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• Relieving Low Back, Hip, & Knee Arthritis Pain • What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis?

• Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight • Feel Better In Minutes

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RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP, & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN EXCELLCARE P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y

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• What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? • Healthy Recipe • Patient Success Spotlight • Feel Better In Minutes INSIDE:

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip or knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, the cartilage in our joints wears down, causing painful bone on bone rubbing, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. While there is no cure for replacing cartilage yet, it is possible to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, by improving your joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination. It’s even possible to eliminate symptoms entirely, depending on the amount of arthritis you have. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. What Causes Neck Pain? There are a large number of culprits that could be behind your experience of neck pain, including accidents, such as a car accident or a slip-and- fall accident, as well as sporting injuries. The reason why neck pain

frequently becomes so severe is due to the fact that blood vessels have to pass through your neck to reach the head. A spasm in the neck muscles could lead to constricted blood circulation, and therefore migraine headaches. What’s worse, since the neck is connected to the spinal column and therefore connected to the nervous system, pain in the neck can quickly develop into tingling or numbness in the hands, arms and fingers, which can be uncomfortable and frustrating when you are going about daily tasks. When neck pain develops as a result of a pinched nerve, the radiating neck pain can result in severe headaches, and in some cases, even migraine headaches. The pinched nerve can cause pain to radiate from the neck into the skull and can cause a disruption to typical nerve patterns. Working with a physical therapist can help you address pain caused by a pinched nerve, and therefore can reduce the severity of headaches that develop as a result of neck pain.

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WHAT CAUSES LOWER BACK, HIP AND KNEE ARTHRITIS?

Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injuries.

Arthritis can also be caused by: · Infections, such as Lyme disease · An immune system dysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis · The inheritance of osteoarthritis · An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

weight, exercise and a good diet help, surgical interventionmay eventually be needed. However, physical therapy has been shown to be an excellent way to prepare and recover after a total knee or hip replacement. It is very common for the muscles that support the knee, hip, and low back to become weakened from inactivity. Through targeted easy to do exercises, we help your muscles regain their strength, providing greater support to the joints, and reducing inflammation. Furthermore, by improving balance and coordination, especially to the knee and hip joints, the abnormal strain on the joints is relieved, and safety is improved to reduce risk of further injury. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you have options. The first step is to contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. See how we can help your joints feel better and move better! Go online or call us to schedule an appointment today. Source: https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php https://www. arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis-health. com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip-arthritis-pain https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types- arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

For arthritis suffers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back, hip or knee. Often, arthritis is a downward spiral of progress pain, limiting movement and strength, which in turn causes more inactivity and pain. However, by improving joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination, the process can be slowed, and you can become more functional. Discover how our team of specialists at Excellcare Physical Therapy can

get you moving pain-free again! Arthritis and Physical Therapy

Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy plays a major role in the treatment of arthritis symptoms and should be tried first, before more aggressive procedures such as surgery. Whilemaintaining a healthy

Telehealth: Connect with your physical therapist from the safety of your home.

Feel Better InMinutes Try this movement to relieve knee pain.

Relieves Knee Pain KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH

While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 6 times on each leg.

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Telehealth Still in need of therapy but don’t want to come into the clinic? We can still see you through telehealth visits! You can connect face to face with your primary therapist and go through a treatment session in our secure portal. Email us at ptandrehabnet@gmail.com to begin virtual sessions! https://excellcare.net/telehealth/

Take charge of your Arthritis pain by calling us or by visiting our website at www.excellcare.net. We can help get your life back.

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WHAT IS ARTHRITIS?

There are many types of arthritis. One of the most common forms of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is when the cartilage and joint surfaces degenerate, which can cause pain and stiffness. The hip and knee are common areas that are affected. Symptoms of arthritis Symptoms can vary, but may include stiffness especially in the morning or during periods of inactivity, a grinding sensation in the joint, swelling, and pain. An X-Ray will likely show decreased joint space, signifying the decrease in joint cartilage. Typically, the muscles surrounding the joint have become weak. How arthritis affects function When arthritis affects your hip or knee joint, it can limit proper mobility of that joint. Therefore, the gait cycle is disturbed, which can cause even more strain on multiple joints. Stiffness during periods of immobility can make transfers difficult, such as standing after sitting for awhile.

What can physical therapy do for arthritis? While it is known that arthritis cannot be reversed, physical therapy can help to become more functional. At Excellcare, we look at the strength around the joint, and focus on stabilization. The tailored exercises and treatment will help to support the arthritic joint, which can assist in tolerating daily activities better. The therapist will also educate the patient on what to do in order to decrease stiffness. Some examples include doing specific stretches throughout the day. Call (773) 779-1111 to schedule an evaluation today!

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“I was referred to Excellcare Physical Therapy & Rehab by my doctor due to the swelling and pain that I was having in my left foot that I broke. Sonjay and his staff are an excellent group. They have done a great job so far on bringing my foot back to life. They make you feel at home during your office visits and welcome. I’m on my second session and once I’m through with therapy I hope to be 100%. I would recommend anyone one that reads this post to stop by and visit Excellcare Physical Therapy facility for the treatment. You will be impressed.” -P.C. “They have done a great job so far on bringing my foot back to life.”

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