We’ve all done it. You’ll be sitting on that crinkly white paper, trying to listen to what your doctor is saying about your condition, but not really feeling like you have a clue as to what any of it means for you or your pain.
If you are in knee pain, your chats with your doctor about your diagnosis are especially vital.
The most important thing you want to know during your appointment is whether you have any mechanical dysfunction in your knee. This means that either something is broken or torn in the knee.
If this is the case, you will most likely need to take a conventional medical approach to healing the condition. This could mean surgery if the break or tear is severe enough.
If there is nothing mechanically wrong in the knee or if the tear is minor, you will be free to choose a more holistic method for treating your injury.
A holistic approach to knee pain applies to you whether your pain is from Arthritis or patella tendonitis, your body uses the same basic steps in order to heal itself.
When you relax your knee, the nerves calm down so that your brain stops receiving a pain message. Relaxing the knee creates a small amount of space for the nerves in your knee joint.
When there is space for all of the parts of your knee to function without being squeezed, the nerves in the knee will no longer be tense, meaning no more pain.
For you to proceed with an alternative treatment, get clear information from the doctor about the condition of your knee. You want to know that nothing is torn or broken. Then ask for a simple, plain English, explanation of your diagnosis.
With that information, you can use my method to start healing your knee pain.