In February 2008, I squeezed my left thigh with a 245 lb barbell. That thigh shrunk from 26 inches to 24 inches in 3 weeks and I had pain in my knees, ankles, hips, neck, back, arms, and shoulders. I could not make a tight fist with my right hand because my index finger was tender in the joints. When I walked there was a click in my right hip joint. I got very tired when I walked 100 yards.
I had been seeing a chiropractor monthly since 2000 when I hurt my back doing leg-press. I had been competing in master’s track and field as a sprinter since 1998 as age 41. When I got hurt in 2008, my chiropractor could not help me. I decided to get a massage to see if that would work out the pains. Berkley had just recently started at Capitol Rehab and suggested that I talk to Dr. Mayer because he is awesome.
At the end of my massage, I saw Dr. Mayer and told him my story. He told me that I have one leg shorter than the other, I am standing crooked, am not breathing right. He also told me that I can’t possibly run like that. I told him that I was running up to a month before this, but now I cannot walk 100 yards without stopping to rest. He told me that he could help me and to make an appointment.
Two months later I was back in competition and telling everybody about my sports doctor. He has also worked miracles on other people that have taken my advice to go see him.