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Postby Ken » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:44 pm

I need new footbeds. My old PMTS footbeds are pretty ragged, and my body has changed. I now walk in my everyday orthotics very well with about 6° posting on the right heel (my guess at the angles), 3° for the right fore foot, about 5° for the left heel, which is big change from the old footbeds. The pronation was moving my knees out of alignment and over the years may have contributed to my patella femoral arthritis (no cartilage on the back of the kneecap). These orthotics were set up by a physical therapist who evaluated my feet, my ankles, my knees, my hips, and my gait.

So...for footbeds----Maybe I could get to Jay in Portland for PMTS footbeds, but Jay didn't answer the contact form on his web page. I'll be in Vail in March without a car, but I need something in November or December to ease that knee. Perhaps the physical therapist could make full length rigid orthotics that could work as footbeds. Or a local boot fitter could match the orthotics correction in rigid footbeds. I've heard Harald speak of the importance of the flexibility in the footbeds he makes.

Suggestions? What can I best do soon?

About the knees...I got bone marrow stem cell injections into the knees. The left has a deteriorated meniscus. Dr. Mark Wagner, MD, in Seattle did them. He injected blood centrifuged to platelet rich plasma, fat cells centrifuged to stem cells, hip bone marrow centrifuged to stem cells into each knee. About 20-25 cc into each knee. It's working! At 3 months I'm discomfort free for walking, stairs & hills both up & down, moderate biking, squats & lunges limited to 45°. They continue to get better, and I'm ramping up my preseason workouts.

I'm not a candidate for knee replacement; they're not bad enough yet. They only used to hurt when I was having fun. I'm allergic to the strong anti inflammatories--diclofenac (Voltaren), meloxican (Mobic), probably Celebrex. OTC--ibuprofen, naproxen--isn't strong enough. I haven't tried CBD, but may soon. The stem cell injections were about my last choice, so I did it.
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Re: Footbeds

Postby David25 » Thu May 17, 2018 1:37 am

I'm glad stem cell therapy has helped you.

BUT! You have to be very careful selecting the clinic for stem cells injections. And here is why. The outrageous facts I've found.

The chief scientific officer at one of the most famous stem cell clinic, the US Stem Cell Clinic, doesn't have any degree in medicine and cell biology. Dr Kristin Comella is a virutal PhD. I was literally shocked.

She touts that she was voted #1 on The Academy of Regenerative Practices list of top 10 Stem Cell Innovators. The clinic and Kristin Comella claim to treat such conditions as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain trauma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), whereas their chief scientific officer is a doctor who went to a medical school in a mini-mall!

Recently she received her “PhD” from a virtual non-accredited university based overseas. Is nothing sacred anymore??

They charge $5-15,000 per procedure. I'm sorry but online diploma is below my expectations for any procedure, especially for the one that costs so much and can actually left me blinded.

On the Internet you can find many articles with other shocking facts about this clinic. How three women lost their sight after the procedures at US Stem Cell Clinic.

The worst part is if you type into Google “Kristin Comella” you’ll see only ‘clean’ results. Like she is a lamblike person.

But if you type ‘Kristin Comella patient blinded’ you will see the real face of that clinic and its chief scientific officer.

Be very selective when choosing the place where you are about to spend your money and receive any medical assistance. Always ask whether the doctor is MD (medical doctor) or DC (Doctor of Chiropractic), where he or she received the degree and other questions which will help you to conclude that the clinic and the doctors are trustworthy. Don't be complacent about stuff like this.

Good luck and take care
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