If you are looking for natural arthritis pain relief, here is a brand new way to achieve it. An arthritis adventure is a powerful journey that hundreds with osteoarthritis have been on. Starting with joint pain, stiffness, and lack of mobility, they were able to find hope again. They were able to get back to running, hiking, biking, skiing, and simply just walking around the neighborhood. But wait…that’s possible with osteoarthritis?! It absolutely is.
“My grandkids keep wanting me to get on the floor but I just can’t because of my arthritic knees”
“I used to love running and used it as my stress reliever. But I was told I could never run again because of my arthritis and I am devastated.”
“My back pain can be so limiting that I really cannot even stand for longer than 20 minutes. It makes playing golf so difficult.”
Do any of these statements sound familiar?
If they do, I want you to take a sigh of relief because you are in the right place. Instead of telling you, “you can never do x, y, z because of your arthritic joints”, we find a way. Natural arthritis pain relief is possible.
Take Rachel for example. She was an ex-strongwoman competitor and loved lifting weights. Then all of a sudden knee osteoarthritis pain began to limit these activities.
She was left feeling stuck in where to turn next. She was determined to find relief but wasn’t finding answers to the questions that she had.
After finding the answers and the hope she was looking for inside the Arthritis Adventure Blueprint and taking the leap, now she is hiking down to beautiful areas of the sea, is returning to lifting weights, and has found tremendous pain relief.
Hear her story below.
What is an arthritis adventure, tell me more!
An Arthritis Adventure something we developed at Keep the Adventure Alive because we got so tired of people simply being told you have arthritis because you are getting older and you really should stop all exercise. Also being told, “there’s really nothing you can do besides surgery”.
We saw ex-athletes become sedentary, gain unwanted weight, and fall into depression because of this. We saw previously vibrant, active people become isolated, alone, and weak.
We are changing the narrative around arthritis treatment. No longer does it look like medications, surgeries, arthroscopic procedures, and cortisone shots. Instead it looks doing exercises you actually feel confident doing, gaining so much more energy, and controlling inflammation naturally. You have OPTIONS.
An Arthritis Adventure is a journey of courage and motivation that is unlike any other arthritis treatment. This journey is for those who don’t accept that arthritis is going to hold them back. Those who aren’t willing to give up their active lifestyle.
With the right steps forward, natural arthritis pain relief is possible. You don’t have to go on your journey alone.
It goes like this…
First, you choose an adventure
First you choose an adventure you would like to accomplish. Don’t sell yourself short just because you may have been told you can never do something again. Pick something that would truly make you happy.
Here are some examples from real clients:
- carrying grandchildren up and down the stairs
- get back to feeling confident on a mountain bike
- getting up and down from the floor with ease
- get back to running at least 3 miles
- actually feel confident exercising daily again
- return to sprint triathlons
- be able to complete in fencing on a national stage
Really take some time to think about these goals because this will guide the rest of your journey. There is no going willy-nilly into this! Don’t just stop at “I want to be more active”. Give yourself a solid goal of “I want to be able to walk around the grocery store without knee swelling or more pain afterwards”.
After you have these goals, it’s time to move on.
Next step, the plan
It’s time now to create a plan. And let me tell you, it’s not as simple as:
…exercise and lose weight.
When people are told to do this by healthcare professionals, they are almost never successful. Why? Because that is not a real plan. There are usually no directions given on how to achieve it. Most of the times people are left to their own discretion and fall off the wagon very easily.
Does this sound familiar? It’s totally okay if it does because almost everyone we meet has experienced this in some way.
Instead of just hopping right to exercise or right to cutting everything out of your diet, you have to understand WHY you are doing it.
In order to achieve long term natural arthritis pain relief you have to understand the answers to these questions. What are the benefits of exercise when it comes to arthritis? What foods are best for controlling inflammation? Why should you be worried about inflammation in the first place?
If you blindly follow something because a friend, family member, or neighbor did it and said it worked, you may just be spinning your wheels. Natural arthritis pain relief may stay out of reach…
What we have found is that once you actually understand why something is helping, you will be significantly more successful.
For example, one of our clients was not a fan of exercise nor did he really ever have an exercise routine. He began to develop severe back spasms and early signs of spinal stenosis. He did not want surgery so thought he would give exercise a try.
He had tried before but found it was so hard to stay consistent. He never really knew what exercises to do and was never fully convinced it was helping his joints, sometimes he thought it may have been hurting them. So he’d usually stop after a week or two.
It took until he realized that exercise is actually one of the best things for joints because it controls inflammation. He learned which exercises to do more of and maybe which to avoid. He learned the correct form and finally was able to reap amazing benefits! He actually looked forward to exercise because of how good it made him feel. Now he’s been consistently exercising for 6+ months.
Another client felt like she had been exercising like she should but still was not getting any pain relief. It turns out that exercise wasn’t what she needed the most. Her diet rich in inflammatory foods was what was holding her back. She was also severely under the recommended amount on protein. Making a few simple changes finally started unlocking pain relief.
Instead of spending a bunch of time figuring out where you need to start and what is holding you back, we’ve made it easy. In the Arthritis Adventure Blueprint we take you step by step into figuring out where you should be focusing.
Finding movement your joints love is next
Movement is such a critical part of this Arthritis Adventure and for natural arthritis pain relief. Not only for strengthening and weight loss but for daily life! We have to be able to move in order to make it through the day.
Sometimes, it can seem like your joints won’t love any movement. That every movement you try hurts.
There are so many ways to move. Many more than we think. There are also so many different variations of exercises.
Take squats for example. Almost no one raises their hand and says “wow, I love squats”, especially with osteoarthritis. But take a look at this video below to find out 10 ways you can modify squats that will actually be nice to arthritic knees, hips, and low backs!
The best way to start in finding these movements is to invest in someone that can show you the way. Once you understand the exercises, form, and right amount- it becomes SO MUCH EASIER. You will actually be excited for exercise again because of how good you will feel afterwards.
We have created a library of the best 10 workout classes led by Dr. Alyssa Kuhn, physical therapist and arthritis specialist. These videos are between 20-45 minutes in length using various equipment like resistance bands, dumbbells, chairs, and other objects you can easily find in your home.
When you have someone guiding you along, pushing you, and motivating you- doors begin to open for arthritis pain relief. If you want to follow a sample workout routine, we do have a free 4 day challenge you can start with.
Finally, make it consistent
The key to success on an Arthritis Adventure is consistency. If you can find a routine and do it regularly, you have so much potential for arthritis pain relief.
Even just simply doing exercise 10-15 minutes per day can make a huge difference. Changing out one or two of the things you typically eat that cause inflammation can have so much more impact than you realize.
It is achievable even if you feel like you don’t have time.
Even if you feel like you have “tried every exercise before”.
Even if you have bone on bone arthritis, it’s still possible to find exercises that don’t flare up your pain.
The longer you wait, the harder it will become.
Natural arthritis pain relief is possible
There is so much you can accomplish even with arthritis. Your life does not have to be over. You don’t have to fear for your future. Not if you start now. Not if you take a leap of faith on yourself.
There are options for natural arthritis pain relief aside from surgery. OF course, there is absolutely a time and a place for surgery. More on how to decide on surgery in this article.
Without action though, you’ll never know what’s truly possible for yourself.
Learn more about the Arthritis Adventure Blueprint so you can have the opportunity to realize your true potential without having to spend hundreds on medical appointments, procedures, and injections.
You may surprise yourself at how good you feel…
Disclaimer: This post is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Kuhn and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Move Well Age Well, LLC and Dr. Alyssa Kuhn, PT, DPT are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any conclusions drawn, services or product you obtain through this post, video or site. Complete all exercises at your own risk.