I have my new Exogen 4000 bone growth stimulator.
When I saw the podiatrist and received the bad news that my crushed toe was not knitting back together, I was really depressed. After all, I make my living and get some of my sanity from pilates and exercise, neither of which are fully available for me in this condition.
After relegating me to 5 more boot weeks (now only 3 as of tomorrow!), he prescribed an Exogen Bone Growth Stimulator device for me to use daily for 20 minutes.
His office had the Exogen rep contact me after talking to my insurance company. The cash rate was less than my co-pay plus deductible on Durable Medical Equipment, and is billable with no interest.
Basically, this device delivers a specific frequency of ultrasound waves that offers enough 'impact' to the bone pieces to stimulate healing and knitting. While using the device doesn't hurt at all, my toe is hurting more since I started with the Exogen last Friday. Not bone pain, but nerve stuff, which makes me think something is happening there!
This device has helped many people avoid surgery and get on with their lives. I can't wait until my next x-ray 8/30. And I seriously can't wait to move my ankle! Foot cramps. Can't move foot. Need I say more?
My next post will discuss the chinese medicine herbal formula that I have added on the advice of my awesome acupuncturist Craig.
Have you had any broken bones? Have you used the Exogen 4000 or another bone stimulator? What was your experience? Leave a comment and let me know!