He has been struggling with chronic pain after a dislocated pelvis made his back go ‘out of alignment’, which has also made it difficult for him to walk.
And Eamonn Holmes has shared how circulation boosters have helped to ‘get him back out there’, and has somewhat alleviated not only his chronic back pain but also his circulation problems.
Speaking candidly to The Sun about the treatment on Saturday, the presenter, 61, claimed: ‘I had a bit of difficulty with waking before and after a double hip operation.’
‘It’s getting me out there’: Eamonn Holmes revealed in an interview on Saturday that using a circulation booster every day has helped him walk amid his chronic pain battle
Discussing how the device works, he added: ‘It gives these pulses through your feet and legs and really, really helps with your circulation.
‘I credit this with getting me back out on the golf course, getting me out there walking the dog – much to Ruth’s approval.’
As well as using the circulation booster, Eamonn has helped alleviate his pain with physiotherapy and ice cold showers, which have left him feeling ‘invigorated’ amid his health woes.
Eamonn first spoke about his dislocated pelvis back in March and had an MRI scan recently to have further tests done after being left in chronic pain. He has not received those results yet.
Health: Eamonn has been struggling with chronic pain after a dislocated pelvis made his back go ‘out of alignment’, and he said the device he uses ‘really, really helps with your circulation’
Earlier this month, Eamonn detailed how a dislocated pelvis started his chronic health battle as he waited for results of an MRI scan because his pain has escalated.
The TV personality, who co-hosts ITV’s This Morning with wife Ruth Langsford, joked in an interview with the Irish Independent that his injury is ‘nowhere near as erotic as it sounds’.
He told the publication: ‘I mysteriously dislocated my pelvis and I don’t know how — it’s not as erotic as it sounds. My back is now out of alignment as a result.’
Source of the pain: Eamonn first spoke about his dislocated pelvis back in March and had an MRI scan this month to have further tests done after being left in chronic pain (stock image)
The Belfast native went on to reveal that since he spoke of his gruelling pain on social media, he found it ‘absolutely scary’ the number of people who are also living with chronic pain.
‘Nobody knows what it’s like unless they live with someone who has it.’ he said. ‘I’m in huge pain and nobody knows how to stop it.
‘This hurts like hell and I need to find a way to overcome it. It has lasted a month and it feels like I can’t remember what life was like without the pain.’
Eamonn was seen putting on a brave face as he returned to front This Morning alongside wife Ruth earlier this month, after detailing his plight with chronic pain.
Out of alignment: Earlier this month, he told the Irish Independent, ‘I mysteriously dislocated my pelvis and I don’t know how… My back is now out of alignment as a result’
Hospital visit: Eamonn recently returned home from having tests in hospital after struggling with chronic ‘pain he’s never experienced in his life’
The star – who had an MRI scan and was waiting on his diagnosis at the time – said his condition was ‘too difficult to explain’ after Ruth explained that viewers had been asking how he was doing.
Eamonn replied: ‘Since the last time I saw you I’m doing very well, thank you for asking.’
The presenter said he ‘needs to find out what’s causing’ him pain all over his body and recently revealed he has no diagnosis as of yet.
Candid: The star, who had an MRI scan and is waiting on his diagnosis, recently said his condition is ‘too difficult to explain’. Pictured with wife Ruth Langsford
And Ruth, 61, admitted it would take longer than This Morning’s run time to explain Eamonn’s condition, as she said: ‘We could be here all day. We’ve only got two-and-a-half hours.’
Eamonn previously admitted his rehab plan included an hour of physio followed by a bracing cold shower.
Sharing a tweet with followers, he wrote: ‘Physio just left after second session of the day. He said my body was hot… result being that I needed to cool off with my second cold shower of the day. Let’s hope it helps me sleep soundly Zzzzz.’
Eamonn also revealed he had undergone a second physio session of the day and he was advised to have his second cold shower of the day.
Treatment: Eamonn previously admitted his rehab plan included an hour of physio followed by a bracing cold shower
Gruelling: The presenter took to Twitter to admit the physical therapy would either ‘kill me or cure me’ as he joked about getting ‘match fit’ for his return to This Morning
He wrote on Twitter: ‘Physio just left after 2nd session of the day . He said my body was hot … result being that I Needed to cool off with my 2nd Cold Shower of the day…..Let’s hope it helps me sleep soundly Zzzzź (sic)’
Earlier in the day, Eamonn admitted he had undergone a physio session at 4.30am ahead of co-hosting This Morning.
He tweeted: ‘Hey , busy day so far ….. 1 hour physio at 4.30 am to get match fit for today’s #ThisMorning …. followed by the Cold shower routine !
‘All this will either kill me or cure me. So far , so good though and remember I’m going to be sharing your #ChronicPain stories & advice. (sic)’
It was on Monday’s episode during the Easter break that Eamonn admitted his suffering was due to a back injury.
He said: ‘Those of you who follow me on social media will know, about a month ago I did something to my back, I don’t know how I did it, getting into the car, getting out of a car, getting out of bed, whatever.
‘I’ve got an MRI scan, but the trouble is, everything closes for Easter, I haven’t got it analysed yet, but what I do know is, I can’t sleep at night.
‘The pain is absolutely worse at night. The humbling thing is when you go on social media and you talk to people who suffer from this, age isn’t a barrier, where you live isn’t a barrier, how much you earn isn’t a barrier.’
Eamonn’s situation prompted a phone-in on the show about chronic pain.
He added: ‘So many of you have this chronic pain situation, from all different sources. So let’s talk about this, let’s talk to each other, let’s talk to a doctor, we are talking to a pain expert.
Struggles: On Monday’s show during the Easter break, the presenter used a walking stick to enter the studio as his wife Ruth admitted it ‘takes him so long walking’
‘I’ve had this a month, I hope I won’t have this much longer, but there are people who have lived with chronic pain their whole lives.’
Later on the show, the presenter used a walking stick to enter the studio as his wife Ruth admitted it ‘takes him so long walking’.
She said: ‘Many of you who follow Eamonn on social media know he has been talking a lot about chronic pain. It’s ironic actually he’s not here as he had to nip to the loo.
‘Because it takes him so long walking, he’s just on his way back and he will be here any minute. Here he is, it takes him longer to walk.’
Pain: It was on Monday’s episode that Eamonn admitted his suffering was due to a back injury