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24 Jul 2006

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HI

I have had a knee replacement and 2 revision knee rplacements left knee. I walk with a pronounced limp due to stiffness left knee. Can this cause back problems ie pain from lumbar spine to top of hip bone and sometimes down my leg. I had a sharp pain down right leg the other day and when I tried to walk it felt as if my leg would not hold me up. I have a lot of numbness down my left thigh but have put this down to the TKR. My right shoulder is somewhat lower than my left and I have developed pain in my left arm (Iwas treated with cortisone for tennis elbow but apparently I dont have tennis elbow) Sorry to go on about all these aches and pains but my question is can all these be related to each other as I am told no and get sent to a doctor who only looks at my back or my knee or my wrist etc and I cannot believe that one can treat these problems in isolation. Help who does look at all these as one problem
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Holistic Bone Doc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Queen Ziggy,

You are absolutely right, these aches and pains that you are suffering can be related to one another. The human body is an intergrated, dynamic system and each part acts with and reacts to the other parts of the whole. That doesn't mean to say that isolated problems cannot occur but in your case, I would be tempted to concur with your conclusion that many of then are likely to be inter-related. I would suggest that you visit an Osteopath or a Body Stress release practitioner who is likelt to look at your complaint as a whole rather than a number of isolated parts.

I hope that this helps.

Kind regards.

Dr. Gary Riley
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