Sports & Ortho PT. Arthritis Pain Relief

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ARTHRITIS IS SUCH A PAIN LET PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP YOU OUT!

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• How Can Physical Therapy Help Osteoarthritis? • Healthy Recipe • Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Practice News

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

As we all age, our bodies experience a certain “wear and tear” on cartilage and joints. This can cause inflammation and pain, known as arthritis. According to the American Arthritis Foundation, Osteoarthritis is themost common formof arthritis, making itself apparent in people as they age. It can certainly take a toll on one’s body, resulting in achy or painful joints after exercise, after a long day on one’s feet, or even after prolonged periods of inactivity, thus causing joints to constrict. Themost common areas of Osteoarthritis are found in the fingers, hips, knees, and spine. These are all joints that we use excessively, even in our daily lives. Just think - by the time you lift yourself out of bed, shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and prepare to begin your day, you’ve already used these joints a multitude of times. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that pain can occur in them over time. If you believe you may be experiencing Osteoarthritis, give one of our physical therapists a call today to discuss pain relief. WHY DO WE EXPERIENCE OSTEOARTHRITIS? While it is true that Osteoarthritis is most common in older folks, that is not always necessarily the case. It is possible that Osteoarthritis can present itself in younger adults, especially if they are prone to weak joints, poor dieting, or if they aren’t very active. Your cartilage works hard to protect your joints by absorbing the natural shocks that your body experiences on a daily basis. Therefore, much of your likelihood regarding Osteoarthritis is dependent upon the physical and nutritional lifestyles you partake in. Joint alignment can alter and the muscles around a joint ARTHRITIS IS SUCH A PAIN LET PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP YOU OUT!

can weaken over time, causing the cartilage to shift or thin. As the cartilage wears down, Osteoarthritis becomes much more common. As Osteoarthritis progresses, more symptoms can arise. The most common symptoms are: • Joint pain. • Swelling or tenderness in or around the joint(s). • Inflammation or flare-ups of pain in the joint(s) after use. • Feeling stiff after sitting or laying down for prolonged periods of time, especially when getting up in the morning. • Crepitus - also referred to as a “cracking or crunching” feeling when moving the joint(s), or the sound of bone rubbing on bone. Are you suffering from arthritis pain? Call your physical therapist at Sports & Ortho PT to schedule your appointment and start your pain- free life today!

Source https://www.moveforwardpt.com/symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=8402b1d2-6580-41b2-b4ff-25a0cd6dac3a https://www.verywellhealth.com/pinched-nerve-headache-treatment-1719581

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According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 in 5 adults are diagnosed with arthritis annually. Physical and occupational therapy are the most common treatments for Osteoarthritis, usually helping with the relief of joint pain in just a few sessions. If you have arthritis, don’t fret - there is hope! While anti- inflammatory and painmedications will help for the time being, they are very much a short-termsolution. Physical therapy can help in actually strengthening your joints and muscles once again, allowing for amuch healthier and long-termpain relief solution. Occupational therapy will also help in learning to use your joints in new ways once again, allowing for the highest quality of life despite the severity of your arthritis. Our physical therapists are trained to help you with joint alignment, stability, muscle regeneration, and most importantly, pain relief. They are dedicated to helping you get back to your normal levels of mobility. Don’t settle for a life of aches and pains - physical therapy can get you back on your feet and doing the activities you used to love! If you are suffering from Osteoarthritis, give us a call today - we can get you back to living your best, most pain-free life. Are you suffering from arthritis pain? Call your physical therapist at Sports &Ortho PT to schedule your appointment and start your pain-free life today!

Source https://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/AboutOT/Professionals/WhatIsOT/PA/Facts/Arthritis%20fact%20sheet.pdf https://www.arthritis.org/

H E A LT H Y R E C I P E “The Immunity Booster” Chicken Soup

PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P O T L I G H T

I cannot say enough great things about Cash and the team at Sports and Ortho! Even after our initial meeting, they remembered all my injuries and everything we had gone over. I immediately felt welcomed and cared for. They create personalized treatment programs and individualized care– they really get to know you on a personal level. I looked forward to my weekly appointments, and each week I saw continued improvements! After “graduating” from the program several months ago, I am still pain-free and symptom-free! They provided me with at-home strengthening exercises that were incredibly helpful! I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone and everyone!” - Taylor K.

INGREDIENTS • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 lb chicken breast • 1 medium onion, diced • 3 large carrots, diced • 2 celery stalks diced

• 3 cloves of garlic, diced • 1 medium lemon (zest & juice) • 1 handful fresh ginger • 2 qt chicken broth • 1 can coconut milk (optional)

DIRECTIONS Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken breast and brown. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt, and pepper. Cook for about 5 min, until softened. Add 2 quarts of chicken broth and ginger with the skin on. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes (the longer you boil ginger the stronger it is). Remove ginger and discard. Remove chicken, then shred and set aside. Add lemon zest and squeeze lemon to taste. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Add shredded chicken and (optional) 1 can of coconut milk.

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PRAC T I C E NEWS : WE ’ R E S TAY I NG C L E AN !

REDUCE YOUR RISK OF INFECTION:

Sports & Ortho PT is committed to your health and wellbeing. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Before and after every session, we are asking our clients and staff to wash or sanitize their hands. Additionally, we have increased the number of times per day that we sanitize our equipment and facility and have spaced out appointments to ensure that no more than 10 people are in the clinic at a time. To do your part to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, we ask parents that if you are demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus— coughing, sneezing or fever—please stay home. Additionally, if you have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately, so we can take necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. We appreciate your ongoing support.

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE

SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES

CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN

AVOID BUSY PLACES & EVENTS

KEEP DISTANCE FROM THOSE INFECTED

AVOID HUGS & SHAKING HANDS

If you have pain, come in for a free assessment at any of our five locations. Don’t wait, we can help! BRIDGEPORT 312-225-3119 EDISON PARK 773-657-3897 LINCOLN PARK 773-904-8881 BEVERLY 773-779-7970 GLENVIEW/NORTHBROOK 224-282-8133

S K I P T H E S C R I P T !

Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes Try this movement to relieve shoulder pain.

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SHOULDER ABDUCTION Lie on your side with your affected arm on top, pointing your thumb up- wards. While keeping your elbow straight, bring your arm over your head to your ear, then return to the starting position. Repeat 6-10 times.

You don’t need a doctor’s script to come to Sports and Ortho! Call to schedule an evaluation with us at your earliest convenience

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