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Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses Paperback – March 9, 2011
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Fixing pain involves more than just stretching or strengthening muscles; it requires your attention to how you move. Poor movement creates weak or tight muscles which then reinforce poor habits creating a cycle of pain. Rick teaches you which muscles are at the root of your pain as well as how this creates painful movement. He then shows you how to break this cycle.
Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain is part of the Fixing You® series addressing chronic or recurring pain in the entire body. Rick simplifies complicated medical problems helping you distill the causes of your pain down to a few simple issues. His explanations remove the mystique of hip or knee pain to help you treat yourself.
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1) The book is based on current medical research. It is very easy to read. The concepts make a lot of common sense.
2) The anatomy introduced in the book is very informative and not too hard to understand. I felt I got enough information to get on the right track of self help.
3) Rick pointed out some very common problems people have with a couple simple case studies. I once considered the issues unique to me. Now I realize that my case is typical among people of many different trades. And my issues have been corrected successfully.
4) Rick included some simple and effective exercises that really work. Besides verbal explanation and illustrations, he also loaded some online videos for people who purchased the book. This eliminated lots of guess work and errors when doing the exercises.
I highly recommend Rick's book. If you're reading this review, you owe it to yourself to get the book.
This book explains what's happening with your hips, has some good drawings to explain the issue and some simple exercises. I've had this hip issue (and knee problems) for years and I tried all kinds of stuff, including physical therapy, yoga, pilates etc. This book is what finally took me from frustration to healing. Make no mistake, your hip may be out because of bad habits, or from an injury and the longer you've lived with your problem, the longer it will take to get better. But don't give up! It's so worth it! Besides what's the alternative...
The hardest thing about the healing process is to get rid of bad habits like crossing your legs or standing on one leg, slouching in the chair, sitting uneven etc. But this book will help you identify those and give you positive reinforcement that you can actually fix yourself. A big thank you to the author!!
This book is extremely easy to read and understand. You're given a batch of exercises as well as helpful tips to follow during your daily routine.Read more ›
Context -- As someone who has lived and worked in chronic pain(CP) since 1984 following a botched lumbar fusion (back) surgery, I think I've read more books and articles on the subject than I care to remember, many of them redundant, overly theoretical or simply not helpful to me at all. So I began this book with a jaded eye, a sort of "show me something I don't know" mind-set.But after reading and using two books in this "Fixing You" series by Rick Olderman I felt compelled to spread the word so that more people might take advantage of this substantive yet practical handbook for dealing with specific pain areas. So here goes:
If you or someone you love is in CP then you already know that long-term intractable pain - at any degree of intensity - is a totally different creature than episodic pain. In fact, in my own and many other CP sufferers' cases, what works well for most episodic pain simply does not work for long-term pain. In fact, what works with episodic pain (tooth ache, broken bone etc) when applied to chronic conditions often leads to a whole secondary set of problems. Narcotics are perhaps the best known example of this compounding effect, for in chronic pain cases the dosage must be increased over time to provide the same relief. Then, unless guided by the holistic perspectives such as those of this book, so often CP worsens and leads to depression, sleep disorders, anxiety, suicidal ideation and anger control difficulties and more. It is a hell I would not wish on my worst enemy.Read more ›
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The approach is solid and easy to follow. The exercises make sense and you can really feel the difference on a day to day basis. Read morePublished 5 days ago by SCB
Extremely helpful information, better than most therapy sessions.Published 1 month ago by markandpat
This book is proving very valuable in explaining a long-term problem I've been having, and showing a fix. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BHD
Out of the 4 or 5 books on treating hip and knee pain that I've ordered from Amazon, this one is by far the best. For sure, it's no "3 Minutes To Total Pain Relief" . Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I struggled with hip pain for about 15 years, going through various courses of physical therapy but without having the issue resolved. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cheri
I am so grateful for this book and for RIck. My head pain is so much improved!!!!Published 6 months ago by K. King