Your Knee Is Connected To Your Brain
Hello, I am Danny Hamil and I’d like to share some information with you on how you can eliminate, or reduce your knee pain and joint pain. One of the most amazing things in the universe is the human body and brain. I’ve been told that the brain never forgets anything that has ever entered into it. The problem is our inability to retrieve the information from the brain. The good thing about this article is that it is primarily about knee pain, not about the brain. We will leave the brain for the neurosurgeons to analyze. But I think we are all cognizant of the fact that the brain does control our emotions.
We can make ourselves feel better or feel worse just by thinking and dwelling on joint pain. We can take our mind off of our pain by substituting other thoughts in our brain. Have you ever told anyone that you had a slight headache and they responded to you by saying something to the effect of: ‘let me hit your finger with a hammer and you will forget about your headache’? Our brain directly has an effect on what we do and how we feel.
One of the contributing factors to knee pain is being overweight or obese. Not only does excess weight create excessive strain on the muscles, tendons, and knee joints creating additional pain, it can make us think negatively about ourselves. You did not gain an excessive amount of weight in one day and without surgery, you won’t take it off in one day. Incremental, but permanent, lifestyle changes will result in loss of weight and making you feeling better about yourself and having less joint pain.
Smoking is bad for our health in many ways. Primarily we are bombarded with ‘no smoking’ ads because it causes cancer. Smoking is also highly counterproductive as the smoke causes stress on the connective tissues which can lead to more joint problems. To improve your health you definitely should stop smoking.
Some people experience pain relief through the use of acupuncture. Most of us have heard of acupuncture but never experienced it. Of course, acupuncture is when a trained acupuncturist inserts hair-thin needles in various points on your body. Acupuncture has worked for many people with joint pain.
We would be amiss if we did not mention therapy. One of the therapies dealing with joint pain is cognitive behavioral therapy whereby negative thoughts or your inability to cope are replaced with positive or alternative thoughts. If you are feel the need to talk to someone about your joint pain you may want to visit your therapists.