There’s nothing quite like waking up in the morning and, for an instant, feeling that initial sense of quiet and calm. And then – whammo!! – your mind comes rushing in, reminding you that your life is hell.
I’m not a therapist, so I can’t give ‘professional’ advice. But having had both chronic physical pain (over a span of about 35 years) and emotional pain from some long duration tough life experiences, I know that you can pick yourself up, even when you’re almost positive that you can’t.
Chronic pain – physical, emotional, or both at the same time – by its very nature slowly wears us down, taking away everything we have – happiness, peace of mind, inner strength and even our desire to live another day.
We all know that negative feelings don’t help at all (and you’re probably tired of hearing it) so what do you do when you just can’t ‘think positive’ any longer? What do you do when you walk around with a 50 pound weight of hopelessness in your chest? What do you do when despair sinks its teeth in and won’t let go? What do you do when you see no possibility of a solution, when you feel helpless, out of control, angry, disillusioned and scared to death that your present pain will continue forever?
And what do you do when you know you shouldn’t feel these things, but do anyway?
This is the emotional weight that most severe chronic pain sufferers carry around in their heart every day. A secret they tell no one.
When they can stand it no longer, some turn to addicting pain medication, alcohol and/or other unhealthy mind distracting habits that sink us further into the pit. And by the time they realize their error (if they live long enough) they now have not only their chronic pain, but also other serious problems to contend with.
Obviously there’s no single answer for everyone – if only life could be that simple – but I’d like to share with you what helps me when insufferable pain goes on and on and on.
How I Pick Myself Up When I Can’t
After I’ve gotten angry at my higher power, after the answer isn’t delivered to me on a stone tablet, after I’ve tried everything to ‘fix it’ and after my misery hasn’t magically poofed away, I finally and always come to the realization that feeling hopeless is what keeps me immobilized.
I personally can’t think of anything worse than feeling there’s nothing more I can do to try to change my horrible condition.
So how do I keep hopelessness at bay? I come to the place of knowing that I can still fight. I ask myself; what can I do?
And it is this feeling and subsequent action of never giving up in the face of adversity that gets me through another day. And I find that sooner or later, as I keep trying, the answer comes. It doesn’t necessarily come as the direct result of my actions, but it comes anyway. And meanwhile, I’ve kept myself busy and my mind occupied in a worthwhile endeavor – instead of just giving up.
As I said, I’m not a professional counselor for emotional pain. But chronic physical pain and emotional pain go hand in hand. And to help you find a solution to your chronic musculoskeletal pain problem (which will in turn greatly improve your emotional well being as well) Professor Rothbart and I are constantly writing articles on the two abnormal foot structures that cause chronic pain.
It is these two foot structures – Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity – that are the culprit behind most of the chronic pain you see in the world today. Since these foot structures are so common, you probably have one. And if you do, Professor Rothbart can get rid of your chronic pain.
You might be sitting there saying; I’ve never heard of such a thing! Perhaps this is more marketing hype. My doctors say it’s baloney. My body is too sick, I’ve already tried everything and I’m terrified of being disappointed again.
But you could also say; hey, why don’t I just do some research before I make a final decision? What the heck, I’ve looked everywhere else, why not look here? Sitting around physically immobilized, I have lots of time on my hands – why don’t I try just one more time?
A good place to start is by taking the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire and the Posture Self Analyses. They’re free and you have nothing to lose. I promise you that if you have a Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, Professor Rothbart can help you.
Try again and try again. When you find us, we are here to help you pick yourself back up – and stay there, free from chronic pain.
Assistant to Professor/Dr. Rothbart
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain