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KICK BACK AND RELAX! FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR KNEE AND HIP PAIN N E W S L E T T E R MALVERN Physical Therapy

INSIDE: • Find Relief for Your Knee and Hip Pain • DIY Ice Packs • Coupon Corner! • Staff Spotlight

Have you ever thought about how amazing our ability to walk is? It is a complex system of muscles, nerves, and joints working together in harmony to lift you up. But what if you experience pain while walking? (continued inside)

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INSIDE: • DIY Ice Packs • Staff Spotlight • Coupon Corner! • Exercise Essentials KICK BACK AND RELAX! FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR KNEE AND HIP PAIN

If you experience hip, knee, or leg pain, it could mean that the complex system of your gait has been affected in some way or another. What causes knee and hip pain? Knee and hip pain occurs when the joints and muscles surrounding those areas lack their normal function. If the joint isn’t functioning properly, it can alter one’s mobility, which will increase pressure on the area. This can cause the area to become inflamed, thus resulting in pain. If you are experiencing hip pain, it is likely that there is a problem with your hip joint. When this happens, you will experience pain inside of your hip, or in your groin area. If you are experiencing pain outside of your hip, in your upper thigh, or buttock region, then it is likely that there is a problem with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. Regardless of where the pain is stemming from, hip pain is typically caused by injury or strain to the joint or surrounding regions; however, the pain can also be due to an underlying disease, such as arthritis. If you are experiencing knee pain, there is a good chance the pain is rooted in your kneecap or patella. Every time you bend your knee, your kneecap needs enough space to move up and down between your femur bone and

the bend of your knee. Unfortunately, if this area becomes inflamed, then the tissues surrounding the kneecap will become tighter, and the kneecap will not have as much space to move. It will try to squeeze through the inflamed padding, causing pain in the knee, and causing the padding to grow thicker and more irritated. When this happens, the joint fluid inside your knee will begin to dry out, resulting in more friction and pain. How physical therapy helps: When relieving knee and hip pain, it is important to make sure that normal motion is restored. Our physical therapists at Pro-Active Physical Therapy are trained in evaluating your movement to determine the root of your problem, in addition to creating a treatment regimen specific to your pain, and restoring you to your normal mobility and strength. We have years of success in helping patients with their physical needs, eliminating their need for harmful drugs, expensive testing, or harsh surgeries. Our goal is to help you move and walk as comfortably as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get back on track to a pain-free life! For more information regarding how our treatments can help you, give us a call today!

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DIY ICE PACKS FOR WHEN YOUR JOINTS ARE BURNING AFTER ALL THAT WALKING

4 Different Methods 1. (3) parts water to (1) part rubbing alcohol. This combination is recommended by physical therapists because it is cheap, it stays flexible, and it works perfectly. There is also minimal mess if there is a leak! Win/win. 2. Corn syrup – Yup. Plain old corn syrup. This one is nice because it stays the most soft and flexible compared to the rest; however, if it were to leak, you’d be left with a sticky mess. 3. Liquid dish soap – You guessed it, another one-ingredient ice pack! This one doesn’t stay quite as flexible as the rest, but at least the mess won’t be sticky in the event of a leak.

4. (2) parts liquid dish soap to (1) part rubbing alcohol. This is very similar to the one above but stays a bit more flexible.

To minimize the risk of leaking after repeated uses, make sure to double bag your ice packs in sturdy freezer bags with a double-lock seal. If you have a vacuum bag sealer, this is the perfect use for it.

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Helps Relieve Hip Pain www.simpleset.net BUTTERFLY STRETCH While in a sitting position, bend your knees and place the bottom of your feet together. Next, slowly let your knees lower towards the floor until a stretch is felt at your inner thighs.

POOLSIDE PINEAPPLE DIP

• 1/4 Cup Pineapple Juice, From your can of crushed pineapple • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese • 1 Can Crushed Pineapple, Drained, Reserve 1/4 Cup of juice • 1 Cup Chopped Ham • 1 2.8 Ounce Package Bacon Pieces • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Green Onion

INGREDIENTS • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream

INSTRUCTIONS In a large bowl blend together the cream cheese, sour cream, and pineapple juice until well mixed and smooth. Spread into a pie pan. Top the cream cheese mixture with the shredded cheese, crushed pineapple, chopped ham, bacon pieces, and green onion. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Print sudoku http://1sudoku.com Ri ck and hi s wi fe Kathy are current residents of Benton, AR. T ey have been married for 30 years and have 6 amazing kids together. They l ike to donate Rick Lee Co-Owner of Benton and Malvern Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist

3 8 their time helping at their church. In his spare time he loves doing anything outdoors, and hopes to be able to travel one day. Rick is one of the owners of our company. He went to Hendrix College for his undergrad and UCA for grad school, he has 25+ years in the Physical Therapy field. Rick went into Physical Therapy because he wanted to help others. 1 3 7 5 4 2 4 When asked what his favorite part of the job is he says: “This is the best I’ve felt in a long time.” Rick has been here from the beginning and says one of his favorite t ings about his job is “seeing patients get better and seeing the staff grow professionally.” - Rick 7 9 2 4 3

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