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Need Help Overcoming Arthritis Pain? We’ve Got The Natural Pain Relief Solution!
A L S O I N S I D E : Patient Success Story • Staff Spotlight • Exercise Essentials Letter From The Owner • Healthy Recipe • Stretch Your Brain!
Need Help Overcoming Arthritis Pain?
We’ve Got The Natural Pain Relief Solution!
Overcoming Arthritis Pain Turning to over the counter pain medications to cope with arthritis pain is ineffective as a long-term solution. While some of the medications may provide temporary relief, they will not help you overcome the pain for good. Physical therapy, on the other hand, canprovideactualrelief fromarthritisbyhelping torebuildstrength in the joints through targeted movements and flexibility exercises. There isa lotofcurrentresearch trying tounderstandwhatprecisely causes arthritis to develop in some people, and not in others. Everyone uses their joints every day, and while it makes sense that so much pressure would cause pain to develop over time, it doesn’texplainwhy thepaindevelopswhenandwhere itdoes,and why it happens to some people and not to others. Anti-inflammation and Arthritis One leading form of arthritis treatment is with the use of anti- inflammatory medication. Certain types of arthritis develop as a result of a build-up of inflammation in the body. Specifically, the tendons and ligaments become inflamed as a result of an internal attack from the immune system, which is typically triggered by somecombinationofenvironmental factors.Avoidingcertain foods andmovementscanreduce inflammation,and therebyreducepain. Physical Therapy and Arthritis Physical therapy ishighlyrecommended for the treatmentofarthritis because it can strengthen and support the joints through guided practiceofmovementandstrengthbuildingexercises.Typically, the best activities for arthritis pain are low-impact activities. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to ensure that you are practicing the best techniques for overcoming your discomfort. There is a long list of home remedies that are said to help with arthritis pain as well, and there is some credibility to some of these concepts. For example, losing weight, exercising regularly, and making some dietary changes such as reducing caffeine and sugar consumption are said to help alleviate pain associated with arthritis. However, before you start making any changes to your lifestyle, it is best to consult with a physical therapist. For more information about how to rid your life of arthritis pain, contact us.
When you experience an injury, dealing with the pain that comes as part of the aftermath is expected. While painful, most of the time when recovering from an injury you can find comfort in the knowledge that the pain is temporary. As your body heals, as you go through the motions of building your muscle mass back and improvingflexibilitywithphysical therapy,youknow that in timeyou will feel like yourself again. This knowledge gives you something to work towards, and helps the pain feel more manageable—even when it is intense, and never-fleeting. Arthritis pain is different. Arthritis doesn’t develop as a result of an injury, but instead develops over time as a result of chronic use, or even as a result of genetic disposition. This can make dealing with the pain of arthritis even more difficult to cope with, as it begs the question: if the pain is coming from inside the joint, is there Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition to affect the joints. Almost 30 million adults in the United States struggle with the condition, and while it can influence anyone of any age, it most frequently develops among those who are most prone to overuse—those who are over the age of 65. Arthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones. This cartilage is what allows the joints in the elbows, ankles, knees and hips to move with freedom. Without cartilage, the bones would rub against one another with each movement, and would cause extreme pain. As the cartilage breaks down, so, typically, does the bone, and as the shape of the joint changes it becomes even more difficult for it to function smoothly. Furthermore, the ligaments and tendons around the joint will often stiffen, and the muscles surrounding the joint will weaken, making it altogether more difficult and painful to move. While arthritis pain typically develops gradually, the realization of what you are dealing with can still come as a shock. In some circumstances thepainwillappearmoreabruptly,especiallywhen the pain develops in association with a change in weather or other environmental circumstance. anything I can actually do about it? The Posture & Pain Connection
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Celebrating Our New Location!
740 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite 208 Solana Beach, CA 92075
Johnnie Durbin, PT, DPT
I started back a G3 this week for a pain in my left sciatic I’ve had since my surgery, assumed it was nerve damage due to severity of my condition at time of surgery. I’ve been running and boxing and feeling great except for that nagging pain. Johnnie “evaled” me and tried Hypervolt. I kid you not, it took all the pain away, like within a couple hours it was gone! I’ll continue treatments through February but the first thing I did was buy a Hypervolt from you. Once again, G3 has come to the rescue and provided pain relief and strength going forward. You have helped so many people. When I bump into someone out in the community with a G3 shirt on I always stop and say “hi” and talk about how great G3 is. You have created a sub community of happy healthy people. Thank you form the bottom of my heart. Wishing you much health and happiness.” -Diane M. Patient Success Spotlight
Meet The Staff Johnnie is a San Diego native. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State San Marcos and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from theUniversityofStAugustine.His interest inAppliedFunctionalScience (AFS) began when he started working as an aide at G3 while completing his undergraduate work. His passion for AFS and rehabilitation through 3D functional movement continued to expand while in physical therapy school and during his last clinical rotation at G3. Johnnie is currently working towards his Certificate of Applied Functional Science with the Gray Institute. In his spare time, Johnnie enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He also enjoys surfing, running, and functional fitness.
Healthy Recipe Irish Potato Bites
• 20 organic red potatoes, small (golf ball size) • 1/2 cup organic corned beef • 1/4 cup organic cheddar cheese, shredded • 1 tbsp organic butter, melted • 1/8 tsp Salt • Organic sour cream, (optional)
Instructions Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until they are fork tender. Preheat oven to 400°F. Once potatoes are cooked and have cooled cut each one in half and cut a small slice off of the rounded end so the potato can sit up. Scoop out the inside of each potato half saving the potato insides in a bowl. Add cheese, corned beef, butter to the bowl with the saved potato insides. Salt mixture to taste. Also sprinkle some salt over the potato halves. Scoop mixture into potato halves and then place them on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with a dollop of sour cream.
Sagittal Plane Stick Pendy
1. Start with your right hand on top (palm up), left hand on bottom (palm down) – right arm is relaxed.
2. Left arm pushes right arm straight forward and overhead with dowel with a forward step.
Celebrating Our New Location!
On a Personal Note: A big congratulations to David! We found out earlier this month that he was accepted to PT school at St. Augustine. He will be starting school this spring! Way to go David! We are so proud of you! Congratulations, David!
Stretch Your Brain!
Get those answers in! The first to respond correctly wins a $5 Starbucks Gift Card! Email your answers to email@example.com ! 1. What is the first day of spring called? 2. On the first day of spring, the hours of daylight and of darkness are equal: True or False? 3. During what month does spring begin in Australia? 4. The blooming of what flower signals the beginning of spring in Japan? 5. In what year did the practice of “spring cleaning” first begin? 6. Who is known as the Greek goddess of spring? 7. What ancient wonder was built in order to face the sun during the spring equinox? Answers to last month’s trivia: 1) Lupercalia, 2) Venus, 3) Beekeepers, 4) Richard Cadbury, 5) Charles d’Orléans, 6) A Rabbi (Rabbi Yaacov Deyo) Congratulations to last month’s trivia game winner, Lynnda D!
Letter From Mike We’re officially growing! We wanted to first extend a heart-felt thank you to all who attended G3 Solana Beach’s Grand Opening Party. By all accounts it was a huge success. There was good food and drink (beer and wine), great music (thanks Clyde!), and, most importantly, amazing fellowship and camaraderie. It never fails to warm my heart when I get feedback from our patients and clients that they feel very much a part of the G3 family. We heard this a lot from party goers, and it is honestly the best compliment we can be given, as it is the environment that we strive so hard to achieve at G3. And speaking of growing, this type of feedback helps us grow, as it reinforces that our hard work is being noticed, causing us to try that much harder to keep that environment going. Also speaking of growing, we’re thrilled to announce the addition of new members of Team G3: Kelly (head of operations),Johnnie (staffPT),Laly,Ellie,andBritni (frontdeskassociates),aswellasseveralnewexercisespecialists. We appreciate your support over the years and look forward to serving you in the near future at the NEW Solana Beach location or at the Encinitas clinic. Together we will GATHER, GIVE, GROW! Mike Van Gilder Clinic Owner, PT, DPTPage 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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