Balanced Body PT: Hip, Knee and Leg Pain


Your hip, knee and lower leg 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. (continued inside)


• Relieving Hip, Knee, and Leg Pain • Healthy Recipe

• Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight

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problems. A decreased range of motion, too, is a sign of deeper problems 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. How Physical Therapy Can Help In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhanse the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Call us today, and tell us about your symptoms. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step!

(continued from outside) 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. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:

• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains

• Tendinitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

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 In some cases, limited blood flow may 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

Does Arthritis Pain Grind You Down?

Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medications to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints.The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding affected joints providing needed support. Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition tophysical therapy,choosenon-impactexercisessuchasbicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering from arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.

Chicken Quesadillas

• 2 tbsp low sodium chicken broth • 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped • 1 small garlic clove, minced • 1⁄4 cup bell pepper, chopped • 2 chili peppers, minced (to taste) • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped • 8 flour tortillas

Strengthens Hips

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/ leg back to a leveled position.

• 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded • 1 1⁄2 cups cooked chicken, shredded • scallion, cut on the bias (garnish) • nonfat sour cream (garnish)

In a medium-heavy skillet, saute the onions, garlic and peppers until soft in the 2 tablespoons chicken broth. Add the chili peppers and tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes more until the liquid has evaporated. Add the chicken and stir well to combine. Spray a cold skillet with the nonstick spray and heat over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan and sprinkle with 1/8 cup cheese. Add about a quarter of the chicken mixture and top with another 1/8 cup cheese. Cover with another tortilla and cook for two to three minutes or until golden brown. Flip the quesadilla over and cook for an additional two minutes.

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Patient Success Spotlight

Caroline LaCamera PTA

Caroline was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She has an Associates of Art degree from Tallahassee Community College, an Associates of Science Degree from the State College of Florida, and her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Keiser University.

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• Honesty • God • Patience • Relentlessness

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• Swimming • All water sports! • Fishing

“My experience with Dallen and the staff was excellent (better than just satisfied!) I greatly appreciate the post-op physical therapy I’ve had done for my right knee. The information Dallen has given me is irreplaceable. He answered all my questions very well. Answers I did not receive from my doctor. I am four months out from surgery and my knee has gone back to normal. I plan to see Dallen when I have my left knee done and bilateral shoulders. Thank you so much!!” - Marcia R. I am four months out from surgery and my knee has gone back to normal. FREE Low Back Pain Workshop Attention Low Back Pain & Sciatica Sufferers! Saturday, July 14 th from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 4465 South 900 East, Suite 250 Salt Lake City, Utah 84124 This free workshop is for you if:

Caroline’s PT Beliefs: “I think people have a fear of coming into therapy. Physical therapy should not be scary. It is a place to come to get better and to change. I want to help my patients not only physically, but emotionally if possible. If I can make one person happier by coming in to see me, I did my job exceptionally well!” We are so happy to have Caroline as part of our Balanced Body Physical Therapy Team! Coupon Corner


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