Lott PT. Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

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O V E R C OM I N G H I P , L E G , & K N E E P A I N ALSO INSIDE HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP • HEALTHY RECIPE WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING • EXERCISE ESSENTIALS

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O V E R C OM I N G H I P , L E G , & K N E E P A I N Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Lott Physical Therapy has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:

In some cases, limited blood flowmay cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe. What Are the Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of a bigger issue, which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later, pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue.

• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains

Sources https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050684 https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and-hip-pain

While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones.

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H O W P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y C A N H E L P In most cases, physical therapy can help patients improve their pain and function related to pain in the lower extremities. In general terms, the hip and ankle joints need to be mobile, while the knee joint needs to be stable– Therefore, a proper plan-of-care can greatly improve flexibility, strength, and overall function.

A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone surgery or intervention for a joint replacement, dislocation or a fracture, our therapists can help you reclaim full mobility and strength to help reach your goals. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms.

Are you letting hip, leg, or knee pain hold you back? Call Lott Physical Therapy or visit lottphysicaltherapy.com to schedule your appointment today!

INGREDIENTS • 2 large sweet potatoes • 1 tbsp olive oil

• 1 cup canned black beans drained & rinsed • 1 tbsp chili powder • 1 tsp cumin • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika • Sea salt to taste

For Garnish • 1 avocado mashed • Tahini • Hot sauce • Chopped cilantro

• 1/4 cup chopped red onion • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper • 1/2 cup frozen corn • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and prick with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and pepper and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add corn, quinoa, black beans and spices and cook 2 - 3 more minutes. When sweet potatoes are fork tender, remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice in half and place each half on a plate. Top with quinoa mixture, avocado and a drizzle of both tahini and hot sauce. Finish with a sprinkle of cilantro and enjoy!

H E A L T H Y R E C I P E MEXICAN QUINOA STUFFED SWEET POTATOES

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W H A T O U R P A T I E N T S A R E S A Y I N G

“I have been treated for knee replacement, shoulder surgery, and now for my right knee being hurt. The Doctors that work for Lott Physical Therapy are top-notch. Fairfield, Texas, is blessed to have a first-class therapy operation with first-class doctors AND a first-class workout center that anyone can afford.” - Charlotte M.

Think of it as the Netflix of workout videos– Lott Fitness offers online virtual fitness classes just for you available 24/7! Learn more at lottfitnesscenter.com!

LOOK I NG FOR A PERSONAL TRA I NER? MELISSA WHITE, PERSONAL TRAINER

Melissa is a certified personal trainer who has specialized in strength conditioning, nutrition, and overall health for over 30 years. If you’re looking for a personalized program to reach your specific goals, Melissa is happy to help! She is currently offering both individual and group sessions to get your body ready for summer! You can contact Melissa today for a free consultation by emailing mgwhite.cpt@gmail.com or by calling 903.602.6737.

W I T H R A T E S A S L O W A S $ 2 5 / M O N T H ! N O C O M M I T M E N T !

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F R E E C O N S U L T A T I O N D A Y !

If you’re struggling with pain or balance issues or looking for tips on safe, strength- building exercises, this event is for you! Lott PT is offering free consultations at two locations where you can talk with a physical therapist to determine the possible cause of your pain as well as treatment options to get you back in the game! This event is one- day only and only open to those who make an appointment, so schedule today! April 9 | Fairfield Location Call to 903-389-7433 to schedule at this location. April 10 | Corsicana Location Call to 903-874-7433 to schedule at this location

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