Articulations (or joints) form the connections between bones. Damage to the joints from diseases such as arthritis or injury can both impede mobility and cause severe pain. Knees, shoulders and hips are some of the most commonly affected articulations, but joint pain can affect any part of the body. Treatment focuses on reducing pain and inflammation and preserving and/or improving joint function.
Dwabha, 64, USA
For 4 years Dwabha had been unable to walk properly or drive a car. She runs an orphanage in north India and was worried that she would be unable to continue her work as she was becoming more and more immobile. Dwabha has attended the clinic over 3 seasons.
Emily, 35, Australia
Torn supraspinatus tendon
Emily injured her shoulder at work. She was told in Australia that her only option was surgery. The pain was so bad that she was unable to work but she desperately wanted to avoid an operation. Emily attended the clinic initially for a 6-week period and returned a year later for 2 weeks.
Sue, 63, UK
Chronic Degenerated Ankle
Sue returned for a second time to the Goa clinic this season. She came as she was unable to walk due to her ankle degeneration caused by fracturing the ankle two times. She had been told that she needed to have the ankle replaced and that nothing else could be done to improve her situation. Her lower back was in constant pain due to the compensated position she had adopted due to her ankle injury.
MATT, 27, USA
Torn lateral meniscus
Matt tore his lateral meniscus in 2004. He did not undergo surgery. He came to the clinic in 2016 because continuous knee discomfort and body tightness was hindering his performance in both sporting and day-to-day activities. Matt undertook a six-week period of treatment.
WHAT DID MATT SAY?
Thank you so much for the incredible care. Truly, every aspect of my treatment has been wonderful, beneficial, well-organised and professional. You run the most professional ‘shop’ (by that I mean institution, business, healthcare provider) I have ever experienced in India. The consideration and passion you both possess are unparalleled; your expertise and knowledge unmatched. In 12 years, no healthcare practitioner (anywhere in the world) had given me a clear answer regarding my continuous knee pain. But in two minutes I finally received a precise diagnosis, thanks to Ringo. Miranda you have been like a mom in India, with the added benefit of helping heal me. To everyone else, you are all amazing. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
JOSÉ, 42, MEXICO
Knee pain and body stiffness
José had Achilles tendon elongation surgery 21 years previously. As a result of this, he suffered a series of problems including a torn meniscus, hip tightness and recurring pain. José’s treatment period was ten weeks.
WHAT DID JOSÉ SAY?
I have nothing but gratitude and respect for Ringo, Miranda and their team. In 10 years of Iyengar [yoga] practice, I have not been able to open my hips and strengthen my knees as much as I did after 10 weeks with these guys. I feel blessed and lots of gratitude. It’s hard to believe there are places like this in the world. I totally recommend it. Love you guys and may God bless you always.
Kevin, 30, USA
Kevin has been suffering from knee pain for the last 3 years. The past few years have been riddled with nagging pain and set-backs. It has made exercise and living life to the fullest a major challenge.