Now that I’m living in an age 55 and up active adult community, I hear more people talking about upcoming knee replacement surgeries or their recoveries from hip replacement surgeries. These folks really enjoy bike riding, hiking, golf, tennis, swimming, and dance classes. They’re not about to stop having fun and resign themselves to rocking chairs on the porch!

There are a variety of reasons people require joint replacement surgery. One of those is degenerative joint disease, commonly referred to as “osteoarthritis”, a condition in which the shock-absorbing cartilage that cushions joints becomes inflamed, breaks down, and is eventually lost.

In active people and athletes, joints can suffer from overuse injuries. When there is a repetitive motion such as a swing, a squat, or a throwing motion, the joints can become inflamed and sore. An injury can begin as a strained or torn muscle and can eventually lead to replacement if the injury is not allowed to properly heal.

Common symptoms include pain and stiffness around the affected area, swelling, redness, tenderness, limited mobility, and a grating sensation when trying to move a joint.

Joint replacement surgery removes a diseased joint and surgically replaces it with a prosthesis made of plastic, metal, or ceramic. The joints that are replaced most often are hips and knees. However more and more shoulder, elbow, wrist, and ankle joint replacements are being performed.

Bio-Touch helps alleviate joint pain and inflammation. And Bio-Touch also eases pain that can occur after surgery. While not a substitute for standard medical care, Bio-Touch is an effective complement to mainstream medical protocols.

What makes Bio-Touch unique is how easily everyone can learn how to use it. Family members and friends can help each other feel better using Bio-Touch, without being concerned about negative side effects.

The Bio-Touch organization will offer a Joint Replacement Workshop on Feb. 22nd from 6-8 PM. Workshop attendees will learn the specific Bio-Touch points that address joint pain, inflammation, and other symptoms.

So bring your friends and family and join us at the Bio-Touch Center at 5634 E. Pima in Tucson. You’ll learn how gratifying it is to share Bio-Touch!