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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health and Caring for Your Body

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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health and Caring for Your Body

INSIDE: • Give Chronic Pain the Cold Shoulder • Exercise Essentials • Healthy Recipe • COVID-19 And Physical Therapy

GIVE CHRONIC PAIN THE COLD SHOULDER

Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain, Where Is It Coming From? It’s time to say goodbye to shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain once and for all. Identifying the cause of your pain and taking steps to combat ill habits that may be contributing to your discomfort can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, shoulders, elbows and wrists with targeted techniques from your experienced physical therapists. What is Causing the Pain? Think about the tasks that make up the majority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or on a farm, the vast majority of Americans work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life put the body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases. This puts additional stress on your body, which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain. Shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops and to understand ways that you can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place.

Common issues that can lead to shoulder, elbow, and wrist pain include: • Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting • Athletic injuries

• Muscle sprain • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints Getting a Handle on Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist Pain:

One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the shoulder, elbow, and wrist is that it is difficult to impossible to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating the pain becomes even more complicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This is why so many issues regarding pain in the shoulder, elbows, and wrists typically become chronic. Since it is difficult to allow these body parts time to properly rest, they continue being overused and the pain can actually worsen. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FIND RELIEF FOR YOUR SHOULDER, ELBOW AND WRIST PAIN CALL US TODAY AT 260-226-7329.

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TREATING SHOULDER, ELBOW & WRIST PAIN

Addressing the pain early on is the best way to prevent an issue from becoming chronic. Turning to medication and braces for pain management is not a long-term solution and will only push off the inevitable truth— that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physical therapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Workingwith a physical therapist will provide you with an opportunity to understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. Don’t assume that pain in your shoulder, elbows, or wrists will go away on its own. It ismore common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop. For support with learning how tomanage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, elbows, and wrists, contact your physical therapist.

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR SHOULDER, ELBOW & WRIST PAIN BY CALLING US AT 260-226-7329 OR BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.CORETHERAPYSERVICES.COM.

Core Physical Therapy is committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients. 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. 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. WE'RE STAYING SAFE!

CLEANING HANDS OFTEN

AVOID TOUCHING FACE WITH YOUR HANDS

SNEEZE & COUGH INTO TISSUES

AVOID HUGS OR SHAKING HANDS

USE GLOVES WHEN NECESSARY

KEEP DISTANCE FROM THOSE INFECTED

HEALTHY REC I PE I MMUN I T Y BOOS T V E GAN B E AN SOUP

INGREDIENTS • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil • 1 red onion, diced • 4 garlic cloves, minced • 2 medium carrots, diced • 2 tbs ginger, finely grated

• 4 cups lima beans • 1 tsp turmeric powder

• 1.5 L (6 cups) vegetable broth • 1 small bunch of Tuscan kale, roughly chopped • Salt & pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS In a large saucepan, heat the oil and onion on medium heat until onion has slightly browned. Add in garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, followed by carrots, ginger, beans, and turmeric cooking for a further 5-7 minutes. Once the ingredients are well combined, pour in the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add in kale and season to taste. Once the kale softens a little, the soup is ready.

YOU CAN BE FREE OF YOUR PAIN! CALL TODAY OR VISIT US AT WWW.CORETHERAPYSERVICES.COM

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

OUR SERVICES • MANUAL THERAPY • ULTRASOUND • ELECTRICAL STIMULATION • KINESIO TAPING • TRIGGER POINT THERAPY • GRASTON TECHNIQUE • JOINT MOBILIZATION • ORTHOTICS • THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

I broke my wrist and developed Carpel and Cubital tunnel. I had gone to another facility and was not improving so I decided to govto Core. I was trying to avoid surgery, which is how it is usually treated. I am happy to say that I do not need surgery! Both of my issues have been resolved, and the nerves are healing with the therapy that I have received. I was never left to exercise on my own, my therapist was with me at all times. I highly recommend Core Physical Therapy.” - Theresa K.

COVID-19 AND PHYSICAL THERAPY KEEPING UP WITH YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one may think. Fortunately, we have you covered. As some may know, the Department of Homeland Security has deemed physical therapists as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, Core Physical Therapy will remain open and seeing patients during this time, while taking the necessary precautions to make sure everything is sanitary, and everyone is safe.

As Homeland Security states, “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.” PHYSICAL THERAPY IS STILL NECESSARY. Among other essential services, some of the most beneficial services we offer at Core Physical Therapy include: •Essential post-surgical care (for non- elective and elective surgery) •Critical post-neurological episode out- patient rehabilitation •Imperative gate keeper screening for patients, who may otherwise be unnecessarily entering emergent healthcare facilities

HAS YOUR PA I N COME BACK?

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Keep up with your physical therapy exercises to relieve pain and prevent further injuries. If your pain doesn’t subside, consult with your therapist about what other things might be causing pain. Call Core Physical Therapy for a complimentary injury consultation. We will guide you so you can get back to the activities you love.

EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S US E T H I S E X E RC I S E TO H E L P R E L I E V E SHOU L D E R PA I N

ARE YOU IN PAIN?

You may benefit from physical therapy if you suffer with:

• Shoulder Pain • Knee Pain • Problems Walking • Dizziness • Sports Injury

• Lower Back Pain • Arthritis • Sciatica

SLEEPER STRETCH Start by lying on your side with the affected arm on the bottom. Your affected arm should be bent at the elbow and forearm pointed upwards towards the ceiling as shown. Next, use your unaffected arm to gently draw your affected forearm towards the table or bed. Hold for fifteen counts and repeat as needed.

• Neck Pain • Headaches

We can get you out of pain and back to the things you love! CALL 260-226-7329

Exercises copyright of

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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