Let me tell you a story about Mike…
Mike is a 49 year old hospital worker from Rancho, who has 2 children and loves nothing more than exploring the great outdoors. Getting out into the mountains and going out of state for hunting adventures. He also participates in an intense fitness bootcamp, and has started dabbling with triathalons.
In his early-40’s Mike damaged one of his knees climbing a steep hill. He wasn’t alarmed at first, but when his knee didn’t get all of his mobility back, he found himself restricted in his movement which meant he couldn’t get out to scout his hunting grounds like he once did.
At first he went to see his doctor to see what could be done – they just prescribed him some pain medication and a few weeks of rest.
A month into it, and there was still no improvement, so Mike booked another appointment with his Doctor, who again advised more rest and to avoid the hills and try to stay off of it (even though he has 12 hour shifts at the hospital) for at least a few more weeks.
But his knee didn’t improve.
Mike was still restricted by the pain, so much so that even getting through a shift at work was becoming difficult to do.
A few months passed and he was beginning to wonder if his knee pain would ever heal, especially as the Doctor’s recommendations didn’t seem to be helping.
He’d had enough and went back to his doctor one more time, raising his concerns that something must be able to be done to make life easier as he wasn’t able to even walk 10 minutes down the road on his day off…
He was told his knee cartilage had been worn down after his injury from all of the steep hill climbing he’d been doing for years, and that if coming down the stairs in the morning is hard to do, then maybe he should consider moving from a two story house, to a one story house.
Can you imagine being told that you might have to consider giving up your home and moving somewhere else as a solution to your knee pain?!
Mike didn’t want to even look into doing that without exploring every other option available to him…
He’d had physical therapy once before but was skeptical as the exercises didn’t seem to make much improvement, but when he decided to give it another shot, we helped show him that life really is possible without the curse of annoying knee pain that can rob you of your enjoyment of it… Like feeling stronger at the end of an elk hunt in Idaho than any of his other hunting buddies.
How? I’ll get into that in a bit.
But first let me tell you that Mike isn’t the only patient we’ve seen who has been told to consider moving to a single story after being in pain…
It’s a common concern for people who have suffered with bad knees for a while. Not typically folks in their 40s, but they see it in their parents.
Where this story goes if you don’t address your problems is this: People get scared that they’ll lose all strength and mobility, mix that together with pain and fatigue, and it becomes increasingly difficult to live independently at home – and who wants that? No one!
But do you really have to do something as major as relocate to another home with no stairs?
Nope! In fact, if you’ve been led to believe that’s your only solution then you could be missing out on getting back to living the life you deserve.
If you don’t use your knees, then eventually they’ll become weak, and worse can end up causing you problems further down the line – moving to a home with no stairs will mean you’ll be using your knees a lot less!
Knees are made to bend. They’re designed to help us walk, kneel down, bend to help us grab objects, walk up and down the stairs – not to stay still and rest all day!
(Which is what a lot of people are told to do!)
So how did we help Mike get back to living an active life where he could crush his work outs, take out-of state?
We helped him get moving!
But we didn’t just give him any old exercises to do… We designed a program specific to him and his needs.
We started slow, with gentle walking and strengthening exercises, building him up to using the stairs, and walking further for longer, and a combination of massage techniques and acupuncture to ease the pain.
So, although it may feel like knee pain is something you’ll have to learn to live with and might not be able to be as active as you once were – that’s not always the case.
Don’t just accept rest and taking painkillers as your only solution.
If you want more information to recover from Knee Pain, I have decided to create an educational workshop event live at my clinic. It’s a FREE Knee Pain event hosted by one of my best PTs for all past patients, their family and friends…
It’ll last 60 minutes and it’s FREE for you to come along and discover exactly how you, or a loved one, can finally unlock the agonizing mystery of knee pain, and how to get back the life that you deserve, for good!
To make sure you secure your seat in time, give us a call on: 888.619.2885 to inquire when the next workshop takes place, and if you know anyone who is suffering at the moment and they could benefit from this, pass our number their way to help put an end to it, quick.
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