Over the past few years I’ve really noticed The Gap between RICE Therapy and Physical Therapy which generally goes like this.
After injuring your knee the first recommendation by any doctor or physical therapist is RICE Therapy (Rest, Ice, Compression, & Elevation). Elevate your leg with ice on it to keep the swelling down and wrap it with an ACE bandage. You may have been given the suggestion of taking Tylenol, Advil or Nuprin to deal with the pain or maybe a stronger prescription from a doctor if the pain is too much to deal with.
It is not a very complicated strategy but at the end of the day does your knee really feel better?
When the knee begins to heal the Physical Therapy process begins. Now we are talking about strengthening the “weak” muscles in the legs in the hopes that the knee pain will go away. The process, you are told, “takes time” for the knee to heal. You’re committed and faithfully go back to physical therapy the standard 3 times per week where you feel like you’re on an assembly line at a manufacturing plant.
This is all well and good, but, what happens when the process doesn’t work? What happens when your knee pain doesn’t change? What do you do when you’ve been following this protocol for weeks, months or even years with no change in how your knee feels or performs?
Thus “The Gap” has been created. Either sit on your ass waiting for your knee to get better or push your knee through exercise in some magical hope that the knee pain is not going to be there next time you exercise it.
Enter the definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.”
Which is why so many people suffer with chronic knee pain on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis until enough time passes they begin having conversations with their doctor about being a “perfect candidate for a knee replacement.”
Well of course you’re a perfect candidate! You’re using the same strategy that hasn’t worked for thousands of others for years. What makes you think that strategy is going to suddenly lead to a different result for you?
That’s why a new and refreshing approach to eliminating chronic knee pain is needed, unless of course you’re into getting the bones in your legs cut off and replaced with plastic and metal.
Bill is “The Knee Pain Guru” and “The Best in the World at Eliminating Knee Pain without Drugs, Shots or Surgery.”
He has over 26 years of martial art and body work experience understanding movement and tensions patterns that lead to physical pain.
Bill’s believes the nervous system is the key to the body’s healing and the bridges the gap between what we currently know and the infinite possibilities of what we don’t know yet how the body can heal itself. Coupled with comfort this combination creates the shortest distance between a life riddled with pain to a physical life fully mobile and self expressed.
“You can’t think your way out of pain. Pain is not rational and doesn’t care what you think. You must feel your way out of pain through comfort. Through the weeks, months and years of injury and compensation patterns built up in your body limiting your movement and making you feel older than your years.”
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I love what you said, “the definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result”. That couldn’t be more true. I never thought about that relating to coping with knee pain. I can see that it would be important to change your knee therapy to get a different result. Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely Johnny! Most people reading this article may not have sees that…