Johns Creek: Helping Aches & Pains

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JOHNS CREEK PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body “Imagine How Much You Could Accomplish Without Pain!” HELPING ACHES & PAINS

WE LOVE REFERRALS!

Most of you are well connected with lots of friends and family in the area. I’m sure you know someone who is dealing with a pain problem. If so, we would be happy to help them out. Don’t let your friends suffer through the pain, refer them for physical therapy.

It is never a good idea to let aches and pains grow so severe that they interfere with your quality of life. These are a fewways to help alleviate any aches and pains that you may have: 1. Hot and Cold Therapy. Using ice and heat to manage pain is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Oftentimes, muscle pain develops as a result of injury or overuse and using over the counter pain medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help but combining thosemedications with repeated ice and heat therapy is a better strategy for reducing overall pain and tightness. 2. Rest. When you are experiencing pain in a certain muscle group, resting that muscle group is a good idea. Sleep, in general, is beneficial for helping decrease pain. Increasing the amount of sleep you are getting by just one or two hours per night could be beneficial in reducing your overall pain level.

3. Exercise. Lack of exercise can lead to stiffness and weakness in muscles and joints, and regularly stretching andmoving can help increase blood flow. Carrying excess weight can also lead to pain and discomfort, and exercise is beneficial in supporting weight loss efforts. Cardiovascular activities like walking, cycling, and swimming are especially good options for alleviating pain. Check with your physical therapist before trying a new form of exercise. 4. Physical Therapy. Physical therapy is an ideal solution for addressing pain, especially pain that develops following an injury or surgical procedure. Physical therapy programs use specialized hands-on techniques to target the causes of pain and improve a patient’s quality of life. Johns Creek Physical Therapy’s programs use a combination of exercise, stretching, manual techniques and modalities to alleviate pain and other issues. If you or someone you know may need relief from aches and pains, schedule an appointment by calling our office at 770-622-5344 or visit www.johnscreekpt.com.

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