Should I get a knee replacement? Painful knees might be one of the most common symptoms people face. Oftentimes we are told it is arthritis, and that it will progress. Drugs are commonly prescribed. Often the path leads to a surgeon’s door where procedures are performed. The body is a self healing machine, so too are your joints. In this podcast I describe some of the approaches that can be used to rejuvenate and restore painful arthritic knees. We will also explore the risks of surgical intervention, even for common indications like a torn meniscus. Research is building demonstrating that these procedures often are more harmful than beneficial.
Protect yourself from well-intentioned surgeons who believe an operation is a solution to your problem. It may not be. Repel the notion that arthritis is progressive without potential for reversal. This is contrary to what we know about the cellular nature of the human body. It always strives to heal.