Because I have been getting a great deal of site traffic from people suffering with a lot of joint pain, inflammation, stiffness and swelling, I am considering writing a series of articles on self-healing of these conditions.
Here is a knee replacement problem submitted by Danielle in the Comments section of the article Reduce & Heal Your Knee Pain. I have decided to reprint this here to make it more available since many viewers never get to the Comments sections of articles.
If your condition does not involve your knee, you may still benefit from this information since the self-healing principles that will help you to heal a knee pain will apply to pain you might have in other parts of your body.
Please feel free to make comments and ask questions.
Danielle’s Knee Problem
On Nov.5 I had a bilateral knee replacement. 4 months into my recovery my knees have a feeling like they are being strangled and they are very stiff. Yet I have flexion of 26 degrees on both legs. Even though I can bend my legs and I go up and down stairs
several times a day , as the bathroom is upstairs , I continue to have pain and a grainy feeling along side of my knee cap.
I have been told by my physical therapist that it is not scar tissue but inflammation, and fluid. My knees become very stiff in the night while I sleep and when I wake I am compelled to stretch them straight and I seem to have no control over this action.
I have been told to only do 10 leg lifts raising the leg on to the height of the other bended knee. I was suppose to do this 3 times a day.
Another doctor told me to just walk, so I walked 2 hours a day. This made my knees really hurt and the swelling in my knees remain.
I currently supplement my diet with Super B complex , calcium, E&C, magnesium and 5000 units of D3. I drink a lot of 100% juices a varied mix and eat lots of veggies and oatmeal in many forms.
I have been doing this now for 3 months and I still have this strangling, tight, stiff feeling in my knees. Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
I will be very happy to help you. First, be sure that you do your best to follow the advice on my article, Reduce & Heal Your Knee Pain.
Under 1 > First: STOP whatever activity is aggravating the joint and causing the pain, Obviously walking two hours a day and causing more pain and swelling isn’t the answer for you. There are many things that you can do with yoga postures that will not aggravate your knees.
Have you been practicing 2 > Elevate the legs up a wall to improve circulation and reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain? This will really help you and you should do it several times a day for longer periods.
Are the juices that you are drinking fresh squeezed? Or are they from cans or bottles? Fresh juices are way more valuable for you.
You should do 7 > Adopt an Anti-inflammatory Diet.
Start with this and I will give you more later. In fact, as I mentioned in an email announcing the post, How Alida Overcame the Pain & Spinal Misalignment of Scoliosis, Because I have been getting a great deal of site traffic from people suffering with a lot of joint pain, inflammation, stiffness and swelling, I am considering writing a series of articles on self-healing of these conditions.
I might move your comments to a new post and go from there.
In the meantime, please feel free to ask questions and make more comments. Also, it will help if you answer the questions I have just made here.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Danielle’s Progress
I started doing the feet up the wall pose a few days ago , I can see that the puffiness around my knees have gone down.
I have stopped the walking all together. and I am icing my knees for 20 min every other hour, after I ice, I put my feet up the wall, after I get down I put my legs on a shiatsu massager for 15 min. then I take a nap.
The juice I have available to me is out of bottles and are 100% juice. I do not have a juicer and no funds to buy one at this time as I have not worked for several months.
I do eat a lot of fresh fruit. This week I will buy a pineapple and a papaya .
I do not know anything about yoga, so I don’t know the poses. Is there I site where I can see them ?
Thank you for writing to me, I appreciate your help and I will do what ever you suggest to me.
I am happy to hear that you have gotten some reduction in knee swelling by doing the legs-up-the-wall position.
How long are you staying with your legs up the wall?
How often are you doing it?
The longer and the more often you practice the legs-up-the-wall pose, the sooner you will reduce swelling and pain.
Please notice that in 2 > Elevate the legs up a wall to improve circulation and reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain, in my article, Reduce & Heal Your Knee Pain, I talked about the student who stayed in that position for four hours and healed his knee in a very short time. This student was here doing yoga with me for a month recently and is in excellent shape. He is not limited in any activities and has reaped the results of regular yoga practice.
You will not get as much value out of bottled juice as you will from fresh juice. However, you don’t need to buy a juicer. You can just eat fresh fruit and you will even get more benefit because you are eating the whole fruit.
Yoga Poses – For right now just do what you can with my free videos, Improve Your Circulation Video, Knee Healing Video, Knees, Hips, Ankles, Toes: Improve Circulation & Range of Motion Video, and the others.
Learn to practice these in a way that does not cause pain, and in a way that feels good.
If you would like inspiration, read the Success Stories on this blog.
Be very gentle in your practice.
Let me know how you are progressing and I will give you more guidance.