A desperate woman in her forties (I’ll call her Marilyn) disclosed: “I have pain all over my body. I ache all over.” What had started with right knee pain, over the years extended into her hip and back. Marilyn’s orthopedic doctors diagnosed severe osteodegenerative arthritis and told her that her joints were so arthritic (almost to the point of bone on bone contact) that they needed to be replaced. And that, without surgery: she would end up in a wheel chair.
Marilyn underwent several surgeries, but her pain in every joint got worse. She asked me: “I followed my doctors’ orders, trusting they would make me well. Where did I go wrong?”
What the orthopedic doctors didn’t tell Marilyn was their belief system supporting surgical intervention. That is, most doctors believe that when joints are so deteriorated, to the point that the cartilage is worn paper thin, the body cannot repair itself or re-grow cartilage and hence: the need to put in artificial joints.
I told Marilyn that many doctors don’t know how to stop chronic osteodegenerative arthritis because they don’t know what’s causing it in the first place, and so the only thing they can do is wait for the deterioration to be so severe, that it justifies doing a joint replacement.
I explained that if you intervene before the joint is totally destroyed and you successfully treat the cause of the joint deterioration, the joint is capable of healing itself.
The human body can almost always heal itself when you take away the block(s) and/or give it what it needs.
Marilyn was shocked to hear this seemingly self evident statement. Apparently, none of her doctors had ever told her this before. To the contrary, they said that her body would not heal without undergoing surgery.
I emphasized that the body can regenerate new cartilage. This is accomplished by effectively correcting her bad posture and misalignment of her joints.
Postural Misalignment Results In Pain In Every Joint
When the postural alignment is improved, the joints will function in their properly aligned position, the bones no longer press against each other and the cartilage is no longer compacted (preventing its’ regrowth).
Xrays confirmed that Marilyn still had some cartilage left in her knee and hip. We immediately started Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, which corrected her posture, put her body into the correct alignment and allowed her joints to heal. Two years later, when knee and hip Xrays were retaken, we found evidence that Marilyn’s cartilage had regenerated.
Marilyn, a very happy lady, told me- “Well, Professor Rothbart, when I first came to you I had pain in every joint. I ached all over. I no longer have pain all over my body. In fact, I feel pretty darn good!”
Her recovery made me feel pretty darn good, too! My greatest satisfaction comes from helping people that were once crippled by chronic pain return to a full and vibrant life.
If you have been struggling with temporary fixes and treatments that only work in the short term, I invite you to read more on this site and learn about my work.
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 muscle and joint pain.
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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 RPT
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain