Well, I’m back in my study this morning, after being at a business/marketing meeting this weekend in Tampa. Since I live in the Orlando area, it’s a straight shot for me, driving along I-4 West. Takes about an hour and forty minutes to two hours, depending on traffic, especially through the city of Tampa. Compared to my recent drive to Southampton, New York, this is a snap!
Given my personal history of knee pain and arthroscopic surgery, this would be a real trial causing nagging aching and swelling of the knees. But I actually practice what I preach– I use all the tips I’ve passed along to you to reduce your knee pain, while driving. You can see all of these in my LITTLE GREEN BOOK FOR ELIMINATING KNEE PAIN, and you can get your own copy at
http://drbillsclinic.com/eliminate_knee_pain.html These tips were a life saver during the long haul to New York, but they’re pretty useful for shorter drives, too. Try them yourself and see.
Anyway, I was catching up on my email and other correspondance when I came across an advertisement that promised to END ARTHRITIS PAIN FOREVER. Hmmmm… It sounds like they’re promising a CURE. But what do they really mean?
Here’s the thing: I spent a quarter century treating people with various forms of arthritis. And as a surgeon, I’ve actually SEEN the damage that arthritis does, first hand. That’s intimate knowledge of the destruction that these diseases (note, it’s NOT just one disease, but MANY) can wreak on joints. This is direct experience of seeing and feeling those destroyed joint surfaces, with my own hands, that even rheumatologists don’t have, unless they’ve personally scrubbed in on open joint surgeries.
Based on that experience, I can tell you this–there is NO CURE for the most serious forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (and other inflammatory forms), at this time.
But the ad says they cured “rheumatoid arthritis SYMPTOMS.” That implies that they cured rheumatoid arthritis, doesn’t it? But, I assure you, no one to date has done so.
So again, what do they REALLY mean? Is is just false advertising? No, not really. But it IS deliberately misleading.
You see, when most people think of arthritis, they think of the “wear and tear” arthritis you get as you get older, in other words, osteoarthritis. When you talk about rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, you suggest (without quite saying so) that you are talking about rheumatoid arthritis. But when you read the ad copy, you find out that what they’re really describing is the arthritis of LYME DISEASE, which is due to a bacterium and therefore CAN be cured.
Are the SYMPTOMS the same as rheumatoid arthritis? In the short term, yup. But will the same treatment, antibiotics, actually cure rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis? Nope.
This is just a classic case of advertising leading you to draw inaccurate conclusions, based on false assumptions. They are NOT lying. But they ARE trying to fool you. And if you don’t know any better, you’re going to fall for it. These guys are GOOD at this.
To help you sift the truth from all the B.S. out there, you need someone who KNOWS on your side. If you had read my newest healing program, HOW TO AVOID KNEE SURGERY, which you CAN, if you go to http://drbillsclinic.com/avoid_knee_surgery.html you would know better.
With treatments drawn from across the entire medical spectrum, conventional, alternative and complimentary, you can finally understand WHAT TO DO, and HOW TO DO IT to relieve your pain and restore your function. And WHY, as well. So don’t be fooled. Arm yourself with the best health resource you can get to get rid of your knee pain, FAST, with easy, proven methods that WORK. Go to http://drbillsclinic.com/eliminate_knee_pain.html
That’s all for today, my friend. I’m going out for a walk in this beautiful weather. There ARE advantages to being in Florida, at least at this time of year :) Til next time, be well.
Yours for a pain-free tomorrow,
P.S. For DR. BILL’S LITTLE GREEN BOOK ON ELIMINATING KNEE PAIN, a concise, but complete handbook on the root causes and the various options for treating knee pain, go to http://drbillsclinic.com/eliminate_knee_pain.html
P.P.S. For DR. BILL’S PAIN-FREE PROGRAM: EXERCISES TO PREVENT OR ELIMINATE KNEE PAIN, please go to
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