Examination of Arthritis symptoms
Unfortunately I still see many clients who have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis inaccurately! While it may be true that they have some Osteoarthritis in their painful joint(s) this may not be the full story. It certainly may not be what is causing all their pain.
The result is that too many people suffer needlessly. The inaccuracy exists when they have not had a thorough and complete examination. If this is the case then the problem will often not be treated optimally. This can result in years of unnecessary suffering. This is why it is so important that they have all their arthritis symptoms examined properly.
I will spend anywhere up to an hour examining someone comprehensively and it will include the following;
- A detailed interview of the persons health. This includes all the pains. The nature, intensity and location of pain. All the restrictions and associated problems as well as medications used especially for pain and inflammation.
- Study of relevant x-rays, MRI and any other investigative procedures.
- Joint observation for swelling, heat, redness and disfigurement.
- Full joint movement testing.
- Full muscle movement testing.
- Full muscle tension palpation.
- Postural and bio-mechanical analysis.
It is not until this information has been gathered and collated that I can then begin to create a full picture of all the variables.
Then we can actually begin to make a very effective treatment plan. The optimal goal is to be able to create a self help program that the client can perform for themselves. In certain cases the client will be able to return to a full and normal active life with no more pain. In severe cases the best option may well be for surgery and the client will be referred to an Orthopaedic specialist. Treatment before and after surgery can also make a huge difference to recovery.
Like all treatment the critical factors are actually understanding clearly what is going on in order to be able to provide the best outcome.
These concepts are described in detail in my book “How I Achieved Freedom From Arthritis” see the link in this website for more info link