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Just remembering one thing that I believe has helped me with joint pain (and headaches), that I think is a bit in the nontraditional end of things.

I like to occasionally bring it up here as an option.

Most go to chiropractors and they move the bones with the idea of putting them better in place. Another way is to go to a massage therapist specialized in releasing muscle, to allow the bones to go in the right place.

Over time if bones get in the wrong place, muscle will lock in and keep them there, and any chiro adjustment will not last long.

Aside from "bad posture", another thing that can put bones in the wrong place is poor structure. For example, if one leg is longer than the other, over time the pelvis gets slanted, and eventually the spine bends.

The structure can be corrected with wearing "lifts" in shoes, but again, if muscles are stuck in a spot, they also need releasing.

A modality I use for this was developed at St John Clark Pain Treatment Center, website below. They do train practitioners across the country, and you can get referals from the website. Perhaps there are others doing similar things, I don't know.

This place has a particular way of requesting an X-ray to measure for leg length differences which they believe gets a more accurate measure than some others use.

Anyway, sorry if sounds like an advertisement, just wanting to pass on the idea, as it has helped me.

Obviously, for joint pain which comes from infection, this could perhaps be supportive (or perhaps not), but certainly is not going to be the primary thing needed.

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Good topic. I looked at the site - "muscles move bones," they are saying.

I recall someone did a muscle treatment with me that they called strain-counterstrain and that helped release muscles. Have no idea if this is similar to what's going on here.

So you're right, you have to look at all of it, like look at structure to see whether anything is off and then try to give it some corrective support.

In my/our case, I also am of the opinion that a lack of magnesium in our muscles due to the spirochetes' use of it is responsible for a lot of muscle tightness, which could also be responsible for pulling on our structure.

I have found muscle stretching helpful, modified yoga stretches helpful, stretching out muscles against the side of the pool while floating in the water in order to be able to isolate them,

and I'm currently in physical therapy and able to report that it is helping me get a lot stronger and be able to use my body more equally instead of favoring parts of it.

If we favor it by staying off the painful areas, then that too causes muscle tightness, muscle weakness and sets up the body not to function well as a whole.

What I now think is a good idea is incremental PT, like if we can only do 5% of the exercise, that's where we're at, and gradually we can grow into the exercise being presented to us.

I am now interested in rehabbing my entire body's muscular balance and strength, not just the symptom part for which I sought help.

Btw, re your mention of joint pain coming from inflammation, I am finding that taking capsules of turmeric is awesome for taking down that pain.

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