Joint pain from ITB syndorme/tendonitis, will fasting help?
The reason I am interested in fasting is because of the healing benefits I've been reading about. About two years ago I was diagnosed with ITB syndrome (iliotibial band friction syndrome, which is an overuse injury in the knee from running too much), and about one year ago I was diagnosed with tendinitis in my shoulder from overuse/tennis/falling on it. Both of these injuries have healed for the most part, however, i still experience joint pain at times, and my joints make terrible clicking and crunching noises. Anytime I exercise or do something physical I can feel it in my joints, and I can't perform anywhere near the level of intensity that I used to. I've read that fasting is beneficial for joint pain, namely arthritis. I'm wondering if anyone has any input on whether or not fasting is beneficial for my conditions, and also whether or not juice fasting would be more or less beneficial than water fasting. I am 22 years old, and I have an athletic build. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
You might get some relief from your injuries by fasting, and while I wouldn't expect any miracles, I definitely don't think it would hurt either.
You might try juice fasting first because I assume it's easier being able to drink all the fruit and vegetable juices you want as opposed to subsisting on just water.
Personally, I have a bad knee and bad shoulder though I think my injuries are different from yours. Currently I'm on day 17 of my juice fast (planning to go 24-30 days) and I would say that knee feels pretty good for the most part, but my shoulder is about the same.
Thanks for the info, let me know if your joints feel any different as you go further
After posting this I decided to give it a try. I did four days on distilled water only, I wanted to go longer but something came up and I had some work to do, so I drank juice for a few days and now I'm eating again. I did get this strange sensation in my knee on the third night, like a soreness and a tightness in my ITB as I walked. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, I have read that you may experience pain while older injuries heal during fasting, so maybe it was healing. I think the fast may have helped a bit, my joints overall are less clicky. I definitely feel like I have more energy as well. Perhaps I'll try to do a longer fast in the future.
Well I think you did a great job for a first fast, so congratulations! The next time should be a little easier as you know what to expect, though the first couple of days always seem a bit difficult. I'm not sure about the tightness you felt, but perhaps it was a reaction to your body detoxifying.
Again, my injuries are different to yours. I somewhat injured my shoulder 5 years ago lifting 20 ltrs. of water up high onto a counter top with one hand. It's a minor injury but one that has stayed with me. I wondered if the juice fast would help with it, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference.
My right knee has been bashed a few times over the years and I suspect there is some loose cartilage or bone fragments floating around in there causing irritations from now and then. My knees for the most part have felt pretty good during this fast though tonight my right knee feels a little irritated.
Originally Posted by username
Start taking turmeric! It's amazing for joint pain!
I take the organic powder in veggie caps and I also eat and juice fresh turmeric!
It really helps!
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