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  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (16 Dec. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608448436
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608448432
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.6 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

See the author's website www.bodymending.com for more about the author and his specialized books.

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Book Description

The simple exercises in this book are specifically designed to manipulate your knee's biological tissues and make it...

• more flexible
• much stronger
• withstand fatigue better
• have better proprioception (responsiveness)

Additionally, some of the exercises can help prevent the progression of knee arthritis.

From the Author

Chapter 1 "Here's What's Going On In Your Knee" will give you a new perspective on knee arthritis. Here you learn that your knees are not like automobile tires that only have so much life left in them before they wear out. While most readers already know that knee arthritis involves the loss of knee cartilage, research is now showing us there's a lot more to it than that. The fact of the matter is that knee arthritis is actually a condition that involves the entire knee, with the knee suffering from some very specific problems. With over 25 pictures, this section will also introduce you to all the important parts of your knee. Did you know knee cartilage doesn't have any nerves and cannot cause knee pain?

Chapter 2 is "What's Likely To Happen To Your Knee Over the Long Run?". Here you will learn what happens to arthritic knees that don't end up having surgery. This chapter reviews the natural history studies that follow arthritis patients for many years to see what happens to them. Is knee arthritis a one-way ticket downhill? The studies might surprise you...

Chapter 3 "Tune-Up #1: How to Make Your Knee Much Stronger" will show you how to get your knee much stronger. Why? Because the latest research is telling us that people with painful knee arthritis have much weaker leg muscles than people with no knee pain. But which muscles, which exercises, and how many times a week? I'll show you with pictures and tell you exactly what you should be doing. You might be surprised how a rolled up towel can be used to strengthen your quadriceps muscle in a few minutes a day...

 
 


Chapter 4 "Tune-Up #2: How to Make Your Knee More Flexible" teaches you how to make your knees less stiff and more flexible. It doesn't take a million stretches - actually just two - and if you do them correctly, you should be able to make your knees much less stiff with a minute a day of stretching. Sound too good to be true? Not if you've read the stretching research I cite in the book...

Chapter 5 is titled "Tune-Up #3: How to Improve Your Proprioception". The knee arthritis research has made it perfectly clear that people with arthritic knee have impaired proprioception in their knee joints. After reading this chapter, you'll know all the in's and out's of proprioception - and how to improve it! Don't worry, this can be done quite easily with one exercise in just a few minutes a day - but VERY important to do to get a knee back in proper working order.

Chapter 6 is "Tune-Up #4: How to Improve Knee Endurance". If the book ended at Chapter 5, you'd have exercises that would make your knee much stronger, more flexible, and highly responsive. While this would be good, it still leaves out one last function an arthritic knee absolutely has to have: endurance. Without endurance, your poor knee wouldn't let you do simple things like walk for very long at all. In this section, I show you five ways to improve your knee endurance - and you only need to pick the one that works best or you.

Chapter 7 "Putting It All Together: The Six-Week Program" pulls together all the exercises in the book and puts them in one place so you'll know how to get started. It's here you are told exactly what to do each day, and how many times a day to do it. This chapter contains 6-weeks' worth of exercise sheets so you can keep track of your exercise progress by simply checking a few boxes. Making progress with a few targeted exercises is the key to getting better - and this chapter will help you do just that!

Chapter 8 is "Why Measuring Your Progress Is Very Important" and contains a handy scale you can use to measure improving knee function, and Chapter 9 are the references - the entire book is completely based on published research studies from peer-reviewed journals and randomized controlled trials.

• At 105 pages, I wrote this book so the reader could finish it in a few hours, and have all the tools they need to improve the function of their arthritic knees and dramatically decrease their pain levels. Additionally, I have also written it in a little larger print, so those with vision problems will have an easy time reading it. Not only will these exercises help the person who has knee arthritis, but they are also great exercises to keep anybody's knees in good working order.

You can learn more about the author and his books at bodymending.com

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By frankie on 18 July 2011
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First of all i have arthritus in both knees, and have been experiencing pain for a number of years when walking for 20-30 minutes. On a recent holiday this became acute to the point that i could walk no more than 100 metres without severe pain in the right knee. I have had xrays of both knees, which confirmed voids and was attributed to arthritus. My doctor gave me diclofenic in the first instance and then codeine for the pain and i have had one steriod injection directly into the knee, ouch!!! On the last visit he recommended a knee specialist with the aim of replacing the knee joint. I am 65 and in general good health 5'9" and 11 stone not a heavyweight, i have also has physiotherapy. I have read this book, a lot of it was relevant to my problem, i have followed the 6 week programme although i must say that i was sceptical of some of the authors suggestions which i thought were too easy and would not work. I am on the third week of a 6 week programme and i can walk for 30 minutes without pain. It has worked for me so far and i feel comfortable doing the exercises which are aimed at improving the muscle strength and stability of the knee. Worth the money
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rivertothesea on 8 Nov. 2011
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Thank God for this book! It's like having a series of private sessions with the best physiotherapist in the world - great - VERY motivational, not because it's full of hyperbole (BS!), because it isn't, but because it's full of evidence-based information/instructions. The DETAIL is what makes this book effective (it works!).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paulo on 18 Sept. 2013
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I have Osteoarthritus and torn medial meniscus in both knees and have had arthroscopies on both knees and a Ostreotomy on one. The physio I had after both was very limited and as a result I recovered slowly and was left with scar tissue.
I love Yoga so that is what I have been doing to help myself but I was lacking direction in what exercises were best for me.
This book has given me the guidance I needed and has helped a lot in my recovery.
I would recommend it to anyone in a similar situation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on 18 April 2012
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Very good,helped within a couple of weeks.Instead of sitting down complaining about my knee pain it made me do something about it.My knee pain is 90% better.The book has also pushed me to exercise more,something I should have been doing anyway.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alexander on 29 April 2014
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Feel better with an easy to follow 6-week plan that will help strengthen your muscles and give you a better quality of life.

I share in the discomfort of knee arthritis and were in search of a book to help improve our condition. I stumbled upon, “Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis” by Jim Johnson and gave it try. Overall it was a short read that took me a couple days to get through. After reading through the book I went back and started partaking in the 6-week plan.

I like the fact that you don’t need to drive to a gym to apply the principles contained inside. A huge plus I thought considering everything else I have read leads to you gym. In short the book is well written in an easy to follow way that everyone can enjoy. It's extremely comprehensive and filled with facts that gives the reader an a solid knowledge base on the different studies that have been conducted as well as those therapies that work and those that don’t.

Author Jim Johnson has done a lot of work here for all of us to enjoy and hopefully feel better. I will continue to apply the steps in the 6-week plan and look forward to feeling better one day at time.

5 Stars and highly recommended.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By I. M. Mcdonald on 25 July 2012
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If you have 'treat your own knees' by the same author Treat Your Own Knees you might not feel you are getting your money's worth with this book as quite a lot of the content is the same. There is additional material though and the workbook elements allowing you to record your progress with the exercise plan is one of them. Like other reviewers I liked the simple approach based on the author's experience and backed up by his review of documented research. Unfortunately I found myself recording a deterioration rather than improvement when I started on the exercises earlier this year. I have now realised why this might have been - after researching the condition and ways to deal with it more thoroughly (that is, buying and reading more books). I think my main problem was that my knee was too bent to benefit from the exercises and I needed to find exercises to help straighten it first. I'd recommend Sara Key's book "Keep your Joints Young" in particular Keep Your Joints Young: Banish your aches, pains and creaky joints
This is not to say that "Treat your Own Knee Arthritis" is wrong or bad, just that it could be incomplete. A consultation with a physio or doctor might be of use before starting the exercises it recommends.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Barnes on 13 July 2013
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Clear exercise programme to follow.
Immediately began to feel more supple. I am walking better and have less pain at night.
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I got this book not for myself but for my mother who suffers arthritis in the knees. She finds it very hard some days with mobility and pain. She has tried supplements but they don't always work so well. I thought that perhaps reading up about the subject might give us a better idea of whats going on and how you can do something about it.Well that is exactly what this book tells you. It goes into what is happening in your knees, complete with diagrams to help explain. It also, importantly gives you information about what you can do to improve your knees and theres a six-week program which is a great idea to make sure you stay on track. My mother has started the program and says that she has felt an improvement. She has just started but I'm sure she will reap the benefits before long.

The book is very well researched and the author knows what he is writing about. I would definitely recommend this book to knee arthritis sufferers.
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