Are you and your physician choosing joint replacement? Let us help you maximize your outcome.
When your joint is bone-on-bone, the pain is worsening and keeps you from your daily activities; joint replacement may be the next best step. I get it, I’d try everything I could to avoid surgery, but sometimes it’s inevitable. So, once you and your physician make this life changing decision, there are some other things to consider as you look forward to getting back to normal. Consider your alignment.
For those of you who are already on board with Egoscue, you know that we are all about pain relief through proper alignment. The key to our work is retraining the muscles to work equally so when the weight of your body goes through your joints it is balanced. If muscles are out of whack and doing too much or too little, bones are pulled out of place, joints are wearing unevenly and therein lies your pain. Once your joints bear weight evenly you gain strength, balance and function. This not only alleviates pain, but protects you in the future. Although I talk about how cartilage regenerates, some joints are so compromised that replacement is the only option. Each body is different; everyone’s history and injuries are different. If you are in pain and cannot function, choosing joint replacement isn’t a failure; it is an amazing tool to get your body and your life back to where it needs to be.
If joint replacement is next, you have prepared for it beautifully! You’re in your best alignment going into surgery – a step ahead of the curve with strength and balance as you also embark on post-surgery rehab. One of our clients recently exclaimed that “My doctors, all the nurses and my rehab therapists were amazed at how strong I was and how fast I recovered from my knee replacement!” “They asked me what I had been doing and I told them it was all my hard work doing Egoscue at Pain Free!” She continues to do her Egoscue e-cises to maintain her alignment and protect her new joint.
If you are planning on joint replacement, we can help you prepare and improve your outcome. And, we are waiting for you on the other side to help keep your entire body functioning – head to toe – including your new joint!