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by calman
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calman's case
Replies: 25
Views: 413

Re: Scrotum Skin Pain Trigger Point

It is definitely not jock itch. Other ideas?
by calman
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calman's case
Replies: 25
Views: 413

Scrotum Skin Pain Trigger Point

Can someone point me to the location of trigger points that correspond with hyper-sensitive (itching, burning) scrotum skin that is more towards the front of the body than the back? What should I be working on? Also, the tissue is more sensitive towards the center than the sides?
by calman
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Flare Again (includes allergies)
Replies: 15
Views: 724

Re: Flare Again (includes allergies)

Neue01, are you taking hot baths or jacuzzis or using heating pads after your self trigger point work? I find that helps. You use a tool, don't you? I found that my PT's fingers weren't long enough to work TPs in the piriformis and I think those helped perpetuate pain. Lastly, have you checked yours...
by calman
Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chest Pain (fearful of Heart Attack)
Replies: 18
Views: 406

For Richie re Singulair

I couldn't post a reply on the pertinent thread so I'm trying here. How does Singulair help with pelvic pain? I thought it was for allergies.
by calman
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: For Webslave - Coffee, Urine Acidification & Flares
Replies: 1
Views: 337

For Webslave - Coffee, Urine Acidification & Flares

Webslave,
I read one of your old posts that says that coffee can cause flares by acidifying the urine. Would you explain why?
by calman
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sensation Loss and perineal congestion
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Sensation Loss and perineal congestion

Neue01,

I went back and read a lot of your old posts. Do you take hot baths after self-PT or do the stretches? Those might help you.
by calman
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Trigger Points
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Trigger Points

Thanks neue01. It's good to know that sometimes they can take that long to clear. I don't get the same release you get. I just find that when it is effective the pain is great at first and then dissipates over the approx. 60 seconds I apply pressure. Also, I usually don't feel an instant referral of...
by calman
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sensation Loss and perineal congestion
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Sensation Loss and perineal congestion

By the way, I found that nerve blocks made me worse, not better.
by calman
Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sensation Loss and perineal congestion
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Working on yourself

I agree with neue01. Learn to do your own self-PT and to work internally. Keep in mind that the walls of the rectum are paper thin so be careful and use lots of lube. The "Slender 7" curved personal body massager" is available on Amazon if you search for it with those words. Obviously, you use it wi...
by calman
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Trigger Points
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Trigger Points

I'd like to know how long it generally takes others to get rid of a trigger point. I have one particular trigger point that I work rectally. It is about 3 inches up, probably in the obturator internus or piriformis . I have worked it every day for the past month and it has improved only minimally. H...
by calman
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calman's case
Replies: 25
Views: 413

Calman's case

I'd like to know how long it generally takes others to get rid of a trigger point. I have one particular trigger point that I work rectally. It is about 3 inches up, probably in the obturator, levator or piriformis attachment. I have worked it every day for the past month and it has improved only mi...
by calman
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: BEMER bio-electro-magnetic-energy-regulation mat
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: BEMER bio-electro-magnetic-energy-regulation mat

Gary and Webslave,

Thanks to both of you for responding.

Gary, please let us know how it goes.
by calman
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: BEMER bio-electro-magnetic-energy-regulation mat
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Weblslave & Others - Re BEMER and these studies

Webslave and others, I found some positive studies for PEMT (pulsed electromagnetic therapy). These don't relate specifically to the BEMER but what do you all think? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15879822 (fairly recent study on men with pelvic pain) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7531030 (...
by calman
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP!! Just need to talk
Replies: 25
Views: 844

Re: HELP!! Just need to talk

Buy Clair Davies book, The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. Check out the gluteus medius section in addition to the piriformis. I agree with using the tennis ball to find and work the trigger points. Do you have Morton's foot, where the second metatarsal is longer than the first? That can cause all k...
by calman
Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: BEMER bio-electro-magnetic-energy-regulation mat
Replies: 7
Views: 259

BEMER bio-electro-magnetic-energy-regulation mat

Has anyone heard of the bio-electro-magnetic-energy-regulation mat? It is out of Switzerland and is supposed to help with: Overall effects - improved blood circulation - increased oxygen concentration in the blood - improved blood flow - overall metabolic regulation of the blood - improvement of the...