Have you ever visited a naturopath? I haven’t yet, but am thinking about making an appointment. It seems just over the last few months my knees have been giving me some trouble. I think part of it is aging. Another factor may be all the stairs I am climbing, day in and day out. Between the rental house and the house we bought, I am doing a lot of stair work every day.
Being on the Coast may well be affecting my knees too. It is a lot damper here on the Coast than it is in the Cariboo. Put all these factors together, and in my case anyway, it seems to equal sore knees. Funny that in my mind I am still 25, but the body reminds me I am not!
A naturopath can help with arthritis and I first learned I would have problems about 2 years ago. My family doctor had sent me for an MRI, because I had some very weird symptoms after my cancer treatments. The one side of my back would go numb and some health professionals thought it was because of the radiation I had a few years back. Seemed weird to me since I was numb on the Other side of my body, not the cancerous side.
When the doctor got the results from the MRI, he asked me if my right knee was ever sore. I said no, and he looked at me and said, well it will be. You have arthritis in your right knee. Only now, 2 years later, am I really feeling some pain there. It’s in both my knees, but the right knee is worse.
So, what kind of treatment to look for? Go with the traditional route or look for an alternative? This is why I am thinking of going to see a naturopath, to see what kinds of treatment options are available to me. In Eastern Canada, there are several naturopath Toronto offices that could be of help.
If you’ve ever gone to see a naturopath, let us know what you thought of the process and whether it helped you.