Treat Your Own Knee Arthritisby Pt Jim Johnson
If you're looking down at your arthritic knee and seeing only a worn-out joint with eroding cartilage, you're thinking about your knee the wrong way. There are two problems with this line of thinking. First of all, the structural changes that commonly take place in arthritis, things such as cartilage loss, meniscus tears, and bone spurs, can all be found in people… See more details below
If you're looking down at your arthritic knee and seeing only a worn-out joint with eroding cartilage, you're thinking about your knee the wrong way. There are two problems with this line of thinking. First of all, the structural changes that commonly take place in arthritis, things such as cartilage loss, meniscus tears, and bone spurs, can all be found in people with no knee pain.
Consider the study that looked at 319 subjects between the ages of 25 and 74 with knee arthritis on x-ray - and found that only 47% had knee pain. Put another way, 53% of these people were walking around with knee arthritis and no pain. Yet another study looked at 49 subjects over the age of 45 with no knee pain or arthritis, and found that 76% of them had meniscus tears!
The second problem with focusing on the structural changes in knee arthritis is trying to figure out what's causing your pain. Most of the numerous structures in your knee have nerve pain fibers going to them, so good luck trying to pinpoint which one(s) are the exact source of your pain. In fact, about the only knee structure we can safely rule out is the articular cartilage that can be seen wearing out on x-rays! Knee cartilage itself actually has no pain fibers going to it, and therefore cannot produce any pain. So what now?
Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis takes a new approach to an old problem. Instead of worrying about structural problems (that studies show people can live just fine with) you will learn how to fix the functional problems found in knees with arthritis. And as the research shows again and again, if you improve functions such as the strength and proprioception of your knee, the pain goes away.
Based entirely on randomized controlled trials, Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis is a simple, yet effective program that can be done in the privacy of your home with minimal cost or equipment. Exercise sheets are also provided to help guide you step-by-step through a six-week program.
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With this amazing book you can get on your way to feeling better in an easy to follow 6-week plan that will help strengthen your muscles and give you a better quality of life. My grandmother and I share in the discomfort of knee arthritis and were in search of a book to help improve our condition. I stumbled upon, “Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis” by Jim Johnson and gave it try. Overall it was a short read that took me a couple days to get through. I am the type of person who likes to read first then go back and apply the techniques in more of a step – by – step manner. After reading through the book I went back and re-read the steps needed to start the 6-week plan. Personally I like the fact that you don’t need to drive to a gym to apply the principles contained inside, that in it self is a huge plus for my grandmother who can not get around as easy as myself. We both have started the program and feel better, albeit on different levels because the difference in ages. In short the book is easy to follow and well written. It is extremely informative and filled with facts that gives the reader deeper insight on the various studies pertaining to the therapies that truly work as well as the ones that don’t. My hat goes off to Author Jim Johnson for all of the work that was put forth to create this fantastic book. I will continue to apply the steps in the 6-week plan and look forward to continued improvement on my quality of life. 5 Stars and highly recommended for all with Knee Arthritis
Just the best exercise program around for knee pain - all based on the latest research. Suggest checking out the other big internet book site for more reviews on this book.