Treating the Thoracic Spine
Sitting or standing upright – feet spread a bit – arms extended horizontally – one must swing one's arms and rotate from side to side. This will work the thoracic spine. You may not hear any activity regarding the presence of calcium deposits. However, one may feel some resistance or a "clunking" sensation or sound as deposits are encountered. Continue to perform this exercise until all resistance or "clunking" sensations cease.
Treating the Lumbar Spine
Lie flat on the back with feet spread comfortably, lift one leg high enough to clear the body and rotate it over the body as far as it is possible. Then return that leg by traversing the arc in reverse, and return to the original position at rest. If a "clunking sensation" is felt in your lower spine – continue to do this rotation exercise until this sensation ceases.
Then do the same for the other leg. It may require that this exercise be performed several times to remove all resistance and "clunking" sensations. Again – the "clunking" is an indication of calcium deposits being rubbed by other bones. If this exercise is done vigorously – calcium deposits will be removed from the lumbar region – as well as from the sacrum and the hips.
Treating the Shoulder Joints
This exercise may be done by lying prone on the back or standing erect. The object is to remove all calcium deposits from the shoulder joints. This requires that one rotate and move the entire arm in all possible directions and to the maximum extent of the range of motion. If many calcium deposits have been accumulated in the shoulder joints – it may take many repetitions of this exercise to remove them.
Treating the Hip Joints
In addition to the lumbar spine exercise – it may be required to emphasize the rotation of the hips to remove any calcium deposits. To ensure moving all that is movable in the hip area – one may have to assume the prone position – on the back. In addition to the leg rotations of the lumbar spine exercise – one may have to swivel and thrust the hips (one at a time) to remove the calcium deposits found there.
Again, one will feel or hear a "clunking" sensation indicating the presence of any deposits being rubbed by other bones. Continue the exercise until this "clunking" stops.
Treating the Knees
The exercise for arthritic knees requires that one perform the exercise only until pain is sensed. At that point, stop and resume the exercise at a later time, once the pain has ceased. Performing jiu-jitsu kicks appears to be a good form of exercise to strengthen the knees and the attached tissue. Lying prone on the back, rotate the body until one is lying on one side. Then begin by bending the knee of the top leg until it is bent at a 45 degree angle. The leg should be lifted a bit so that it does not rub against the other leg. Then kick the foot out until the leg is fully extended and straight. Do this gently in the beginning. Later on, once the muscles of the knee are strengthened, one may increase the power of the kick.
Do this for as many repetitions without experiencing pain or strain. Then do the same with the other leg. If one keeps track of the total repetitions that one is able to perform at one time one may observe progress in the ability to execute more repetitions and perhaps at a faster rate for each kick. Later, one may increase the power of the kick, but take care to to do too much else one may unwittingly hurt the knee.
Treating the Fingers
To free up finger joints from calcium deposits, one may do the following: Flex and un-flex the fingers from being splayed out to making a tight fist (as tight as you are able to achieve). Do this over and over again. Fingers are difficult to effectively exercise away calcium deposits. Freeing up the joints may take many repetitions of this exercise. Kneading a soft rubber ball will help as well.
Treating the Toes
Each toe must be manipulated singly. Flex a toe in all possible directions. When all toes on one foot have been so treated, then flex them all at the same time. Then massage them vigorously. It may take many repetitions to make them free of calcium deposits. Again toes are almost as difficult as fingers.
Be patient. Be easy on the tender areas of the body. Once one has removed as much of the calcium deposits in any particular area of the body, it is recommended that one will have to perform these exercises in an on-going program of maintenance to keep the body free of these deposits.
Enjoy the freedom from the ravages of arthritis. Hopefully these exercises will come to serve one well.
More Information About Removing Calcium Deposits
glucosamine-arthritis.org "Exercises for Arthritis" (Accessed 4 March 2010)
Webmd.com "Arthritis: Exercise to treat Arthritis" (Accessed 5 March 2010)