Knee Pain, Arthritis, & Old Age

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 2:22 PM, <c> wrote:

Dear Bill,
I do not have any knee pain until I squat. I cannot kneel all the way down. I am 62 and in pretty
good general health otherwise. I ride bikes, walk, do yoga and/or jump on my trampoline 5 to 6 days a week with no other problems with my knees. I am 5’8” and 152 pounds, so I probably need to lose
12 pounds (or more?) to see if that makes a difference! When I go to my doctor, she looks at my knees, and seems to think they are ok… outward swelling etc. When I went to a NP doctor in Louisville, he worked on the ligaments and muscles around my knees, and they did seem more flexible for a day or two.
It seems like my knees have been like this for 10-20 years. When I was in the Mini Marathon at
about age 40, an MD x-rayed my knees and said, “You have some arthritis in your knees, but don’t
go telling all your friends, because everyone over 40 in America does”!
Do you think this sounds like arthritis? And, do you believe as MD’s do that it is just “old age” and there
is nothing you can do? I hear and read so many testimonies of people being healed of arthritis with a
raw or almost all raw diet. Also, swimming does seem to help. What do you think?
Thank you for the chance to participate in the phone conversation.

Dear C,

I believe many times “arthritis” or “old age” is blamed when a person feels knee pain and there is no outward sign of problems with the knee (meaning nothing is broken or torn).

However, I have a very different view on this subject. We need to first look at the nervous system in order to understand what I am talking about.

When the body experiences a stress, any stress, it compensates by tensing up in order to deal with that stress. From the a little bump into the kitchen table, to your job, relationships, and traffic accidents – your body is continually dealing with these stresses day in and day out. This tension can get “stuck” in our nervous system primarily because we have so much stress we are dealing with on a day to day basis. It just gets to be too much for our body/nervous system to handle.

Eventually something has to give and it usually is the “weakest link” in your body. In this case you are feeling pain in your knees. Some days it is probably worse and some days it is better. Yet if the cause of your knee pain is arthritis or old age then it would just be worse and worse as the days go by. So there has to be something else going on to explain the fluctuation in your knee pain.

I do believe dietary changes can make huge difference as to the amount of knee pain you would feel and swimming is definitely a great exercise with low impact on the joints…

To Your Pain FREE Knees
Bill Parravano
(The Knee Pain Guru)

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