FyzicalCentralIllinois: Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain

APRIL, 2020

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NEWSLETTER

DISCOVER RELIEF FOR SHOULDER, ELBOW, & WRIST PAIN

INSIDE: • Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Pain, Where Is It Coming From? • Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

REFER A FRIEND

Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, refer them to FYZICAL today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Pain Consultation.

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APRIL, 2020

NEWSLETTER

SHOULDER, ELBOW, & WRIST PAIN, WHERE IS IT COMING FROM?

Whether you have pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers can help you return to a more active

and pain-free life. Give us a call today: • MATTOON OFFICE: (217) 235-1245 • SULLIVAN OFFICE: (217) 728-8100

What is Causing the Pain? Think about the tasks that make up the majority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or on a farm, the vast majority of Americans work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life put the body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases. This puts additional stress on your body, which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain. Shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognizewhenan injurydevelopsand tounderstandways thatyoucancombat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place. Common issues that can lead to shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain include: • Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting • Athletic injuries

impossible to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating the pain becomes even more complicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This is why so many issues regarding pain in the shoulder, elbows, and wrists typically become chronic. Since it is difficult to allow these body parts time to properly rest, they continue being overused and the pain can actually worsen. Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain. Addressing the pain early on is thebestway topreventan issue frombecomingchronic.Turning to medicationandbraces forpainmanagement isnota long-termsolution and will only push off the inevitable truth — that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physical therapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Working with a physical therapist will provide you with an opportunity to understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. Don’t assume that pain in your shoulder, elbows, or wrists will go away on itsown. It ismorecommon for thepain toworsen,andcompensating for the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop. For support with learning how to manage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, elbows, and wrists, contact your physical therapist.

• Muscle sprain • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints

Getting a Handle on Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Pain. One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist is that it is difficult to

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A MOMENT WITH KRUCKEBERG

• Stay home if you are sick • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces with using regular household cleaning spray or wipe • Wash your hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

Spring has given us a taste. Tepid temperatures make me long for warmer weather, especially with the sun out longer. I have turned to keeping a closer eye on the pond and the growth of the algae. So far using a cold- temperature bacteria to consume the leaves and other organic material has helped. I am also starting the dyeing of the pond earlier so that the algae does not get a head start. The few stray geese or ducks that land are probably not helping. After all I have no idea where their

Dick Kruckeberg

Generally, use good hygiene practice and common sense and we will get through this world-wide concern. Mickey is doing good. He doesn’t get as much attention now that my granddaughter Kaleigh is off to college. He still loves his mealworms and that is about the only time he comes out of hiding is when I feed him. I think the older he gets the grumpier he is and the stiffer his quills get! Ouch!!

feet have been.

I cannot help but mention the Corona virus due to its impact on travel and the stock market. Here is what the CDC reports: • So far the risk of getting the virus is thought to be low. This may change as more information comes in. • If you have an underlying illness such as heart disease or lung disease (COPD, emphysema, ETC) What to do to keep yourself and family healthy.

• Avoid close contact with people who are ill • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

BUCATINI WITH MUSHROOMS

PATIENT SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT

INGREDIENTS • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms • 2/3 cup boiling water • 8 oz uncooked bucatini • 3 1/4 tsp salt, divided • 1 tbsp canola oil • 1/4 cup chopped shallots • 2 (4-oz) packages exotic mushroom blend • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 2 tbsp dry sherry • 2 oz Parmigiano cheese • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

“I have more range of motion than I had in a long time.”

• 1 tsp chopped sage • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper • 1 tsp truffle oil sage sprigs (optional)

DIRECTIONS Rinse porcini thoroughly. Combine porcini and 2/3 cup boiling water in a bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Drain in over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup soaking liquid. Chop porcini. Cook pasta with 1 tablespoon salt in boiling water 10 minutes; drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots, mushroom blend, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in porcini, sherry, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute. Finely grate 1 ounce cheese; crumble remaining cheese. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in pasta, 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup reserved porcini soaking liquid, 1/4 cup grated cheese, cream, chopped sage, and pepper; toss well to combine. Drizzle with oil; toss. Place about 1 1/4 cups pasta mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon crumbled cheese. Garnish with sage sprigs, if desired.

“I had a reverse shoulder replacement, and had very little motion before surgery. Now, I have more range of motion than I had in a long time. I’m so pleased with Dick my therapist.” - Pam D.

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YOUR HEALTH IN MIND!

TEN UNITS FOR PAIN RELIEF

The staff at FYZICAL is focused on keeping our equipment and facilities clean for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to also encourage our patients to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by:

SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES

CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH YOUR HANDS

We are selling a TEN Units device for natural pain relief! Come into a clinic nearest you today, to purchase this product for a discounted price of $45!

AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS

KEEP DISTANCE FROM THOSE INFECTED

DO NOT TOUCH MUCUOUS WITH FINGERS

AVOID BUSY PLACES & EVENTS

USE GLOVES WHEN NECESSARY

DISPOSE OF USED TISSUES QUICKLY

If you are feeling sick, we ask that you stay home and contact us to reschedule your appointment. Thank you!

WE ARE OPEN! COVID-19 UPDATE Your Health & Wellness are our top priority! We are implementing thorough steps to ensure your safety while providing you quality care.

Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing shoulder pain .

Strengthens Shoulders

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WAND SHOULDER FLEXION Lying on your back and holding a wand, palm face down on both sides, slowly raise the wand towards overhead. Repeat 3 sets of 8 reps.

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