Knees Hurt? Here’s How To Tour D.C. Pain-Free…
Every year around 20 million people visit Washington D.C. to take in its rich history, enjoy its natural beauty, and tour the buildings, museums and sites.
If you’re thinking about a visit, here’s a list of “must see” places from a friend of mine who formerly suffered crippling knee pain (more about her in a minute):
- The Historic Monuments
The monuments are a true testament to American valor. From the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument itself, being able to stroll through our great nation’s capital gives you that patriotic sense of pride.When your knees feel great, there’s no better attraction to see in D.C. than to walk from monument to monument soaking up our rich American history.
- Rock Creek Park
Hike, run, exercise or picnic in the District’s urban oasis. Founded in 1890 by the United States Congress as a recreational resource for the nation’s capital, these 1,800 acres cut a wide swath through Northwest Washington DC, providing a haven for people and wildlife.Warm or cold weather never stops the activities in Rock Creek Park. When your knees feel spry, it’s the perfect place to exercise, hike or pack a lunch and grab yourself a comfortable spot to watch the people or enjoy the weather.
- The Potomac River
Even if you are not a waterman or woman, you may want to explore the whitewater of the Potomac. You‘ll feel like an explorer making his/her way down the great Potomac River.If your knees are really feeling adventurous, there are many outfits that provide canoe, kayak and even stand up paddleboards. There are various spots along the river where one can ‘charge’ the rapids in a kayak, canoe or even a stand up paddleboard.You may even spot one of the various college rowing teams training… an amazing feat of athleticism to see in action.
- Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain (…and drinking wine)
This hidden gem of D.C. is a geological vestige left for us to enjoy. This well maintained mountain, located in Dickerson, MD, just south of Frederick, is a great hiking spot and place to enjoy nature.There is easy parking and access to a variety of trails. Please be advised, only the healthiest of knees should embark upon the orange trail…it’s definitely more challenging than the other options.There’s even a beautiful winery nearby – The Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard.
After a good hike you can rest your knees and enjoy the “fruits” of Sugarloaf Mountain.
- The Smithsonian Museums & National Zoo
The Smithsonian Institution – the world’s largest museum and research complex—includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park.Most Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are free and open every day of the year except December 25.
That’s by no means an exhaustive list. In fact, there’s so much to see and do in D.C., you can spend days just walking and touring and still not see it all.
But what about the folks – maybe like yourself – suffering from knee pain?
The truth is, you DON’T have to let your knee pain stop you from visiting our country’s historic capital.
So, how can you actually tour D.C. without spending a fortune on cab rides or bus fares, battling stop and go traffic, or suffering excruciating knee pain with every step?
Here’s a simple two-step formula for getting pain free – not just for a few days, but long-term.
First, get out of immediate knee-pain.
This sounds like a “no brainer” but it’s right here where most folks go wrong.
See, I’m not talking about gobbling prescription or over-the-counter painkillers, or slathering greasy, smelly pain relief creams… and I’m certainly not talking about painful cortisone injections or surgery.
Instead, use specific methods to safely and naturally end your immediate knee pain.
For examples and ideas of ways to stop your chronic knee pain, you can download a free copy of the special report I wrote on the subject, here.
The second step is to follow a safe and natural program, specifically designed to end your particular knee pain and condition for good (More on this in a moment).
To show how effective this simple two-step process can be, here’s my friend Mary’s story:
Mary lives in the Metro D.C. area; she’s 67, a wife, mother, grandmother… and an all around amazing person!
During her career, she spent most days at her desk, with her knees bent in one position for hours at a time.
Over time, her knees began to stagnate and ache and cause her pain, which forced her to stop doing many things she loved with her family and grandchildren.
She went to an orthopedic doctor who told her to rest. But that didn’t help.
The next option was cortisone injections. Mary was told she could try these injections, but she could only do a limited amount because after too much cortisone, this drug can actually wear away the cartilage on the bones of your knee joint.
The last option was total knee replacement surgery. This terrified her because of the general risks of surgery, recovery and interference with her independence to live her life.
Thankfully, I met Mary before she was forced by her pain to suffer through cortisone shots or knee surgery.
We discussed her knee pain, then followed the first step in the process and got her out of immediate pain.
Next, Mary started on my “I Hate Knee Pain” program – which offers a different solution than harmful drugs or surgery.
The program was tailored to Mary’s unique situation with the specific goal of ending her knee pain for good so she could get back to doing what she loved.
Lo and behold, after only a couple of months, Mary’s knee pain was gone!
She was able to move without pain. She could get up and down the steps… she could get in and out of her car… and best of all, she could get back to living the life she deserved and doing the things she loved – free from debilitating knee pain.
If you have knee pain that’s taking away your freedom and forcing you to curb your lifestyle and want to be free of it – without resorting to painful injections or dangerous surgeries…
Visit the I Hate Knee Pain website, or call my office at (301) 679-7900 to find out how I can work with you personally to end your knee pain for good.
Like Mary, you’ll have your life back, and you can start enjoying the things you love to do again – quickly and easily, and pain free.
Call (301) 679-7900 today or visit ihatekneepain.com to find out how.
Dr. Paris is one of the the founders of what has rapidly become one of the biggest and innovative Private Integrative Practices the US. He also appears regularly on the radio and television talking about the health of the nation and offering fitness tips and advice to listeners and viewers.