@astroman: thanks for detailed reply. I also don't agree with calling it arthritis, which makes no sense.
I continue to beat the crap out of my tendons, (controlled) softening them and then working them out. I wont bore people with repeating my many posts on how to do this. Takes a long time but works. Its forced circulation. A hard tendon has almost NO circulation. Then used DMSO to drive in natural noninflammatory creams/gels ect.after my self treatment.
With your PT, does it improve in time? I mean do you see symptoms weakening in years?
I tried rolling hamstring(sit tendons) on hard ball, it helps over time until it returns after few months.
1) My short answer :
I have had areas of what seems to be permanent healing in areas of past constant bother/pain and or range of motion issues.....plus HUGE strength gains since I can now EFFECTIVELY work out with positive results.
2)My long detailed answer:
My many PT variations slowed down and halted the lyme body pain progression before and then during ABX. Healing / reversing and strength gaining did not happen doing this till after ABX. My whole body was riddled with past sports and work injuries (both from impacts and repetetive motion + lyme) that did not heal correctly -adhessions and hard spots in muscles, along with many stiff tendons and reaking joints.
What worked was a combination of:
1) aggressive trigger point therapy,
2) and active release (ART technique)
3) followed by aggressive hard foam rolling and LaCross ball / golf ball).
4) and home versions of Graston technique - a US version of the centuries old Gua sha : ["a Chinese medicine technique that involves scraping muscle tissue to stimulate blood flow has been used for centuries to promote healing. This technique has since been used to help thousands of athletes and weekend warriors, suffering from strained and pulled muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Patients with chronic pain and inflammation have also benefited.."]
5) any of the above followed by working out and trying to isolate areas I was working on.
At some point once loosed, then strength training began to retain a healed state. I started with my hands/forarms so I could work (employment) use them fixing the rest of my body. Then step two was at the very core - hip flexors, low back, glutes, psoas (hard to reach), and then went outward.
I went to many chiros too, but that did not last without correcting the tendon issues myself. My PT variations were learned from clinicians who somewhat bothered to explain to me what it was that they were actually doing. I took it from there and studied it.
All areas have vastly improved, many areas healed and are now normal. My leg and shoulder muscle strenght has improved almost **double** in two years in the gym. In many cases what limited my strenght was not actually muscle burnout, but limitations from tendon pain. Now I can truly "Max Out" at the gym finding the "end muscle strenght", not limited by tendon pain. With a lean athletic build of 6 ft, 175, I am not a big bulky dude, so gaining that much strenght in little time is not easy with my body type. I just maxed out last night at the gym and it felt great to not feel tendon pain. Got out of bed and walked this morning only a little stiff (expected), but no pain. Right now, I certainly dont feel like I maxed out yesterday.
This was not possible for me to do fo, many years since early 20's, ...now in early 50's can do this. I was a competitive specialized regional upper-ranked endurance athlete, who managed to "gimp it" competing until my late 30's. When you are specialized at something and good at (easy and natural for you), you can amazingly learn how to adapt up to a certain point of burnout, which is what I did. I can only imagine that's how all these Olympians and other individual sports figures you occaionally hear about
still barely manage to compete in their sport with lyme (unknowingly), but their time does eventually come, sooner than they expected.........then some (the lucky ones) find out whats wrong.
I stopped using Ciscus herb, as it was costly vs the outcome. Ive been using all five types of collegian protien (all in one Dr Axe) with some noticeable improvements over regular protein. Some of the single types of colleagan didn't do anything for me in the past.
Also re-started Penetrex cream (which has a little DMSO in it) after 10,000 Daises had great luck with it. But I sometimes drive it in further with liquid DMSO.
I also had Leap MRT food testing. I eat a tested (for my body) low inflammatory diet (almost one year now), which helps enough to continue, but not magic. Does great for my thyroid (per feel and tests).
Post Edited (astroman) : 7/19/2019 10:27:21 AM (GMT-6)