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What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by injuries. These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain. Arthritis can also be caused by:
If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip and knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, our bones wear down. Are yours? If they are, don’t worry. It’s possible to alleviate the symptoms. It’s even possible to eliminate them entirely. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease.The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, asserts the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America.
• Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout
Simply walking can cause arthritis in the lower back, hip and knee. Our legs wear down as they’re used. Sometimes, old age is simply the culprit as use wears away at our joints and bone tissue. This type of arthritis, called degenerative arthritis—or osteoarthritis—is the most common kind of arthritis. When the leg’s cartilage—or its slick, cushioned surface—is worn away, bone rubs against bone. This pain, stiffness and swelling requires professional osteoarthritis treatment.
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Arthritis and Physical Therapy
Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy serves a purpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximum mobility. They may also undergo exercises that reduce thepressureonarthriticspots. Ifapatienthasundergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. Source:https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what- is-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/ back-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip- arthritis-pain https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint- pain
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One of the most important meals of our day, breakfast can make or break your energy levels, not just today but also tomorrow. Boxed cereals high in sugar and refined grains create a sugar rush then energy slump. This simple, easy to make in bulk, “Nut-ola” is a family favorite and provides more protein and nutrients. Nut-ola Recipe
INGREDIENTS • 2 cups sliced raw almonds • 2 cups chopped pecans • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitos)
• ½ cup raw flax seeds • ½ cup raw honey (or maple or birch syrup) • ⅓ cup olive oil • 1 tsp Vanilla • 1 cup dried fruit (unsweetened—chopped small as needed)
• 2 cups raw cashew pieces • ½ cup raw sesame seeds
INSTRUCTIONS Preheatyouroven to350degrees.Putall thenutsandseeds intoa largebowlandmix together. In a saucepan slowly warm the honey and oil over low heat until just runny—do not overheat or cook your honey. Add the vanilla. Pour the honey mixture over the nut mixture and toss to coat. Spread the nut mixture evenly over an oiled baking tray (or lined with parchment paper if you find this easier). Toast in the oven for about 8 minutes, stir and then toast 5-8 more minutes until the nuts are turning golden. Return the nut mixture to the large bowl and stir in the dried fruit. Store covered, keeps for weeks in the refrigerator.
Recipe and photo credit to http://ournutritionkitchen.com/breakfast/raw-honey-nut-meusli/
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“Highly suggest Wise to anyone looking for effective physical therapy!” “Wise Physical Therapy was the most caring physical therapy environment I’ve ever been in. I was helped to increase my range of motion following a minor vehicle accident and, was encouraged to continue my exercises to “keep moving”. Laura Regan worked with me and was very kind. She explained everything in detail. I’d highly suggest Wise to anyone looking for effective physical therapy.” -A.J. KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 6 times on each leg. Stretches Knees www.simpleset.net Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain.
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