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DOES ARTHRITIS PAIN GRIND YOU DOWN? MillionsofAmericanssuffer througharthritispaineveryday, 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, swimmingorwaterexercise.Furthermore, researchshows thatevenmodest 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 with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

Caitie’s Healthy Recipe: No Bake Protein Energy Bites

• 2 tbsp honey (or desired sweetener) • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed • 3-4 tbsp protein powder (chocolate, vanilla) • ½ cup desired mix-ins (chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, etc)

Ahealthy,proteinpackedbreakfastorsnack that will curve your hunger at any time of the day! INGREDIENTS • 1 cup old fashioned oats • 2/3 cup peanut butter

INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15-30 minutes to allow dough to become firm. Roll into balls of desired size and store in refrigerator for up to one week. Restaurant Review: The Dor-Stop Restaurant 1430 Potomac Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15216 By: Caitie Zavora, PTA My husband and I are always on the lookout for the best food with the best price.To our delight, The Dor-Stop Restaurant fit the bill! A classical, nostalgic diner with a retro setting, this family- owned restaurant lived up to our expectations – from the décor and the service to the quality and quantity of the food. The first thing that caught my eye was that this restaurant was visited by Guy Fieri on his Food Network TV Show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”! Being a Food Network lovermyself, Iwaspleasantlysurprised.OnaSundaymorning,weventured toDormontandwent to experience this diner for ourselves.The menu had selections focused on breakfast and lunch,

If you would like any of our recipes, email Caitie at avariety thatwouldsatisfyanyonewalking through thedoor.Fromeggs, hot cakes, and french toast, to burgers, and sandwiches, the options were there. Iordered theBananaChocolateChipPremiumHotCakesas recommendedbyourwaitressand theywereoutstanding!Theywere just as they sounded - loaded with chocolate chips and bananas and topped with a generous amount of powdered sugar. I could not have been more pleased with my selection. The portions were more than generous and the service was excellent. If you are willing to wait a little to be seated or served, this is a place you must try for delectable diner food. Make sure to stop by before early afternoon breakfast, brunch, or lunch as they close by 3 pm Mon-Sat, and 2 pm on Sunday!

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