by Dr. Arlo Gordin
Knee injuries can be a real drag. You need your knees to walk, run, and for virtually all physical and athletic activities. Just getting around requires healthy functioning knees. Since being able to exercise is one of the crucial factors to staying healthy; knee injuries can actually shorten life and erode health, as well as lessen the quality of it. One of the most complicated joints in the body for its number of ligaments, the knee is also one of the most frequent to be injured or become degenerated or arthritic.
Knees can be injured in sports injuries and twisting-force injuries. Skiing, basketball or football, sometimes just stepping out of a car wrong, or into a pothole, can result in a knee injury.
Ligaments (the tissues that hold joints together and limit their range of motion) can be micro-torn, “sprained”, or damaged. Pain, swelling, and inability to use them normally, results in a feeling of being partially crippled. Ligament “sprains” are amongst the most underrated and poorly diagnosed and treated injuries. Ligament injury will often have life-long and degenerative consequences when not properly and thoroughly treated.
In some of the most severe injuries the cartilages (meniscus: medial and lateral, the two cartilage pads that fit inside the knee between the thighbone and lower leg bone) can be displaced and torn. Since the meniscus is one of the only body tissues that do not receive a direct blood supply in an adult body, they are exceptionally slow to heal. Many physicians and surgeons believe “cartilages never heal”. (That's false.) Meniscus injuries are routinely thought by surgeons to require surgery (arthroscopic is the most common type currently employed). I have corrected uncounted meniscus cartilage tears and injuries. I also correct the knee cap position and tracking, as well as the muscular circuit breakers in the knee's muscles.
Due to the latest research on the non-surgical correction and healing of knee injuries, most patients actually do not require surgery, and do better without it. We utilize that up-to-date research in the correction of our patients’ knee complaints.
I can test your knee to determine what is wrong with it, using the sophisticated and accurate techniques we have pioneered. Our Advanced Applied Kinesiology technique will provide analysis of your knee's problems. My method to painlessly correct the knee, and all of its components, often brings miraculous results. Many times, after months of pain and debility, the patient gets up onto his knee after the first treatment, with the pain reduced and motion greatly restored. Correcting the damaged elements of the knee with complete knee tissues' repair is the goal to reach. Nutritional supplements made for the repair of soft tissue can be used to speed healing of ligament and cartilage. They are also natural pain-relievers that don’t have the undesired side effects that medications do.
Weakness in the knee, and pain are often contributed to by weak adrenal glands. The adrenals are on the same nerve circuits as your inner thigh muscles which stabilize the knee. Weakened adrenal glands (and low blood sugar) often result in weak inner knees. That weakness makes injury more likely to occur. Once the knee is hurt, weak adrenals get in the way of your healing. Strengthening your adrenals quickens knee healing, increases stamina and prevents future knee re-injury.
Even many arthritic knees with cartilages all but gone, have done well with my advanced health approach and our techniques. Patients who were told that their only option was knee surgery are now active and pain-free again without the surgery. I also have methods for patients who underwent surgery and who still didn’t get the result they hoped for there. That is not an uncommon outcome. After my treatment they finally achieved the pain relief to get around and the ability to perform athleticallythat they sought.
Fixing knee problems, pain, meniscus tears and all the miscellaneous types of pain and malfunction is one of my favorite areas. It's usually so easy and the results are often staggeringly fantastic and fast! I love helping people with knee pain and problems. Just recently I took care of a knee patient with a total knee replacement who was sure she'd need the other knee replaced. She could only climb a flight of stairs pulling herself up with her hands! In mere days her knee pain was zero'd out and her walking and climbing stairs made new. Now she’s bicycling more than 20 miles at a time! That's just one story that I have repeated with knee sufferers countless times.
As a person who tore my own medial meniscus cartilage in a severe knee accident (skiing) and who healed it without surgery, I can offer my personal experience that our natural route is the preferable one. I can perform just as well athletically on my knee that was injured as on the knee that wasn’t! Now I can't even remember which side I damaged, or tell any difference between the two!
If you have aknee injury or knee problem, a new injury, or even if it's old news, you could best ask me to find out what is wrong with it and to get it fixed!