Conservative Treatment For Osteoarthritis

By | February 18, 2018

23 Ways To Get Rid Of Inflammation and Joint Pain Saturday Strategy

Hey friend! Drew Canole. I am so jest up tobe here. We're in Lake Murray, Southern California at its finest. It's absolutelygorgeous out today and what better way to spend our day than you and me talking aboutsomething that I'm passionate about and I know a lot of you need help with. What isité Inflammation. Inflammation attacks us when we least expect it. We go to bed, wewake up in pain, we twist our neck it doesn't make us capable of being the fullest expressionof who you and I are. So today we are attacking inflammation headon. I wanna show you the11 things to eliminate, eradicate and destroy from your life and I also wanna show you 23remedies that can help inflammation when it

sets in but first we have to understand thetwo primary pathways for your body to heal inflammation on its own. Get the primary andyou have the secondary pathway to eliminate it. So if we help the body with the primarypathway of detoxification, of giving it the right foods, of eliminating the bad thingsthen that secondary response doesn't kick on. You start to feel better. So let's talkabout the 11 things to eliminate and cut back on righté Some of these are gonna be prettyhard to eliminate right away and I get that but to cut back on to help with that primarypathway of getting rid of inflammation on the body. Number one, processed food. Youheard me talk about it. Sugar, dairy, wheat.

If you are in a polluted area make sure youget an air purifier to clean your house. Smoking, ugh! Not good for inflammation at all. Ifyou're smoking and you're taking pain killers at the same time, double bad okayéDon't be doing that stuff or at least try to eliminate it slowly okayé Alcohol, transfats,omega 6's, fatty acids, MSG and sleep. Sleep is the big ticker. If you're getting enoughsleep it will help eliminate that. Your kidneys works when you're, at night its purifyingyour blood so it's exactly what you want. So sleep, bar none is the most important thing.‘Right my friend, have a seat. Let's talk about this real quick. So 23 things we cando to get rid of inflammation. Number one

is Omega 3's righté Omega 3's deliverin the process of getting rid of toxic. Inflammation build up in your body. Number two is greens.You've seen all of our juicing tutorials. I'm a firm believer of drinking greens in themorning on an empty stomach, you know that's why we do warm water and lemon, stimulatethat digestive fire as they talked about neuro data and then having the green juice afterwardsso that you a absorb the phytochemicals, amino, enzymes and that's if you're travelingor whatever you're doing that's why a lot of people are actually taking the Organifiwith them so they get the green superfood first thing in the morning. Very powerfulstuff. And then gut health righté Inflammation

starts in the gut with the food that we eat.80% of our immune system is in the gut so that's why you wanna eat the foods likewe talked about on last week's Saturday Strategy that are loaded with probiotics.Prebiotics, things to stimulate that immune system and help you heal. Hydration is absolutelykey. Listen, 80% of the country is chronically dehydrated. Drink your water, six liters atleast. Drop a little Celtic sea salt in there for your minerals, absolutely amazing foryou. One of my favorite teas is actually turmeric and ginger tea. You've seen me make tutorialsabout this. Really good for you. Epsom salt bath at night. One of my favorite things todo is add a little Epsom salt, sit in there,

relax, meditate, breath, lower that cortisollevel and just let that magnesium absorb through your skin. One of the best ways that leadsme to the next one which is magnesium. Magnesium is quintessential. I've a calm supplementI take from home, couple of dose a day make you feel absolutely amazing. Nine is oliveoil righté They've done research on this. They tested olive oil against ibuprofen, justone and a half tablespoons of olive oil is equivalent to 200 milligrams of ibuprofen.Dandelion greens, as I mentioned two weeks ago in 23 ways to cleanse your body, Dandeliongreens help promote bile in your digestive track which helps eliminate toxins as wellplus they're loaded with vitamins A, C and

Knee Osteoarthritis Part 3 Treatment Options

(intro music) Nonsurgical treatment options for osteoarthritis of the knee come down to three choices. First off all, there's physical therapy. This physical therapyis done with a focus on decreasing the swellingand stiffness in your knee. Improving the range of motion,

and finally, strengtheningthe muscles around the knee. Education on how to minimize impact loading and twistingforces to your knee is also very important. Secondly, we have nutraceuticals. these are naturally occurring substances, these are actually supplements, which consist of either pills or shots.

The most common pill form is that of glucosamine and chondroitin. The other pill form is omega3, also known as fish oils. When we give injections, they are usually hylauronic acid. This is, again, a supplement. That is, hylauronic acid isalready found in your body.

We're simply adding to it. This mimics the natural lubricating fluid that is found in your knee. These injections are given in a series of either three or five injections, over a three to five week period. While it can take several weeks to begin to feel relief from your symptoms,

once you have relief, itcan last for several months, or even several years. The third category isthat of pharmaceuticals. These are medications. Once again, they come in two flavors, either pills or shots. The most common form of pill is that of a nonsteroidalantiinflammatory drug.

A very common example isMotrin, or an ibuprofen. These medications, once again, are used to controlboth swelling and pain. The injection form is that of cortizone. This is a very powerfulantiinflammatory medication. These injections are typically spaced at least three to four months apart. Once they're given, they can give relief

What can you expect at the when seeking conservative treatment for Hip OA

What can you expect at the when seekingconservative treatment for hip oaé So you know all of us are a little bit different,there are so many physical therapists, chiropractors and osteopathic physicians out there and weare all a little bit different but there are a lot of similarities. There are really three main areas that weall want to approach any patient with. We want to evaluate them, give them a fullthrough evaluation to find out, because you might have hip osteoarthritis but you couldalso have other dysfunctions around your lower back or your knee that play a role in thatperson's individual care plan.

So after the evaluation, we'll kind of sitdown with the patient and let them know what impairments we've found; what's moving toomuch, what's not moving enough, what is tight and what is weak.And so we want to teach them exercises, very specific exercises, but if the person is verystiff and can't move, what good is strengthening something that can't moveé So we want to startoftentimes with manual therapy. Every patient is a little bit different. Somepatients need a lot of manual therapy and then they progress into exercise while othersdon't need any manual therapy and they are ready for exercise right away. That has todo with the severity of the hip osteoarthritis.

So someone comes in and we find that theyhave a stiffening capsule around that hip joint. There are a dozen or more hands ontechniques that we can do. So physical therapists and chiropractors will do joint manipulationsand mobilizations. If you go to the HipTrac website or channel you'll see somedemonstrations of these techniques. You can go to the channel and youcan see demonstrations of some of these techniques. Some of them are very relaxing, very gentle,very pain relieving. They are all very safe. Then there are ones that are a little lesscomfortable. Sometimes we have to stretch that joint that is already irritated. It'ssafe and the person will feel better later

on, but it's sort of like flossing your teethfor the first time. If you haven't flossed and you begin to floss,then you expect your gums to bleed a little bit, be a little irritated but if you areconsistent with that flossing the gums stop bleeding the tissues remodels andthen you have healthier tissue after that. So you have to really educate patients aboutthis process because we are going to do some techniques that are not comfortable but ifyou remind them of that, once they start seeing that improve, they really like it. So we'lldo a number of hands on techniques to really work on stretching out that joint capsuleto take the pressure off the hip and get their

mobility to start to improve. Then we'll transitionto some of these exercises. The exercise will range from very small movements– lying on your bed, lying on the floor – and you slowly want to progress that personover weeks and months to tolerate more weightbearing exercise. Weightbearing exercise is importantbecause that's our position of function. We don't usually walk or work or live lyingon our backs the whole time. We need to be able to go up and down stairs, squat, pickup our children, pick up our grandchildren, sit down in a chair in a restaurant, someof the simplest functions. so you really want to begin nonweightbearingexercise and then progress to more functional,

weightbearing exercise again, dependingon the severity of the osteoarthritis. And education is important, patient educationshould include information like what position to sleep in,how should you be driving, how often should you get up from your computer during the dayhow much water should you drink, what supplements should you be taking if any, nutritional informationand other information like that. If you combine that patient education withthat manual therapy and corrective therapeutic exercise, that's your best chance of – reallythat's your only chance of trying to improve your functionality and quality of life whileyou 're waiting for that hip replacement surgery.

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