The quote “In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired” carries a volume of truth. But sometimes we have unrecognized, hidden or even subconscious beliefs that keep us in pain and stop us from achieving the good health we truly deserve. Here’s a perfect example:
A 75 year old woman (I’ll call her Mary) suffered with chronic hip and knee pain. She’d been told by several physicians that her spinal curves had increased and she had one leg shorter than the other. They also told her that because of her age, the cartilage in her knees had worn down to bone on bone contact. This wear, she was told, created an asymmetrical compression in her hip joint which resulted in hip pain.
The doctors all felt she needed surgery. Mary greatly respected her doctors’ opinions and accepted without question their statement that because of her age, her body simply could not repair itself on its own.
Mary’s pain got so bad that she finally came to see me for advice and possible help. After talking with her and evaluating her condition, I placed her in a pair of proprioceptive insoles. The insoles reprogrammed her cerebellum (brain), which created an immediate – and quite noticeable – improvement in her posture. Her improved posture resulted in a decrease in the asymmetrical (uneven) compression in her hip joint.
When Mary walked around the room, I could easily see that her gait and posture were immensely improved. If I hadn’t seen this same result a thousand times before, I would have thought it to be a minor miracle!
Because the uneven compression in Mary’s hip joint was decreased, right then and there her hip pain should also have considerably decreased. But instead, Mary said that her pain was the same and she couldn’t feel any difference in the way she walked. She lamented that ‘being 75 years old, what could she possibly expect, and what she really needed was surgery and a new hip joint’.
Negative Beliefs Contribute To Remaining In Pain
The above example demonstrates how a patient’s beliefs were keeping her in pain. Her fears, emotional blocks and negative thinking were stopping her from experiencing what her body was trying so hard to tell her!
It doesn’t matter what you say. What matters is what you believe deep inside. If inside your head you really feel that you’re too sick, too old, your body can’t repair itself, you’ve already tried everything and you’re beyond help, then most likely any type of intervention – no matter how effective it has proven itself to be – will fail.
As exasperating as this scenario is for the chronic pain patient (who cannot allow themselves to get well), it’s just as exasperating for a medical professional who truly has the means to help them.
There’s no therapy on this planet that will help you and allow your body to heal itself if your mind insists that it won’t.
On the other hand, if you have a positive attitude and know in your heart that the answer is out there waiting for you to find it, then when it does arrive, there’s nothing to stop you from getting better.
Before any type of therapy can be started, you must be emotionally ready. You must understand what is going to be done, what the probable outcome of the therapy will be and what your (and your doctor’s) commitment and responsibilities are. And most important, you must have a positive attitude that you will get better.
A Positive Attitude Partnered With An Effective Therapy = Success
So, let’s say that you are absolutely ready to get well. What next? The obvious answer is that the therapy itself must be effective. If not, all the positive thinking in the world is not going to get rid of your chronic pain.
If you’ve done your emotional homework and are fully committed to eliminating your pain, yet nothing you’ve tried has worked; the probable reason is that your chosen therapy(s) did not address nor effectively treat the cause of your chronic pain. If this is the case, there’s a high probability that you have an inherited, abnormal foot structure – the Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity – that will cause chronic muscle and joint pain throughout your body. The only therapy that effectively treats these common foot structures and the chronic pain they cause is called Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
Your mind is strong. If you have beliefs that keep you in pain, that’s where you’ll stay. If you feel there’s no relief, then there isn’t. But if you know the answer is out there, then you won’t give up until you find it. And find it you will. I suggest you start here: Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain