“Joints” for Sore Joints and other Alternative Health Solutions

Nobody wants a pain reliever that’s anything less than extra-strength: “Give me the maximum-allowable dosage. Figure out what will kill me, and then back it off a little bit.”

Jerry Seinfeld

The best humor always has an element of truth to it doesn’t it?

I’m been in the pain free camp for the last couple of years, not because I’m injury free or without joint issues but because I deal with the realities of my life and I’m open to the best science has available.

I live in Canada where marihuana has recently become legal for medical purposes.  Most of those purposes are centered around pain relief. Now I was never any kind of pothead and I don’t like tobacco but I see the value in this alternative approach, it just wasn’t for me.  I also need all my mental faculties firing on all cylinders all the time.

Back in the day I was one of those younger athletes that always went all-out because winning was winning and you never really thought about the long-term consequences of sports.  However overuse and abuse catches up with you.

Listen as any retired NFL player walks by, their joints will sound like a bowl of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies …. Snap, Crackle and Pop.

It doesn’t have to be that way, but a lot of people live like that because they don’t know there are alternatives.

I remember my first knee injury; it was from playing competitive tennis.  I was on the courts about 30 hours a week teaching and coaching plus playing whenever I got the chance. It was actually a repetitive stress type of injury that had been going-on for years.

I eventually went to my Doctor and he said “go easy on it”. Seven years of medical school, ten years in practice and that’s what I get … “go easy on it” ??

I did manage to get a referral to an orthopedic surgeon … and by the way you should know the difference between a medical generalist and a specialist.

One treats what you have, the other thinks you have what he treats.

I ended up getting my knee scoped and having a torn meniscus cleaned up.  That’s a procedure that has to be done, know amount of therapy or pain relief is going to be a long-term solution when you have actual tissues being compressed between bones.  So good enough, life carries on but the environment had been created now for arthritis to eventually set in.

I got use to a life of wrapping my knee up and putting ice on it.  Not an ideal treatment but there wasn’t much else available.

Fast-forward 25 years and that same left knee has had two other surgeries and my right knee one. For those that are counting that’s 4 knee procedures in total.  

That’s a lot of joint damage and discomfort but I’m not the complaining type, I look for the positives.  I was positive my knees hurt.

I started using heating pads regularly and taking inflammation medications. I don’t like taking any prescribed drugs except for that little blue pill, kidding.  All those medications stay in your system, and the long-term effects are not entirely known. It’s not the solution you want, especially if there is an alternative.

That alternative for me was a DMSO cream, these have been around for a while but their formulations and the science behind them are getting more precise all the time.

There’s a whole physiology behind how they work that I won’t get into here… and you don’t really need to understand it, you just need to experience the joy of pain free.

It’s quick, it’s available and it’s inexpensive considering the alternatives.

I’m not sure how I originally came across it, I read a lot about options to traditional medical procedures and medications. I’m not anti –medical, it certainly has it’s place,  I just like to know I have alternatives. Here’s what I’ve been using – Arbotrex dmso Cream made by Live Better Naturals. Check out the Live Better naturals store to see their selection of products.