David Coleman - Shares a Recovery Story
In October of 1998, after 10 years of working with computers as a graphic designer, I suffered a serious repetitive motion injury to my hands, wrists, and elbows that altered my existence into a daily regimen of debilitating pain and limitation. I couldn't hold open a book for more than a few seconds, couldn't use my hands to hold my baby girl, and suffered holding utensils or brushing my hair. Since that day, I've met with countless doctors (including trips to the renowned Mayo Clinic), gone through numerous pain medications, and have had many sessions of physical therapy and rehabilitation. In my quest to overcome my injury, I've looked at nearly every device available to help out people with RSI problems. Among the many alternatives, I tried acupuncture, learned to use a computer with my feet, employed speech recognition, and used a "mouse" device by moving my head.
By early 2005, although my condition was drastically improved, I still needed to rely on numerous adjunct devices to continue my life as a graphic designer. Though I'm now self-employed, I still take pain medication daily, and I continue to use my feet for about 90% of my time on the computer. Recently, in my never-ending quest to overcome the pain I still feel, I read some positive reviews about Armaid on the internet. With a healthy dose of skepticism, but willing to give Armaid a try, I received the product in January of 2005.
As was suggested, I took it slow at first, using it on my forearms and hands for just a few minutes at a time, once or twice a day. Although I had some mild pain (as I was told I probably would by the Armaid folks) after first use, I considered the self-massage a "good" pain - like something new was happening . . . like something was getting accomplished. Surprisingly, after the 2nd day of using Armaid, my arms felt differently. The best way I can describe it is that my arms felt "free" and "lighter." I felt it was too good to be true when my pain subsided after just two days of use, so I held off telling anyone about Armaid, even my wife. I was not convinced that what I was feeling (or not feeling in this case) wasn't "all in my head."
Well, I've been using the Armaid for about a month now, and I really cannot believe it! I have not had a single day of pain since! After doing everything imaginable to beat this enormously debilitating injury - an injury that threatened my livelihood - this simple device has done what nothing else could; it has given me back a pain-free life! It has given me confidence and hope where little existed before! You've taken an injury that changed my life for the worse, that some of the finest doctors in the world (including those I saw at the Mayo Clinic) were completely dumbfounded about, and erased it away in 2 days! All I can say in all honesty and sincerity to Terry Cross and everyone involved with Armaid; Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Please, for the sake of all the people who are still suffering like I was - get this wonderful product in the hands of all those physical therapists, doctors, and other rehab specialists who don't know of its existence. And for anyone else who can relate at all to my story, you owe it to yourself to give Armaid a try! Thank you so much!