With PMBT, Dr. Ric has successfully cured thousands of patients with chronic conditions who had not been able to find relief from anyone else. Below are descriptions of the most common conditions, which are tendinitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, and neuritis. Be sure to check out the conditions which you can now treat yourself with PMBT!
When someone does a physical activity to excess, they strain the muscle that was overused. This can happen to a well-trained athlete who is striving to excel, or a retired person who overdoes it while working in their garden. The resultant muscle strain (mild tear) creates inflammation and pain. This strain usually occurs near the end of the muscle where it attaches to a bone or blends into its tendon, and creates a condition known as acute tendinitis. Acute Tendinitis is often seen in the “weekend warrior” athlete who sits at a desk all week, then over-exerts their body while playing softball or tennis all day on the weekend. The condition can also manifest if a muscle is strained from trauma such as a fall.
The usual treatment for acute tendinitis is to rest the area, apply ice periodically for the first 24 hours, then to continue with moist heat. Rest prevents further muscle injury, the ice reduces the initial inflammation and swelling, and the moist heat circulates blood through the area to speed the healing process. Now, if you added gentle massage and stretching to this treatment plan the muscle would probably heal totally back to normal.
Unfortunately, this is not what the average person usually does. They may ice once or twice and rest a bit, but most often just take an over-the-counter pain medication and continue on with their normal activities. If the strain was minor, their body may be able to heal the muscle fibers normally. Unfortunately, this is not the usual result because the injured muscle is being used instead of rested. Because of the stress on the muscle, their body heals the injured muscle fibers by binding them together with fibrotic adhesions or scar tissue. This is done in an attempt to prevent further damage to the injured area. It is a normal protective response of their body.
This scar tissue formation results in the injured muscle becoming shorter and tighter than normal. The increased tension and stress on the muscle makes it more susceptible to strain during future physical work, recreational activities, or even activities of daily living. If the muscle is over-stressed or reinjured further, eventually enough scar tissue will form to cause chronic tendinitis or other more serious conditions to develop.
When a muscle develops a certain degree of scar tissue, it becomes tight enough to pull the bone it is attached to out of normal alignment. This causes the joint directly related to that bone to become misaligned. A joint misalignment often creates a situation where the muscle tendon receives excess pressure and irritation. This irritation comes from either the tendon receiving abnormally high pressure from a bony structure or simply from the tight muscle putting increased stress on the tendon. Often, it is a combination of the two. For this reason, the painful tendon may be the one attached to the tight damaged muscle or could be receiving stress from a joint misalignment caused by another tight muscle.
This continual excessive stress to the tendon causes inflammation, swelling and pain. The pain is usually increased with use of the involved muscle or joint. This creates a chronic tendinitis condition that will not heal with rest. A problem like this could last a lifetime if not properly treated and will usually worsen as the joint misalignment becomes greater.
A chronic joint misalignment could also result in bursitis, osteoarthritis, or neuritis, depending on which part of the joint is receiving the abnormal stress. (For more information see the explanation of PMBT)
Read this article for symptomatic relief of acute and chronic tendinitis. If you have a chronic tendinitis condition which you are failing to get relief from, it can most likely be resolved by receiving PMBT treatments. The misaligned joint directly causing the tendinitis must be aligned properly, and any other joint imbalances which could cause the problem to return must also be aligned. Then we must determine what caused the muscle damage which lead to the joint imbalance. If it is an activity that you are doing incorrectly then you must be educated in how to do it without over-stressing your muscles.
The rootword “arthr” means joint, so the word “arthritis” means inflammation of a joint.
There are various forms of arthritis, but osteoarthritis is by far the most common. This is why most people refer to it simply as arthritis. Osteoarthritis is also called degenerative joint disease or DJD. From here on the term arthritis will be used to refer to osteoarthritis.
Learn what causes this joint inflammation and the excessive (and unnatural) degeneration of the cartilage of a joint from my article.
Treatmeant of Osteoarthritis
If you have osteoarthritis of the hands, I have a self-treatment video available here which teaches you how to treat this condition in the privacy and comfort of your own home. You’ll not only learn how to eliminate the cause of this condition but also how to speed your recovery and how to prevent its return. This video can eliminate years of pain and suffering and save you a lot of time and money.
If you have an osteoarthritic condition in your spine, hip, knee or other area it can most likely be resolved by receiving PMBT treatments. The misaligned joint directly causing the osteoarthritis must be aligned properly and any other joint imbalances which could cause the problem to return must also be aligned. Then we must determine what caused the muscle damage leading to the joint imbalance. If it is an activity that you are doing using incorrect body movements or poor posture, then you must be educated in how move in order to put the least amount of stress on your muscles as possible.
Neuritis simply means inflammation of the nerve. It commonly accompanies other conditions such as tendinitis, bursitis and arthritis. Neuritis is also usually accompanied by neuralgia, or nerve pain.
Treatment of Neuritis
The misaligned joint directly causing the neuritis must be aligned properly, and any other joint imbalances which could cause the problem to return must also be aligned. Then the cause of the muscle damage leading to the joint imbalance must be determined. Incorrect body movements or poor posture which cause an overstress on the body must also be determined and corrected in order for the condition to be fully mended.
Bursitis simply means inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a fluid filled sack which cushions various parts of our joints so they do not rub on each other. For example, bursae are found between tendons and bones. Learn what causes a chronic bursitis condition.
Treatment of Bursitis
I have not seen any treatment resolve bursitis as completely and efficiently as PMBT, but for some other tips on relief read about it in my article on relief of bursitis.