Are You Suffering From Osteoarthritis Needlessly?

By on June 20, 2016
Are Suffering From Osteoarthritis Needlessly?

Many people with Osteoarthritis suffer from pain and restrictions that have nothing to do with osteoarthritis at all.

One of my greatest frustrations, is when people suffer needlessly. I had pain and restriction in my knees with osteoarthritis for 7 years. When I stumbled on the solution it took me 3 months to resolve the pain and stiffness entirely. Nearly 20 years later I am still pain-free and have no physical restrictions. You can read more about my story at FreedomFromArthritis.com.

Since then I have worked as a Physiotherapist specializing in osteoarthritis treatment. I consistently see people who have been suffering needlessly with osteoarthritis and similar problems. They are often resigned to the fact that there is nothing that can be done to help. In some cases they have been told they have to wait until the joint gets worse and then they can have it replaced (This is absurd!). In many of these cases these people eliminate their pain and resume their movement while avoiding joint replacement!

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So how do you know if you if this will work for you?

There are many important indicators that I look at when assessing someone’s osteoarthritis but there is a stand out feature that many can relate to and there is a very quick, simple test to verify it.

Osteoarthritis sufferers often say that when they soak in a hot bath/hot pools or similar they usually feel their pain eases and their movement is freer. This is an interesting observation and gives me huge clues as to what may be contributing to their problems.

A Quick and easy home test

So the quick test that I often ask people with Osteoarthritis symptoms to try, is to spend 15 minutes with hot water (normal bath temperature) applied to the joint and associated limbs. A spa pool/bath or similar is ideal as long as you can get in and out of it safely. If this activity is unsuitable then use the shower or something more accessible.

 So if you find that the hot water is helpful to ease your stiffness and reduce your pain then it is a good sign for your joints. What it indicates, is that a significant amount of your problems (in many cases all the problems) are likely to be from muscle imbalances. By addressing these imbalances it can improve your situation considerably.

Although this is obviously not a conclusive diagnostic test it is a very useful indicator to see how much an osteoarthritis sufferer may benefit from my other treatment ideas.

Don’t be alarmed if you haven’t heard this before. This is not common knowledge and you probably won’t hear about this anywhere else. I have spent the last 20 years developing and refining this in my practice. It is unknown in mainstream medicine and healthcare which is very frustrating. But this frustration has been a motivating factor in completing the book that I have written on the subject.

So if this benefit from heat applies to you, then don’t suffer needlessly anymore. Learn what you can do to reduce or even eliminate all your pain and regain your movement from some simple home exercises.

The most critical message that I want to pass on, is that there can be a lot that you can do to help yourself. So please don’t resign yourself to the fact that there is nothing that you can do and then give up trying. The key is to really understand what is going on inside your joints, address the whole problem and then feel the difference.

It took me 7 years of suffering to find these answers, but they can be yours in a matter of minutes.

Eugene’s journey with osteoarthritis began when the disease developed in his knees as a 17 year old.  The pain was so severe that running was agony and squatting was impossible with pain. The condition progressed for seven years despite physiotherapy and surgery until Eugene discovered how to solve it. More detail can be found at FreedomFromArthritis.com.

 

 

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Are You Suffering From Osteoarthritis Needlessly?