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Robb

Kia ora Joe,
I read this with great interest, having undergone a total hip replacement a few years ago. I never got as far as any specific bio medicine with my hip but as the pain and stiffness grew I certainly tried many remedies outside the square as it were, deer velvet, acupuncture, physio and massage, ect. Once I consulted my surgeon and had a real good look at the x-rays I understood very well. The joint was arthritic, the was no cartilege left at all, and nothing would ever bring it back again. Having made the choice I am happy to write I am now pain free and only yesterday returned from the mountains. I guess my point is that eventually with joints and tendons there possibly is a point of no return, but up till then I wholly support trying all possible measures to keep a quality of life and activity, and if these treatments can help, or even comfort those with joint or tendon issues which have not reached the ultimate point of no return then I am all in favour. Hope all is well e hoa.

Joe McCarthy

Robb: thanks for offering your own experience here. I'm delighted that your hip replacement surgery was so successful, and that you are enjoying pain-free forays into your beloved Ruahines.

I increasingly believe that on some level, all studies are wrong, in that they make certain assumptions and are constrained by certain implicit and explicit limitations. Most - if not all - of the studies mentioned in the post are based on participants who were screened for very specific criteria, and patients with particularly severe or advanced stages of illness or disability are often excluded from pilot studies. Anyone considering different treatment options - for any illness, disease or disabling condition - is well advised to learn as much about the applicability of the clinical findings as possible.

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