Helen Burkhalter, a now smiling, incredibly young looking 70 year old patient, was suffering from foot pain for over 8 years. Helen had a bunion, degeneration of the bone in her foot and her big toe was jammed; all of which were contributing to her pain. About 2 years ago the pain had become unbearable. Helen was receiving cortisone shots that initially worked only temporarily. As she received more shots, they worked less and less, until the cortisone just didn’t work anymore. Helen had decided to seek acupuncture after deciding not to have surgery on her bunion. Helen said the first couple of treatments didn’t really produce a profound improvement, but… from the third treatment on, she started to feel better and better. When Helen first came to ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center her pain level was a 10 out of 10. After just 12 treatments, her pain is now down to a 1 out of 10. Along with traditional acupuncture, Helen received physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture with stimulation and ultra-sound. She is so relieved that she is no longer in pain all the time. Helen’s mood has improved and her overall outlook is much more positive now that she is without pain. Helen was very impressed with how the staff at ARC handled all her questions and concerns with such patience and professionalism. She believes that the therapists are very knowledgeable and is completely comfortable referring her friends and family to ARC Physical Therapy and Pain Center.