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  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 937 ✭✭✭✭

    @silvertipgrizz yes, the two bones between the knee and ankle, especially on the left. Thank you.

  • ines871
    ines871 Posts: 1,283 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2020

    Thank you @Marjory Wildcraft for watching... & being Inspired 🙂 by these wonderful souls who DARE to challenge... the 'status quo', iow 'norm' (so yucky); - and leaving a positive comment.

    When it comes to blatantly abysmal brainwashings, that people then buy-into to their detriment, incldg. "at mid life things start to wear." - I find it appalling what others (preachers, & doctors, etc) do to other people. So even as my Objection & evidence to the contrary 'rattles cages, & rocks boats', lol - I just think someone needs to SPEAK UP & share what is possible... I have many examples, but have found on the internet that most people do not want to be Aware of the GOOD, so mostly I end up leaving... I have some other discussions I have wanted to start, but I continue hesitating...

  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Marjory Wildcraft Here is an updated vid by Bob and Brad for your knees:


  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @teachercaryn

    Here are the vid's for your hands, and then for your hip I think you wanted one on the hip too?



  • maimover
    maimover Posts: 359 ✭✭✭

    @solarnoon.aspen thank you for posting. This thread has created a lot to check out. I’ve had several falls over the lady couple of years; the last being down a few steps. This fall has really kicked my butt. I ended up with pinched nerve in my neck which was by far the worst pain I’ve ever experienced in my life; and I’ve had some pain. Anyways ended up with a series of 2 steroidal cervical injections; the first helped the pain subside and the second made my neck feel like it is now an effort to hold my head on my shoulders. Needless to say, I didn’t get the third injection; they’re done as a series of 3.

    @Marjory Wildcraft yes the knees...I was told a couple years ago my (R) knee was bone on bone and needed a replacement. I was told they last about 15 + years nowadays if that makes a difference. For me it did not; it would mean another replacement in my 70’s (which would not be good either. So I lost over 60 pounds, (not that you’re overweight lol), and put it off for a good year now. My hope is to eventually get situated financially and receive stem cells. It is mho that the reason the science is taking so long to reach mainstream is that it is “fixing” the problem and big pharma and the medical industry doesn’t like or approve “fixes” as it takes away from their unending supply of dr visits, drugs, treatments, therapies, and surgeries.

  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 937 ✭✭✭✭

    @silvertipgrizz thank you for sharing vida for the hands and hip. Is there one for the two bones inbetween the knee and ankle? Is there one that describes mid calf to foot night cramps?

  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2020

    @teachercaryn

    Watch my vid I posted today regarding 'hydration and sea salt' plus magnesium.

    low magnesium is often the problem for leg cramps so be sure and read what you can by Dr. Carolyn Dean, the one who wrote the article today/hydration.

    Find a pix of the specific spots you need help with so you can confirm to me you are referencing the: tibia and fibula so I can try to help you.

    And what the problem is with the bones between your knee and ankle. If it is cramps, describe them and is your leg red in any place where you are having problems? Is there pain when you walk? When you pull your foot, at the balls and toes, toward you, do you have pain in the leg? do you have any pain in your calf of this same leg in question? Either when you walk or pull your foot toward you, or both?

    Have you sought any help regarding same and if so what was the diagnosis?

    Let me know.

  • maryannfricko
    maryannfricko Posts: 133 ✭✭✭

    @teachercaryn

    Thanks for posting the one about the hip. I am having hip issues so it is appreciated.

    Mary Ann

  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 937 ✭✭✭✭

    @silvertipgrizz

    1. sometimes the right toes, foot, ankle, and calf all tense up during the night. The cramping pain is so intense that walking is not permitted, any standing or walking pressure worsens the pain, so I sit up and with my hands squeeze as hard as possible in the most painful areas until the cramping subsides and I am able to relax once more and rest peacefully.
    2. There is no redness on the leg.
    3. The left leg had experienced a different pain. Not being able to kick the snow off my car, it felt as though there was a paralyzed infection that was a cause. Yet over an entire year with persistent stretching and PT, it is functioning appropriately once again.
    4. Now there is an uncomfortable pain when I straighten the left knee as seen by an orthopedic specialist stated it’s bone on bone, therefore, no straightening is possible, and there’s a small fluid build up. Yet in a video of yours, I’m slowly pressing it toward the floor during stretches and it seems to be releasing the tension or fluid buildup.
  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @teachercaryn

    Give me a week or less to study your areas of pain, disability and cramping so I have enough time to do some research and maybe get a few answers for you,

    Do you feel grating at the knee? Has it been injured by trauma, id a fall perhaps? Or running too hard or long at a time. What do you think happened to your knee or is wrong with it?

    In the mean time.

    One of the best things you can do for yourself is start a journal of all symptoms, the when, why, what were you doing that set it off, etc. And write down the questions you have for your doc and take them with you to each visit and ask him/her those questions. Be prepared to make notes of the answers given that give rise to more questions. This should help your understanding of the issues, and the why's for whatever treatment is recommended for you, so you can make the best decision for yourself as to the next step.

    Make a list of foods highest in magnesium. As long as you have no allergies or other contraindications, eat those foods that you like, on the high in magnesium list.

    Do active and passive stretching but not to the point of pain and make note of pain locale and event that caused it to occur. Keep a log/journal with dates, time, what makes an issue worse and what makes it better, ie, knee stops hurting with cessation of movement kind of thing but clear enough so you can refer to it and show it to your doc as the sit dictates it.

    Any idea what caused the 'bone on bone'? Do you have issues with calcium? Do you take vit D?

    Don't forget that when you have pain and swelling you could try an ice pack...frozen peas in the bag is good to conform to the shape of the knee or ankle... make sure to have a wash cloth or something of the like between your skin and the ice as ice can burn your skin directly against it and it doesn't take much time.

    Most importantly, what do you think is the cause of each of your areas of issue? For you know your body better than anyone and what you think matters a great deal, no matter how much or little you might know about anatomy and physiology.

    Also, merckmanuals.com/ is an excellent source for your own research.

    You've given me some things to start working on answers for you and I'll keep posting vid's on those areas cramping etc. I'm glad you're gettiong some relief and some good out of the vid's.

  • maryannfricko
    maryannfricko Posts: 133 ✭✭✭

    I know that nobody can provide any kind of diagnosis but I was wondering if there is something else that I can check out. The front of my hips hurt to the point that it is difficult to raise up each leg and walk. An MRI ruled out arthritis (arthritis is mild and not enough to cause this). Physical therapy and exercise made it worse. I tried mild regular exercise and it also made it worse. The only thing that helps is rest. The more exercise, the worse it feels. It only hurts when I move and when I sit, nothing hurts. I keep thinking about MS or something like that. My doctors are clueless and now have written it and me off but I keep thinking that something must help before I can no longer walk at all. It has worsened over time. I take magnesium, Vit D Silica, and other supplements for the connective tissues. Nothing helps.

  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @maryannfricko

    Experiment for you to help start 'ruling out' aka r/o, the potential cause/s and discover the actual cause/s.

    Stand as if you are going to walk over to any object, or to look out the door. Notice everything about your body, your gait, is it steady, does a foot drag, does a foot turn out or do both feet turn out or do you notice anything about the angle of your pelvis, esp anything different in its position from sitting or walking, ie from when you feel no pain or discomfort and when you do, as you described in that walking is painful and sitting is not..Make careful/accurate notes about everything you notice, feel when you walk.

    Did you get handouts/printouts from your physical therapist? Did you get a diagnosis from your physical therapist? Did the therapist tell you what they thought might be the anatomical parts causing the pain?

    These are questions for you to know the answer to. Knowing as much as you can about the muscles, joints etc can help you research what might be the problem and there fore the cure.

    I wonder if the answer lies mostly in posture as that is the under lying cause many times/is quite common. But if rest is the only thing that you know of that helps, it really sounds like focusing on your posture when you walk, sit , stand, when you experience pain, how all this affects your gait really might be as simple as asking your therapist to assess your posture (surely they already did) but to clarify that with you, and ask for a copy of their notes, ie all of your visits so you can see what they say for potential clues but they should know at least what they think the problem is to help you figure this out.

    My physical therapist saved what is left of my rotator cuff, both left and right, when my judging doctor did nothing to help and put off my mri for 8 months. So your therapist could be your jewel to freeing you from this debilitating issue.

  • shllnzl
    shllnzl Posts: 1,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have found the opposite situation: exercise and stretching my hips is helping with my excruciating hip and lower back pain.

    I was ready for heavy pain killers to help me with the stooping down to pick things up or place pet dishes, etc. I too was wondering if I was going to become disabled. After 4+ months of serious exercise, my pain level has reduced 85%. I get more of unpleasant feedback to stooping/bending instead of terrible pain.

    I started doing the Bob and Brad hip exercises and am getting some better flexibility. The surprise was that one of the hip stretches caused discomfort in my lower back.

    I have concluded that I am fighting a lifetime's accumulation of muscle imbalances, which is way better than other alternatives.

  • shllnzl
    shllnzl Posts: 1,820 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @maryannfricko When I was researching my hip joint problems, the hip arthritis description I saw was pain in the groin area. That sounds like the front of the leg to me.

    You need to keep moving somehow. Is there a pool nearby where you can walk through water and maybe kick your legs some? If not, are you able to do some leg movements in a bathtub?

    You probably should be taking something for inflammation. Turmeric is a possibility if your health allows and may help with the pain. CBD oil may help with pain too.

    I have heard of other strange body syndromes, like chronic Lyme disease (shudder, hope not.)

    Best wishes for your recovery -- I know from experience how frightening the situation can be.

  • maryannfricko
    maryannfricko Posts: 133 ✭✭✭

    shllnzl

    Thanks for the suggestions. It is not quite in the groin area but across all of the front. Any exercise makes it worse. I have been moving every day and it does not help. I am puzzled.

    I have chronic Epstein Barr virus, so the chronic part is already there.