You may ask; how can it be possible that ptosis (drooping of the eye lids) is coming from my feet? But when you read the explanation and photos below, they will ‘open your eyes’ to what is most likely causing your ptosis and how a non surgical solution can resolve this problem.
Let’s start with the basics:
The function of the levator muscle (above your eye) is to lift your upper eyelid. It is called ptosis when this upper eye lid droops. It may droop only slightly or cover your entire pupil.
Ptosis can restrict or even block your normal vision and can lead to amblyopia (lazy eye). If left untreated, ptosis can lead to a permanent deterioration of your vision.
Sometimes a separation of the levator muscle (from the eye lid) is the root of the problem. Other causes are aging, cataract surgery, eye injury or eye tumor. When children have ptosis, it can be attributed it to a weak levator muscle.
Typically, ptosis is treated surgically by shortening the levator muscle, which raises the eyelid. If the ptosis is severe, the eyelid is attached (suspended) from under the eyebrow so that the forehead muscles do the lifting.
Though there’s an improvement of the lid height after surgery, often the cosmetic result is less than desirable, giving the eye a bulging appearance. For an example of this, see the animation at the beginning of this article.
The Best Way To Treat Ptosis Is To Effectively Treat Your Feet
There are numerous causes of ptosis, including those listed above, but a common cause of ptosis is one that your doctor may not have told you about. It’s in your feet.
Over my 45 years of clinical practice, many patients who came to me to be treated for their chronic foot, knee, back and/or neck pain also had ptosis and one of two inherited, abnormal foot structures – either the Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
I found that when I treated these patients to eliminate their chronic muscle and joint pain, their ptosis also greatly reduced or completely disappeared!
What did I do? I used a non surgical and totally natural therapy – Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy corrects the distorted signals that are sent from the abnormal foot structure to the brain. The brain responds by automatically and permanently correcting the patient’s posture. This permanent postural correction allows their muscles to relax and their body to heal.
But how did treating my patients’ abnormal foot structure get rid of their ptosis?
To be perfectly honest, I don’t know…… nor does anyone else! But after treating many, many chronic pain patients who no longer have ptosis, I know that it does. Treating their abnormal foot structure automatically corrected their bad posture, and at the same time instantaneously corrected the drooping of their upper eyelid!
Below are two examples showing the correction of ptosis using Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Though these photos are pretty impressive, they cannot demonstrate an instantaneous correction. You’ll just have to take my word on it – it really happens!
In summary, if you have chronic pain and ptosis, you probably have a Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. The answer to getting rid of ptosis is not a disfiguring surgical intervention, but instead lies in correcting the problem that’s coming from your abnormal feet.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain