Leg, Knee and Foot Pain Testimonials

chiropractor in des moines
Josh Maxwell
Waukee Head Boys’ Cross Country Coach

July 30, 2009

I went to Dr. Krohse when I saw that he performs ART, after I had read about ART. I thought that treatment might help me. I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis since 2004. I am a former collegiate distance runner and try to still enjoy running. It is hard to enjoy the great sport of running when you have something hurting you each step.  I had tried acupuncture, physical therapy, shoe inserts, and cortisone shots.  So, you could say I’ve tried about everything to get healthy.

Dr. Krohse did a thorough job of evaluating my posture and my feet.  After each treatment, I felt my feet getting better.  After two weeks of treatment, I was running pain free for the first time in 5 years.  I know at times the scar tissue will build up and it will be painful but I know Dr. Krohse will be able to use his techniques with ART to get me back running.  I would recommend ART to my athletes that I train and to any athlete who has pain that would benefit from this treatment. 

L. Walters

July 11, 2009

 Hi Dr. Krohse,

I just want you to know that my knee is 85% better since my last visit. I stretch every morning before I get up and do some of the massages that you did on my knee when if gets tired. I can walk, bend and climb up and down steps and hills, even very steep ones, without pain. Thank you so much from saving me from having surgery!
With warmest regards,
L. Walters
Calli Ott
Des Moines

April 5, 2009

As far as chiropractic care is concerned, I have transitioned from a skeptic to a firm believer. I was experiencing back pain with tingling and numbness in my back, as well as pain and numbness down the outside of my legs. I had lived with this for a number of years, and decided it would just be a way of life for me. It affected a number of daily activities including washing dishes, doing laundry, sitting, standing, and countless others. After treatment with Dr. Krohse, which included Active Release Technique, the pain, tingling and numbness have significantly subsided in my back, and completely gone away in my legs. I will certainly never live without chiropractic care again.

West Des Moines

January 6, 2009

I had been to chiropractors before with so-so results, but when my low-back pain landed me in urgent care, I decided to look again. (Muscle relaxers are not my idea of a solution.) As a cycling instructor and kickboxer, I don't like to sit still. I found Dr. Krohse from an online search. His testimonials sounded promising, and as an athlete himself, I thought he would understand my need to keep moving. After an extremely thorough exam, Dr. Krohse began to treat and greatly reduce my low-back pain. Not only that, but he also used the active release technique to decrease my migraines and knee pain. I'm back to kickboxing and teaching cycling class pain-free! I've recommended Dr. Krohse to many friends. He produces positive results, and he's a great guy.

Mark Ohnemus

October 31, 2008

I came in for what I thought was a chronic hamstring pain that I could not get to go away.  From November of 2007 until October 1st the level of pain was getting to be so high that I was ready to give up my only real hobby – running.  Then I meet Dr. David after a running event.  He uses a couple of terms describing my condition and believes he can help.  It seems like a futile effort but low and behold within only a couple of sessions the problem was going away!  While visiting him I also mentioned my sore knees.  With therapy and alignment that too has also dissipated.  Can I believe it?  Hardly not, but I have to; the pain is gone within one month!  Unbelievable - thanks a bunch!

(To someone considering trying care with Dr. Krohse, I’d say) What are you going to lose?  Money, time.  If he can help your body do what it’s supposed to do, let me ask you why wouldn’t you see him, unless you like pain.

Sheila Lacy
Des Moines
September 25, 2008

I had the privilege of being invited to a BNI (Business Networking International) West-End Chapter meeting where I first met Dr. David Krohse. Dr. Krohse gave a presentation on ART (Active Release Technique) for knees. Now I must tell you I was not a big fan of going to a doctor for any medical conditions. I tell you this so you will understand the depth of pain I experienced from a high school basketball injury in 1988. The only remedy I was aware of at the time was surgery. Since I knew I would not play basketball again, I did not force the issue. Thus I went for the next 20 years in knee pain. The pain continued to get worse. It became difficult for me to run and to exercise.

Now you understand why I was so intrigued with Dr. Krohse when he said he could perform ART without surgery. I did not believe he could help. I went in a skeptic and came out a believer. I am proud to say Dr. Krohse not only helped to alleviate the pain in my knee, he also gave me a new found respect for Chiropractors. After all he was the first Chiropractor I had the privilege of meeting. Dr. Krohse made a great first and lasting impression on me and my knees.
Thank you for all the work you do.
Indiana Wesleyan Cross Country/Track Athlete

July 25, 2008

I have been having problems with shin splints since summer, 2007.  I run cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track for my college and they had tried electric stim, ultrasound, ice, and many other things that didn't really help.  I took some time off and started running again at the start of summer, 2008.  I could still feel some pain when I ran.  David suggested the Active Release treatment he offers and after my first visit I felt the difference.  I have been getting it done once a week and it seems to be working!

(Dr. Krohse) explains everything very well and in my experience chiropractic work has really helped me.

Marcus Mattox, 23
University of Idaho Hammer Thrower

June 12, 2008

  I came to the Des Moines area to compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships.  Unfortunately, my degenerative disk disease was causing severe pain in the lower back.  I had heard good things about ART and Dr. Krohse was the only one in the area who specialized in it.  He was able to get me an appointment on short notice before my competition and it worked wonders. 

Not only did Dr. Krohse relieve the pain in my back and increase my mobility, he also performed ART on my knees and IT bands which I have struggled with as well over past years.  After the treatment I had more mobility in my knees back than I had felt in months.  I went on the next day to compete in the Championships and earned my first ever NCAA All-America honors.  (Marcus' throw was 5 feet further than his personal record -Dr. Krohse)

Anyone living in the area, or just in town for a visit that is experiencing back pain or any other chronic pains should schedule an appointment with Dr. Krohse.  I have received injections in my knees for three years and physical therapy on my back and nothing has helped either as much as the ART with Dr. Krohse. 

Todd Sanftner

June 1, 2008

I am 33 years old and recently had a new baby.  My wife went out of town for a long weekend and I was taking care of our son by myself.  The only way you could get him to stop crying was walking with him.  After 3 days of walking with him on my hardwood floors barefoot I developed a severe heel pain.  My doctor diagnosed this as plantar fasciitis and recommended some home treatments.  After 2 years of learning to live with the pain, I went to see Dr. Krohse, and after 6 weeks of treatment I am happy to say the pain has almost disappeared.  Dr. Krohse used the ART technique and custom fit me with orthotics and the results have been great!

Dr. Krohse is professional and knowledgeable about chiropractic care.  His office is organized, clean, and well run and I felt comfortable having him as my doctor.

Carl Stam
Absolute Concepts Inc - Clive (515) 282-2133

March 30, 2008

Dr. David Krohse,

I want you to know that I appreciate very much the outstanding results achieved within the short period of time since I've been a patient of yours.  I would like to share my positive experience with others who may also be suffering as I was. 

I came to see Dr. David Krohse specifically with hopes of getting some relief from a pinched nerve in my neck.  I had been experiencing numbness and tingling in my right arm, hand and fingers for several months.  After a few visits and discussions about some other existing symptoms (lower back, hip, knee and ankle pain), Dr. Krohse thought we should scan my feet.  Well, to my surprise we discovered that I have flat feet!  Dr. Krohse then went on to explain how I might benefit from custom orthotics.  I placed my order and within less than a week I was wearing my new custom orthotics.  

I have been wearing these now for about six weeks or so and my hip, knee and ankle pain is pretty much gone and my lower back pain has been significantly reduced.  I feel much better and I look forward to mowing the lawn, hiking the trails and playing golf, confident that I am not going to suffer the painful ramifications experienced in the past. Oh, the issue of numbness and tingling caused by the pinched nerve are now totally gone. Thank you Dr. Krohse.


Carl Stam - Absolute Concepts Inc - Clive (515) 282-2133

Mount Vernon, WA

When I first went to see Dr. Krohse, my back and hip were painful. After two or three treatments, my back wasn't hurting at all and it stayed pain free. My hip eased up a lot and I could go days without it being painful. My medical Dr. wanted to do surgery on my hip, but I decided to try Chiropractic first. I am very glad I did. Thanks to Dr. Krohse, I feel human again.

Try Chiropractic care before going under the knife.

Burlington, WA

Chiropractic care is a “tool” I've used over the years to reduce the pain in my neck, lower back and right hip. Prescribed adjustments, massages and physical therapy have also helped me with good results.

David Krohse treated my neck and hip pain. He was thorough in recording my past and current conditions. He was a good listener, personable and I never felt rushed during appointments.

The solution for my hip pain was the Foot Leveler Orthotics offered through his office. A computer-generated footprint was taken of both my feet. This image determined the correct support needed to keep my feet, ankles, knees, hips and back in line. The burning hip pain disappeared as soon as I started wearing them, and has not returned. The product easily moves to different styled shoes, so I can wear them all the time.

Being free of pain has been a blessing and has improved the quality of my life. I can take long walks, work in my yard and on my house without experiencing severe pain.

David and his partner at Northwest Chiropractic Clinic in Mount Vernon, Washington, offered health classes to their patients. They were well presented and of help to me. I hope he will continue to educate his patients when he relocates.

If you are seeking a gentle and caring chiropractor who gets results, I recommend Dr. David Krohse.

Matt Pisney
Owner, Marshalltown Center Street Dairy Queen

The fact that I was Dr. David Krohse's very first patient when he started adjusting as a student at Palmer College shows the trust I have in him. Since that first adjustment, I have seen Dr. Krohse develop into an outstanding doctor with a keen focus on getting rapid results and creating an excellent chiropractic experience for his patients.

Recently, I sprained my ankle while playing basketball. Dr. Krohse examined my it and tested the muscles in my lower leg. He found that one of the muscles was not functioning fully because of a misalignment in my ankle. He explained that the muscle was very important to keep me from spraining that it again. He adjusted my ankle and the muscle function returned to full strength. Dr. Krohse gave me some recommendations for strengthening the area and told me it would take some time to heal. Soon after that my foot doctor came through the drive-through of my restaurant, and I asked him if he had any recommendations to speed up my ankle healing. He replied, “You could get it adjusted by a chiropractor.” “I already did,” I replied. I'm happy to say my ankle is now stable and I'm back on the basketball court.

I'm excited to see Dr. Krohse's practice quickly grow! I'd tell him good luck but he doesn't need it.

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