Dr Les Bailey asks..
Ihave severe acromioclavicular arthritis .
I really need an operation on it, but the 8 week recovery is out of the question as I work in physical therapies.
I use the usual electroacupuncture and infra red/laser, but wondered if anyone has any more ideas for drug free pain control?
Dr Les Bailey
bit stumped as to why you are asking for advice if you already work in physical therapies ? what have you tried ? operations are rarely effective for arthritic conditions, a healthy diet, supplements and regular exercise have helped me and i was diagnosed with early onset OA at 23, Im now 47 and have few problems,
what did you do originally and have you taped the joint to prevent unwanted or unnecessary movement, I use rocktape or KT tape
The reason I ask is that there is always new ideas and no man/practitioner is an island.
Taping may be a good idea in certain circumstances, and thanks for that.
The operation has a high success rate, but as I said before, the recovery time makes it untenable.:mad:
It really is a nuisance, but luckily does not affect my work, just sleeping/driving.
Dr Les Bailey
Hypnotherapy can be veyr helpful for pain control
For arthritis I would recommend an Alkaline diet (google it) and fish oils to reduce the inflammatory load. It will also reduce calcium loss from the bones.
For pain I would suggest - it has produced some [url]surprising results[/url].