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“Enjoy LifeWithout the Fear of KneePain!” DON’T SUFFERWITH PAIN
Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip, or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period. The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times, they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force. The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has tomove inmany directions, including forward, backward, and side to side. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running, and bending. When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh, or knee, you may have difficulty with these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis, and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of the joints. When Your Motion is Lost. When you lose the movement of the hip, knee, or ankle joints, your
muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experi- enced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee, or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee, or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength, or coordination. Treating Leg Pain. To determine the source of your leg pain, our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, com- paring the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands-on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn more how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step! Look inside to learn more and say good-bye to that aching knee or hip!
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