To realize where my rheumatoid arthritis really came from made the difference between treatment and healing

Text auf Deutsch lesen

Imagine that you are standing in front of that full bucket of water, knowing that you will lift and carry it shortly.

At lightning speed, our brain captures the challenge and passes on the first necessary signals to our musculoskeletal system.

And even the first of these unconscious impulses of tension happens directly in the muscles and tendons through which they are connected with our joints and bones.

Where force is to be exerted, the corresponding tissue cells in our musculature and tendons that are connected to our bones and joints contract, the antagonistic muscles relax. As a result, we can bend our arm to pull the bucket up. On the inside, muscles and tendons are shortened and taut, on the outside long and yielding. Contracting tendons and muscles transmit impulses to the involved joints and exert pressure and tension onto them. This happens way before we actually lift the bucket of water and stretch our larger muscles visibly and tangible, even if all together can take place within seconds.

Who carries about too much stress lives inside a body that is continuously tensed and strained.

One’s tension isn‘t always obvious to them: it can also go unnoticed, be overlooked or underestimated, especially since the triggering situation can quickly be over or is considered being normal.

Some people visibly tense bigger or more muscles. So much that their fellow human beings can also see and feel the tensed muscles and realize: “You are all tensed!” They then usually give the call to relax: “Come on, relax!”…

To the extent that tension has become part of normal body sensation, we are blind to we do no longer feel it and therefore don’t perceive it as unpleasant – takes to mean- not worth changing to us. As a result, we consider ourselves healthy and will wether see any need nor any opportunity for a change. As it came to rheumatoid arthritis, this was one of the crucial points for me. When I fell ill with rheumatoid arthritis, I couldn’t feel what made me so sick. But I was able to learn how to feel and relieve my tension timely.

Stress and tension become a severe overload when they are:

 permanently consistent or

 too strong in a singular situation.

If someone can‘t or inadequately relax, tension remains. The tension that is not sufficiently reduced in time, will accumulate and spread.

Overload due to tension is morbid!

Our relieving moments of relaxation then are no longer sufficient; they can‘t reach the deep sitting problem anymore.

To my body, the overload meant:

The upper tension-limit is exceeded.

Next post: Can everyone develop a stress-related RA?

.I wish you a good read on my blog and will be happy to hear from you!


Follow us on





HeilÜben for everyone. Classes and contact

Pain? Our 24/7 Hotline



Featured images by pexels:

Kat Jayne blow-boy-child-551573.jpg

Luis Quintero beach-beautiful-enjoyment-1671217.jpg


2 thoughts on “To realize where my rheumatoid arthritis really came from made the difference between treatment and healing

  1. This is so fascinating!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! It is great to see that the feeling sprung over:)

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Feather's Edge

Life can blow you in any direction; hang on.

Foodology with Laura

Experiencing the world one bite at a time

A Suffolk Lane

A diary of my life in rural north Suffolk.

American in Korea

Everything International



anna antonia


Kathi‘s Küchenstadl

Kathi heißt Euch herzlich Willkommen!

What a Beautiful Mess!

A virtual girl's guide to Second Life fashion!

Laura Herr Photography

Life, Love and the Pursuit of Photography

The Faces Of Ankylosing Spondylitis

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars." - Khalil Gibran


& blogs about it now and again.

Journeys with Johnbo

Reflections on places traveled and photos taken.

There's A Frog On The Porch

Hopping Around The World

Table for Ting

Life's too short to be on a diet

Lyon Life

SLHS Student Productions

Latest Entertainment News | Top Celebrity News, Hollywood Headlines

Latest Entertainment News from ETCanada; your daily source for the latest Hollywood news, celebrity news, photos and videos.

Gibt's doch gar nicht ...

Kunterbuntes Glücksgedöns

Apprentice crone, clinging determinedly to my sense of humour during menopause

Tina Stewart Brakebill

Writer. Feminist. Historian. Person.

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close