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More Joint Healing Mysteries

When last I wrote, I was expecting (hoping for) a healing miracle. I had started taking Wobenzyme-N on Saturday and the following Wednesday morning I awoke pain-free; couldn’t believe it could work that fast. I went to work, started using the stairs again, walking fast and pain free, and bragging about the results, gave the day’s batch of enzymes to a friend complaining about wrist pain. By afternoon I was beginning to feel like I should have kept taking them. By evening I felt like I had an Exacto blade sticking in the medial side of my knee joint. Too much, to soon! Oh well, I am an optimist, and I do it every time.

It is now Wed night, and today I was once again virtually pain-free. I’ve been icing it regularly when home, alternating with heat, using Traumeel Ointment several times a day, and taking Wobenzyme-N 6 tablets, 6x per day. I’m also taking my usual battery of joint nutrients like ArthroMax and flax oil, fish oil, along with Nitrix, NO-Xplode, Cell Mass to increase circulation. If I was really throwing the book at it, I would be taking Secretagogue-Gold to kick up my growth hormone production (for faster healing) and Hyaluronic acid to improve the flow of nutrients through the synovial fluid to nourish the possibly torn meniscus cartilage. It is not really ‘fixed’ yet, so I opted out of my usual Wednesday leg day workout – hey, some evidence of growing wisdom.

A possible benefit of this enzyme routine is that the ‘loose body’ seen in my shoulder MRI seems to be having less impact on shoulder range of motion and discomfort level. I would swear the 9 mm chunk must be getting smaller. Monday I did reps with 145# in the decline bench, and used 35# dumbells for incline bench without any reprocussions. The week before I had tried 20# dumbells and just a few reps put me in pain for two days. So, it could be my imagination, but I suspect there is improvement taking place. As always, I’ll keep you posted.

Good Living, Frank

Frank Wilhelmi
Frank Wilhelmi

Frank Wilhelmi – Retired/consultant electronic engineer researches and reports practical strategies for optimizing health and fitness into advanced age. “I have a passion for living life to the fullest, and helping others to do the same.” A rapidly growing body of knowledge now enables us to extend our health and fitness decades beyond popular expectations.

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