You know you’re not getting younger… but the one thing that’s tough to figure out is why some parts of your body age faster than the others.
You could be in your 50s, 60s, or 70s — with a set of knees that feel like they’re 100.
Some mornings, they’re so sore you can’t help but wonder what they were doing all night!
Who knows. Maybe they were out having a good time. But one thing’s clear: You’re not having a good time now.
You’re in PAIN… and if your doc says that pain is caused by a meniscus tear and that you need surgery, then of course you’ll believe him.
But don’t schedule that operation just yet, my friend — because new research confirms the warning you’ve read right here in the Daily Dose.
Those surgeries are nothing but a scam!
In most cases, they WON’T reduce pain… WON’T improve mobility… and WON’T ease your knees anymore than safe and natural options that you can try right now.
One of those options is a little physical therapy.
I know when you’re in pain, PT doesn’t exactly sound like a picnic. But just realize that your post-surgery recovery will also include PT, so you’re going to be pushed through it either way.
Skip the surgery and go right for the PT, because the new study of folks in their 50s with meniscal tears shows it’ll give you more thigh strength in the short term.
And over the long term, there’s absolutely no difference in overall outcomes.
The reason is simple: Even if you have a meniscus tear, odds are it’s NOT the cause of your knee pain.
Many seniors — those with knee pain, and those lucky souls without — have at least some damage to the meniscus.
It comes with the aging territory.
But since there’s no reason to scan a healthy knee, the only time a meniscus tear gets noticed is when there are problems — so it gets the blame.
It’s time to put the blame where it belongs, and that’s the damage to cartilage caused by arthritis. That’s the natural cushion that stops your knee from grinding — and if you can fix the cushion, you can ease the pain.
You don’t need surgery, and you don’t need drugs.
You just need a back-to-basics one-two punch.
First, swing with the right and knock out the immediate pain with natural inflammation fighters such as cod liver oil.
And then, go for the knockout with a left hook: UC-II collagen supplements can help stop the damage in the knees and even repair it.
For once, you’ll be ready to leap out of your bed in the morning and start the day.