Arthritic knees: 69-year old male who spent most of his life road running. He suffered the usual pains in his knees over time, but eventually his right knee became arthritic and he had to stop running. The left knee was also showing signs of early arthritis. Contrary to popular belief, this type of arthritic pain does not all come from the joints, but from the tissues that surround the joints getting too tight. This tightness is what eventually causes the wear and tear known as osteo-arthritis. He showed weakness of his right hip and knee muscles and tightness of the ITB, a thick band running down the outside of the thigh. He also showed blood flow control problems to the legs. Treatment was given to the nervous system to improve blood flow rate, Acupuncture to the tight tissues and massage for releasing the tissues. After the first treatment his strength improved and he had more mobility in the joint. After 6 sessions he was pain free and able to get back on the road despite having being diagnosed as having ‘arthritis’. He still had the wear and tear, but no longer had the pain. With the muscles working well and the tissues mobile the joint was under less strain and could perform its duty.
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