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Joint Pain Disappeares in Thailand!?!?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 6, 2006
  • 08:45 PM

About me: I am a 31 year old Certified Fitness Trainer/Competative Thai Kickboxer & Gym Owner...I have degrees in Business Admin and Poli Sci...Health and nutrition are my hobbies which I spend all waking time on. I have reoccuring pain caused by a previous minor injury to cartilage in my left knee, left AC joint stain (which has left me with a loose and more free moving AC jointy which at times becomes aggravated), occasional upper back discomfort and muscle spasms (which may or may not be related to various car accidents and/or a fractured C-5 years ago). To say the least, at this point I use experience, logic, common sense and a keen awarness of my own body in my profession and every day life. To keep it simple, I was in Thailand for 3 weeks to train Thai Kickboxing...I had begun my training 1+ month before here in the States...after a week or so, I realized my normal aches and pains were non existant...not to mention, the acid relux that I've experienced for the past 3 years had disappeared (even though I was eating the spiciest food ever and exercising with it in my belly)...2 weeks into my trip I fell ill with a cold/flu...I was in bed for nearly 5 days...my back would be killing me in a fraction of the time here in the US...there, no problem...I went back to training and felt just as good. The Question/problem...when I got on the plane and ate the food, I almost immediately got heartburn for the first time...when I got into the states, within 24 hours of being back, I began feeling all of my old joint problems again. I live in San Diego...the weather has been good...WHAT COULD BE THE CAUSE of this resolution of my pains and again their return. I cannot attribute it to anything I can think of...I don't think the food could have turned my joint pain on and off like that (?), maybe electromagnetic...they do use a different volatage in Thailand (?)...heat & humidity (?)...psycological (I'd have to say no...pain is pain)...any input is greatly appreciated.

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  • just a random response. what is the elevation of both places? dont forget about the force of gravity!?! my back killed me for years in florida then moved to the mountains with less gravitational force and it all went away. i do tree work lifting heavy logs all day and that is what i did in both states. went to visit my grandma in florida a few weeks ago and back hurt so bad she ended up giving me some of her pain meds.
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