Susan Duve, DC, LAc
Duve Wellness Center
201 W. Queen Isabella Blvd
Port Isabel, TX 78578 United States
Substantial Relief from Pain of Lateral Epicondylitis
A female patient, age 59, came for treatment in April 2011. She suffered from an aggravation of an old elbow injury. She had lifted something heavy which started a sharp burning pain in the elbow. The symptoms included right hand weakness as well as loss of grip strength. The MD had diagnosed Epicondylitis and radio head sublimation. One steroid injection had been prescribed. It yielded temporary relief but the pain returned.
Dr. Duvé prescribed a combined treatment program of five sessions (one hour each) for a total length of two weeks. It was composed of acupuncture, physiotherapy with far infrared heat, trigger point therapy, infrasonic massage, six herbal patches as well as adjustments of the radio head and the carpals (nine bones related to each wrist). In addition, the patient was facilitated with nutrients such as Standard Process, Cataplexy, F Catalan and trace minerals B12.
After two weeks significant relief of pain had been accomplished. The swelling had been substantially reduced. The healing process continued thereafter without additional need for treatment.
Successful Healing of Meniscal Knee Injury
A 50 year old woman approached Dr. Duvé on June 7th 2011 with knee problems. She suffered from severe pain (8 out of 10) in her right knee originated by a meniscus tear and a medial displacement (from step aerobics). She was unable to flex her knee without extreme pain. It could not be straightened without popping. She had difficulties in walking. The knee did not support her body weight. She was diagnosed with a right medial meniscus protrusion and edema.
Bussiness Hours: Mon-Thu (9AM-12PM and 2PM-5PM)
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: $78 (for phone consultation); by arrangement (in-person)
Dr. Duvé started a combined treatment program composed of herbal patches (six patches), chiropractic adjustments (activator adjustments to the medial meniscus and full spinal adjustments) as well as knee taping with kinesis tape. The practitioner also casted for orthotics, i.e. the patient’s feet were scanned, orthotics have been produced for her shoes and as a result the collapsed probation have been supported to protect the knee from further injury (foot biomechanics rotate the knee inwards which puts stress on the meniscus potentially causing injury). The treatment is still in progress.
After two days only (June 9) significant improvements could be observed. The swelling had been substantially reduced and the flexion had been greatly enhanced. The complete bending of the knee had become possible again. The results are promising.