If you’ve suffered from tennis elbow, you already know that delicate tissues surrounding the elbow joint are involved.
The thought may have crossed your mind whether or not tennis elbow and arthritis are related, and if you would be susceptible to developing arthritis.
Below is a checklist to see whether or not your body may already be progressing towards arthritis. The higher your score on this checklist, the greater your propensity to develop arthritis.
Checklist: Are You Susceptible To Developing Arthritis?
1. Have you had previous injuries to your hands, feet, knees, neck or back?
2. When you get the flu or the common cold, does it take you more than five days to recover?
3. Do you have diabetes or neurological disorders?
4. Have you ever had Lyme disease?
5. Do you have food allergies?
6. Do you refuse to take your dietary supplements regularly?
7. Do you have a family history of rheumatoid arthritis?
8. Do you have a job where you must do certain movements repetitively?
9. Are you constipated?
Explanation Of Each Item On The Checklist
1. Previous Injuries
Previous injuries to the joint can recover completely but we must make a real effort to not give up on treatments until the joints are totally healed. Giving up prematurely is a setup for arthritis.
2. Flu Or Common Cold Lingers
If you get the flu or common cold and it lingers for five days or longer, your immune system isn’t strong enough to ward off infectious agents.
Viruses can cause arthritis, and it’s not uncommon that someone develops arthritis after being down for a few weeks with a cold or a flu. The best bet is to have a strategy to get over these illnesses in 48-72 hours.
3. Diabetes Or Neurological Disease
Either of these types of disease leave you wide open to develop arthritis. Some forms of neurological disease are accompanied by joint disorders and arthritis as well as deformities.
4. Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is accompanied by joint problems and the symptoms of arthritis. This disease is caused by bacteria injected into the bloodstream when an infected tick bites you.
5. Food Allergies
Food allergies have a direct connection to the development of arthritis symptoms.
Food allergies cause the production of immune complexes that end up in the joints and cause symptoms.
6. Don’t Take Dietary Supplements Regularly
It’s easy to develop dietary deficiencies that contribute to poor structure of the joints, making them easily worn down and weakened.
Some of these deficiencies include vitamin C, pantothenic acid, vitamin E, calcium, manganese and silica.
7. Family History Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Although you may have a mother or grandmother who has rheumatoid arthritis, it doesn’t mean you will get it yourself. However, you may be more prone to develop arthritis with this disease in your family history.
8. Repetitive Movements
Seriously consider changing any job that makes you perform repetitive movements in your daily activities. It’s a recipe for the development of arthritis.
If you’re constipated, every pain in the body is exaggerated.
The food you eat must be processed after every meal.
For every meal in, one must come out. If not, you are constipated.
Constipation leads to toxins being recirculated in the body – and where do you think they go? To the joints!
Tennis elbow has resulted in your body because of a repetitive injury or a weakened joint or tendons. It has also resulted from imbalances in the muscles. You must do whatever you can to eliminate it.
The longer you wait to heal it, the more your body is registering inflammation in the joint area. The longer you have inflammation in the joint area, the more likely it is that you can develop arthritis at a later date.
If you answered yes to several of the above questions on the checklist, it doesn’t mean for sure that you are going to have tennis elbow and arthritis.
What it does mean is that having extra complications with your health can increase the risk of then developing arthritis after tennis elbow.
The answers are simple if you have answered yes to the above questions on the checklist:
1. Don’t give up until previous injuries are healed. Some people figure they will live with a frozen shoulder the rest of their life or a knee with limited movement. NO! Don’t give up.
2. Boost your immune system to stop getting colds and flu.
3. See a natural alternative medicine specialist who can help you reverse diabetes and neurological disease.
4. Work with a specialist who already has reversed Lyme disease and get rid of it once and for all.
5. Obtain an ALCAT test to find out what food allergies or sensitivities you have. Stop the immune complexes.
6. Take supplements you need, based on what you need. Don’t guess.
7. Do routine organ cleanses – colon and liver and kidney cleanses – to prevent your family history diseases from affecting you.
8. Change jobs if you have one that expects repetitive movements.
9. Do a colon cleanse for six weeks to restore your proper colon function.
Don’t let tennis elbow and arthritis be something that happens to you.
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