…"
Apr 23
Dan Hicks replied to joseph m gifford's discussion leg and foot pain
"It's tough, I know.  I've had an assortment of pains, with an assortment of causes.  Some of the worst was a little over a year ago when I had shoulder surgery (due to a fall) and then, because I was sleeping on one side all the…"
Apr 23
joseph m gifford replied to joseph m gifford's discussion leg and foot pain
"as far as the pain pills go I am taking 80 mg oxy 2 times a day and have 3 hydromorphon 4 mg 3x daily when the pain really gets out of control. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have the pain medication. with the pain I…"
Apr 23
Cheryl Stanton replied to joseph m gifford's discussion leg and foot pain
"Don't be sorry, it's what we all suffer with. I have that pain too all day long and in all different positions, it's daily and all night and wakes me up a lot. I hear you on not getting good sleep, it's terrible. I've only…"
Apr 23

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leg and foot pain 7 Replies

I haven't visited this page for a long time don't know why but maybe because I was flat trying to ignore problems and pain. lately I have had a lot of pain in my legs feet and all over. I can be…Continue

Started by joseph m gifford in Symptoms. Last reply by Dan Hicks Apr 24.

Sore neck musscles 15 Replies

sore neck muscles, sometimes just one side from ear down into into shoulder, with the muscles in the neck being the most painful. Has anyone else had such an issue? They are very sore to the touch.Continue

Started by shari Johnston in Symptoms. Last reply by joseph m gifford Apr 22.

Magnesium 2 Replies

One recent discovery I've made is that I've apparently been deficient in the mineral magnesium for some time (possibly most of my life).It's kind of complicated how I came to suspect this, but a…Continue

Started by Dan Hicks in Diagnosis and Treatment of PPS. Last reply by Dan Hicks Mar 31.

I'm new to this website and I don't know anybody 2 Replies

Hello,My name is Susie.  I'm new on this site.  I have had PostPolio since I was an infant. It affected my left leg.  I can still walk, but I walk with a limp.  I'm looking to connect with people who…Continue

Started by Susie kearney in Connecting. Last reply by Cheryl Stanton Mar 30.

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Started by Salk Institute in Connecting. Last reply by Dan Hicks Mar 30.

Cold feet 1 Reply

Wondering if anyone else has this problem?It comes and goes.  I'll be fine and then 15 minutes later I have cold feet.  The sensation will last several hours and then go away.  Tends to be…Continue

Started by Dan Hicks in Symptoms. Last reply by Cheryl Stanton Mar 14.

 
 
 

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