"Ankylosis, or Anchylosis... is a stiffness of a joint, the result of injury or disease. The rigidity may be complete or partial and may be due to inflammation of the tendinous or muscular structures outside the joint or of the tissues of the joint itself. When the structures outside the joint are affected, the term 'false' ankylosis has been used in contradistinction to "true" ankylosis, in which the disease is within the joint. When inflammation has caused the joint-ends of the bones to be fused together the ankylosis is termed osseous or complete. Excision of a completely ankylosed shoulder or elbow may restore free mobility and usefulness to the limb. 'Ankylosis' is also used as an anatomical term, bones being said to ankylose (or anchylose) when, from being originally distinct, they coalesce, or become so joined together that no motion can take place between them."
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01/12/2012: Brad from Providence, Rhode Island: "To Cat as well as everyone else. I am 36 and have had psoriasis since I was 5 years old. At 26 I got psoriatic arthritis aka anklosing spondylitis. Last year I stopped all pain medications and have been trying to get rid of this miserable condition covering 70% of my body and even worse the pain in neck and back. I have tried so many differnt things and tried to diet giving up so many foods except veggies and lean meats but always cheating and continually keeping wheat and dairy involved.
Anyway I finally caved in yesterday and went to a naturopath who truly believes that the triggers are probably the wheat and dairy for I was so young when I contracted this affliction. At 5 I had no stress, no mercury fillings, no toxic mold, no nothing. Talking to my mother yesterday she said when I was 2 years old I was allergic to milk. Well with my perserverance and the help of the n.d., I damn well hope I am about to turn the corner. I want to say goodbye to 2011 the worst year of my life even though I learned so much about candida, leaky gut you name it.
If I could do the holistic approach over again my first step would be to see an allergist then a naturopath. Sometimes reading so much can set you off course. Day 2 no dairy no wheat absolute cake walk. I am expected to see results in a month and substantial results in two months said the n.d. Well thanks for all who read this, love E.C.- read everyday and 2012 gonna keep it simple and spirits are high. God bless and screw big pharma."Replies
08/22/2012: Karen from Hastings, Mi. replies: "I was checking to see if the changes that you made have helped? Thanks, Karen"
09/07/2006: J from Lucknow, India: "I am looking for natural remedy for irritable bowel syndrome and ankylosed hip and spinal joints."Replies
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear J; All three are related in one way, a vitamin D deficiency. Usually taking about 20,000 I.U. of D4 per day for a period of only a month should help relieve joint pain.
However, D4 is very expensive or unobtainable, so the next best thing is to get D3 which are relatively cheaper. If luck doesn't have it the next best lower quality substitute is a D2. For a vitamin D to work properly. Magnesium and Potassium will help. Magnesium chloride 250 mg./day, or magnesium citrate, magnesium gluconate are o.k. However for irritable bowel syndrome magnesium chloride is the preferred choice.
For potassium you should consider Potassium chloride or potassium citrate are acceptable. However you should obtain almost immediate relief just taking 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt plus 1/2 teaspoon of potassium chloride to 1/2 glass of water.
There is a study that people with IBS have a potassium deficiency and another study showed vitamin D deficiency, while problems due to hips and joints are all usually related vitamin D.
Checking your urinary pH will reveal something also, acid urinary pH below 6. If this is true, the body cannot retain the calcium due to acidic pH. It is therefore wise to take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid (or one whole lemon) in 1/2 glass of water twice a day. When urinary pH is normal, calcium will no longer be leached from the bones.
In my own home, the joint pain was of another cause. I have seen instances, that if you also have joint pain and also some muscle pain but not every time, it is also a sign of copper toxicity in your body.
I found that out after developing my own heavy metal tester (commercial ones don't work) and found the source of the toxicity came from the rusty old water faucets from my water filters and connections. Therefore I would obviously changed the faucets, connections and wash the water filter with a couple tablespoons of disodium EDTA to remove the toxic metals from in my water filter device. In this case my water filter is more toxic than an unfiltered faucet water.
I have also relieved this problem by adding 100 mg.-300 mg per liter disodium EDTA of drinking water to rid of the heavy metal free radical copper and zinc.
As a result of using this I also experienced complete recovery of joint pains also. Of course once the body have so much of this stuff, it will take a while to remove them completely from your body due to years of drinking contaminated water.
All external conditions have various causes, it is just a matter of detective work and lots of time! Our doctors today are no longer doing any detective work, but simply medicine dispensers and this makes me worry a lot that they are missing the point that you must treat the cause and not the symptoms."
01/17/2010: Sachin from Delhi, India replies: "Hi Ted,
Thanks for your prescription of treating joint problems.
I too am suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis. Please let me know whether this presciption "treats" this disorder i.e. by this treatment, the patient is cured of the Ankylosing Spondylitis?
One more question i want to ask you is that can i use hydrogen peroxide treatment as well with this treatment of yours for treating the auto-immune disorder?
I completely agree with you here that the present day docs aim at merely removing the symptoms and not actually curing the disease!!
Many many thanks once again!"
05/01/2010: Lady_m from S.f. Bay Area, California, Usa replies: "Hi Sachin,
I just found this site and it is really great. Regarding Ankylosing Spondylitis. It is uncureable but manageable. The best "main stream" medications are TNF-A Blockers; they're incredibley expensive and have major potential side effects. A popular "non-main stream" treatment is the "no starch diet" also called the "london as diet". Look up a man called Professor Ebringer."
07/01/2010: Mr B from Sydney, Nsw replies: "The "no starch diet" (NSD) works quite well, although is so strict that it takes quite a bit of determination. The level of relief for me is better, and also more reliable, than with NSAID's. The NSAID's had too many undesirable side effects for me to continue using them :( hence my switching to using diet to control symptoms. The best website for info on the no starch diet (NSD) is "Kick-AS" (kickas.org).
My motto now must be: Eat to live, not live to eat.."