“Panic at the knee joint” is usually what happens when the knee has been feeling good for a least a little while BEFORE the knee pain comes back with a vengeance and throws your mind into an absolute PANIC!
Gail “floated” out of my office after her second session this past Friday…
She couldn’t believe how great her knees felt AND she wasn’t limping anymore!
It has only been 2 weeks since her doctor told her she needed to have a knee replacement surgery and gave her 3 months to do something to “feel better”
…then Saturday Morning happened…
Gail called me in a panic, “Bill, I can barely walk! I’ve been doing the pain-pattern interrupts you showed me but nothing is working anymore! Did I do something wrong?”
My response, “No…this is a common ‘follow on’ from the work we’d been doing the past couple of weeks.”
I continued, “You see when your knee has been in pain for a long period of time, especially when there’s been a diagnosis of bone on bone, your body compensates for the pain it has been feeling.
Then it compensates from the pain from the compensation. This becomes a vicious cycle of pain/compensation pain/compensation until there’s no more ‘space’ to compensate to. Your body is going through that process in reverse.
Just like when pain changes from day to day, so does the position of comfort change from day to day. I just need to ask you a few questions to figure out where your NEW position of comfort is.”
After asking Gail a few short questions to find out where her knee was hurting…
We switched to a slightly different way of working with her knee until our next appointment.
It’s actually a pretty simple straight forward process to follow once we avoid the “Panic @ the Knee Joint”
Step 1: Calm your mind
Step 2: Create comfort where the knee hurts most
Step 3: Setup conditions in your knee/body to stay in comfort as long as possible
Your mind is key to getting your knee out of pain…
Calm that down first and clarity ensues as to what will relieve your knee pain the quickest.
I’m here to guide you through the process until you’re able to do it yourself.
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Until next time…
This too shall pass…
(The Knee Pain Guru)