Having an arthritic hip has been a challenge. But arthritis doesn’t have to be a death sentence ending in surgery and joint replacement. It has layers to unravel, which take time, but seeing progress and truly increasing function feels like a small miracle – I feel like I am igniting my body’s agility to heal.
In December, I had an xray done and yes, I have osteoarthritis. Again. But in the other hip.
It was depressing at first to get that diagnosis, but then I decided this was my opportunity to figure out how to ignite the body’s innate ability to heal. I already know I can get a hip replacement, and that is all the doctor recommended.
Seriously? I want a more natural approach and I am going to figure out how to do that.
I knew the anti-inflammatory diet was a huge part of it and live an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. I learned that from my first hip degenerating over 7 years ago. That will never change. Using the turmeric and copaiba essential oils and my JShake Anti-inflammatory Elixir is a daily thing. And I will not give that up. But there has to be a way to reverse the degeneration or at least stop it.
I also noticed that my femur is rotated in the xray…and so is the hip bone.
So I have spent months correcting that not just with PT, but intuitively, I get clues as to what to do. That included single leg exercises at the gym, bands across the thighs while riding the bike trainer and a few others I cannot explain. They just helped.
For the past 2 years I feel like I am in hip rehab. I may be in shape by normal people standards, but as an elite athlete, I am so out of fitness it makes me laugh and cry.
This weekend was a first where when I went biking Sunday, I felt like I am starting to access my power again. And I am ready to start doing hill repeats to gain more strength. They make me feel alive. I also did not have pain in my hip later that day or the next day.
I started lifting at the gym in December and that too feels soooo good! I may get my buff arms and shoulders back this summer Not going to let this arthritis slow me down anymore.
Some days I feel like nothing is working and I am a fool to think I can regenerate my hip. But then I keep doing the myosource band exercises, keep doing the anti-inflammatory diet, keep doing the energy work to receive healing and release the genetic imprints as well as the emotional trauma from my own childhood experiences or prior lifetimes.
I just keep riding my bike, keep doing my yoga, keep rebuilding the microbiome (this has been a huge step in reversing the degeneration), and keep asking God for direction.
and He says ‘keep going and keep receiving the healing you seek’.
I am starting to feel like me again and am not constantly thinking about hip rehab but doing what I love to do and things that makes me feel alive.
Soon I hope to be back playing tennis, riding my bike with groups and friends in the 15 mph group, and dancing in high heels with ease!
Arthritis doesn’t have to be a death sentence. This natural healing is not always easy but it is rewarding as I do more with each passing week rather than less as most people with arthritis. Yes, I have been blessed with diligence and determination to heal my body naturally….so I can help others heal naturally.
If you know anyone who has arthritis, there is a way to ignite your body’s ability to heal. It’s just unraveling the layers to get there. Arthritis doesn’t have to be a death sentence and we can show you how to make it optimistic vs debilitating.
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