When posture is improved:
From pain control back to activities with Postural therapy.
Pain relief for these common knee conditions in most cases that I have seen at middle age with medium frequency plans experience complete freedom of symptoms and return to hobbies etc.
In the healthy knee you can see a clear joint space between the two bones. Notice how the bone trabeculae has thickened in the arthritic knee and the cartilage has worn away. Ostephytes, are bone spurs, that are evident along the joints seen in the front view. This arthritic knee would be considered a bone on bone knee and would typically require a knee replacement. This joint space narrowing and degeneration usually is extremely painful.
What is Arthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) aka Degenerative joint disease is referred to by most health professions as ‘wear and tear’. If you have been told to live with it, I would like to dissuade you of this unhelpful advice.
I would like to encourage you by letting you know that postural therapy can releive the symptoms of stiffness in the morning and loss of function. The enlargement of bones in joints will decrease as will the pian. Many of the oldest clients report changes in bone shape and size-eg; Feet and spine most commonly. Joint effusion (Swelling) also reduces and can reverse in many cases.
In worst cases of OA, joint spaces decrease to the point of becoming fused and have resultant pain and swelling .However, if we can interupt the degenerative process even at a moderate or severe category of degenerative condition, Catching this process before it has gone too far to stop the twisting of the process the joint can heal. Postural therapy and lifestyle changes are the most effective treatment for OA.
IlioTibial Band Syndrome
This syndrom is also a tracking issue and commonly involved in knee problems. This band connects the pelvis to the knee. When it gets tight and restricted the twist in the thigh causes torquing on the knee joint and is commonly a source of pain. By aligning the whole body and allowing the iliotibial band to loosen up on its own.
Bursa sacs reduce friction and protect the tendons, ligaments and muscles that are gliding over them.
Knee Pain From Meniscal Tears
Meniscal tears and knee pain. A meniscus is a crescent-shaped fibrocartilaginous structure that supports the joint around the edges. When these structures develop small tears, they can be a source of pain.
Knee Pain From Torn ACL
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is sometimes damaged with direct knee trauma. Surgery can repair an ACL, but others choose to live without it. When they’re torn, they can cause extreme pain and afterwards the knee feels less stable.
Patellar Tracking Problems
The patella (kneecap) is a piece of bone that sits over the knee joint. When the knee bends or straightens, the patella moves up or down in a groove at the bottom of the thigh bone (femur). Patella tracking disorder is when the patella does not move within the groove. Commonly, it moves towards the outside of the leg, but in some cases it can move to the inside. This can cause pain and there can be several causes for it to happen.
Due to the body torque, the patella develops tracking problems. Rather than going up and down, usually a strong pull to the outside.