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Profile Of A Typical Candidate For Therapy
Many patients who have had knee surgery followed by a long and difficult convalescence, find they still have knee pain. When they ask their doctor – “Why”? – the answer they eventually receive is that their knee pain is psychosomatic . That is to say, “All in your head.” So the question is this: why did your surgeon recommend knee surgery in the first place?
Doctors measure pathology by the results of their tests and what they see on Xrays. But tests don’t always provide them with an accurate assessment of your problem or the severity of your pain. This being so, one of the problems between surgeon and patient is the inability for the doctor to understand and appreciate why you still have pain after he did everything in his power to handle your chronic knee pain.
Does this scenario sound familiar?:
Your doctor told you that your chronic knee pain was due to erosion of the cartilaginous surfaces of your knee joint – a normal result of the aging process. He assured you that by replacing your knee joint with an artificial one, this would take care of the problem and, in essence, you would have a brand new knee joint.
Following your surgeon’s advice you went through the ordeal of invasive knee joint replacement surgery. Your surgeon then visited you once in the hospital to make sure everything looked OK. He or she then discharged you from their care and referred you to a physical therapist for your post operative convalescence.
After a long recovery period and grueling sessions with the physical therapist, you found you still had knee pain. And sometimes your pain was just as severe as before you underwent the knife.
At this point, being very concerned, you insisted that your surgeon see you once again. When you returned to the medical office, the doctor told you that your surgery went fine, everything looks good, it simply takes time for the surgical site to heal, be patient, don’t worry, continue with your physical therapy and in just a few more months all will be well. All this being said as the surgeon held your hand and looked into your eyes with a paternal (or maternal) continence on their face.
A few more months of weekly physical therapy sessions passed, but your knee pain didn’t go away. At this point, the Physical Therapist suggested that you see a Sports Medicine physician, just to review your case. So you went to see the Sports Medicine doctor who examined you, reviewed your knee Xrays and ordered a new set to be taken. He then reassured you that everything was fine and to continue with your physical therapy.
Back to the Physical Therapist and a couple more months of therapy, your knee pain was not going away. Becoming more and more concerned, you returned to the Sports Medicine physician’s office. This time you noticed this was a much shorter visit than last time and the physician’s attitude was much more sober. After listening and then dismissing what you had to say, he stated that nothing was wrong and perhaps you should handle any emotional issues you were having. At this point, he handed you a referral to see a counselor or psychotherapist.
It was hard to come to grips with your doctor’s insinuation that your knee pain is all in your head. After this initial shock, the next question that came to your mind was ‘If my pain is all in my head, then why did they do surgery on my knee’?
This is a good question – one that many a person who has had knee joint replacement surgery has asked.
Why Your Surgeon Performed Knee Surgery For Your Knee Pain
Is it that all surgeons are trained to do surgery whether it’s needed or not, simply to generate income, or is there another more plausible explanation?
Orthopedic surgeons are trained to do surgery. They believe the scalpel will solve all problems. If the Sports Medicine physician sees that the orthopedist followed standard surgical protocol (yet the patient is still complaining of pain) then it must be because they are suffering from some deep routed emotional disturbance that must be resolved. And routing you off to a shrink is only in your best interest.
You now have two ‘experts’ telling you that everything is fine so you are probably confused. It takes a strong willed person to see through this medical dogma and not be intimidated.
So what is the alternative to this road that leads nowhere?
The alternative is to use discernment and ask vital questions before you subject yourself to an invasive knee surgery. The most important question to ask is – What is the actual cause of my knee pain? Since not all geriatrics have knee problems, old age is most likely not the real cause of the erosion of the cartilaginous surfaces of your knee joint.
A common cause of chronic knee pain is two abnormal foot structures – the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. These inherited foot structures change the position in which the knee joint functions. That is, the knee no longer functions directly over the foot, but instead over the inside of the foot (referred to as an oblique patellar tracking pattern). If left untreated, this results in an accelerated wear pattern of the cartilaginous surfaces located on the inside of your knee. In time the cartilage is totally destroyed and the knee bones (femur and tibia) start to erode. At this point, Xrays will show moderate to severe degeneration of the knee and the orthopedist will recommend knee joint replacement surgery.
Chronic knee pain and knee surgery can both be avoided if the abnormal foot structure itself is treated, which will, in turn, prevent the secondary changes from occurring in your knee joint. The therapy that effectively treats the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity is called Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
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, including chronic knee pain, and can help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with Professor/Dr. Rothbart might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read:
Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain
To find out if you may have one of two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
As you learn more about my 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 knee pain and other 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.
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Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain