Lonoke PT: Arthritis Pain Relief

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“Arthritis Pain Doesn’t Have To Limit Your Activity” 5 SURPRISING SYMPTOMS OF ARTHRITIS

Do you find yourself feeling sore and achy in one or more of your joints of your body after physical work or exercise? It is possible, that you may be experiencing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to theAmericanArthritis Association, Osteoarthritis (OA) is themost common formof arthritis affecting the vast majority of the population as they age. There are many reasons why people get OA, but the main one is that as we all live longer, wear and tear on the cartilage in our joints occurs, causing inflammation and pain after activity. (continued inside)

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“Arthritis Pain Doesn’t Have To Limit Your Activity” 5 SURPRISING SYMPTOMS OF ARTHRITIS

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Causes of Osteoarthritis While the exact mechanisms of howOA starts are not known, a lifestyle of inactivity, poor diet, weakness in an area, injury, or disease can accelerate osteoarthritis in people, even in young adults. Your cartilage is a shock absorber for your joints and depends on your overall health and nutrition to survive the relentless daily pounding it takes. Over time, joint alignment and muscle weakness around a joint can significantly affect the pressure on the cartilage causing it to wear down faster. 5 Symptoms of Osteoarthritis What most people are not aware of is that arthritis in the spine, knees, hips, and fingers are themost common areas for Osteoarthritis to occur. The symptoms typically come on slowly, but as the disease continues more symptoms occur such as:

1. Pain in a joint.

2. Swelling or tenderness in one or more joints.

3. Stiffness after periods of sitting or inactivity. This is especially noted when getting up in the morning.

4. Flare-ups of pain and inflammation after using the arthritic joint.

5. Crunching feeling or sounds of bone rubbing on bone (called crepitus) when moving the joint.

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RELIEVING ARTHRITIS PAIN NATURALLY!

How Osteoarthritis Affects You

What Can Help Arthritis Many people think that once they have arthritis nothing can be done about it except take anti- inflammatory medications, supplements, and in worst case scenario prepare for a joint replacement surgery. However, what most people don’t know is that physical therapy is one of the most effective treatments for Osteoarthritis and can help relieve symptoms significantly. Whether you have been suffering for a short or long time, a lot can be done to help joint alignment, stability, and pain.

Pain?

Physical therapy focuses on the body’s ability to engage in movement. Movement can be anything from getting in and out of chairs to climbing stairs, walking in your neighborhood, playing a sport or doing recreational activities. Goals of physical therapy in arthritis include improving the mobility and restoring the use of affected joints, increasing strength to support the joints, and maintaining fitness and the ability to perform daily activities.

Our physical therapy focuses on addressing your individual problem, improving normal mobility, and strengthening the muscles around the joint. Different treatments are performed to relieve pain, swelling, and restore muscle balance around the affected joint. We then teach you valuable techniques on how to maintain your joint health so you can get back to the activities you enjoy. Therefore, you can have a life with less pain and more movement. Call us today to find out how!

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Practice NEWS

Sarah Stephens’ birthday is May 14th Happy Birthday, Sarah!

Elizabeth Hall’s birthday is May 31st Happy Birthday, Elizabeth!

Matt Jackson’s work anniversary is May 1st - 23yrs Happy Anniversary, Matt J.

Makenzie Bennett’s birthday is May 26th Happy Birthday, Makenzie!

Matt Loggins’ wedding anniversary is May 21st Happy Anniversary, Matt L.

Outstanding RESULTS

I’ve been able to sleep without waking up with pain... “Since therapy I can raise my arm and it doesn’t hurt so I can put a coat on. I’ve been able to sleep the past two nights without waking up with pain. I used to have to go get heat. I’m also able to do my household chores without pain as well.” - B.F.

I have noticed a definite improvement in my walking. “Since starting therapy, I have noticed a definite improvement in my walking. I tend to favor the right knee causing me to limp, but this is less pronounced. Going up and down stairs is no longer a challenge.” - D.C.

Move Freely • Alleviate Pain Naturally • Have More Energy • Enjoy Activities Pain Free • Be Stronger

Don’t let back pain become a way of life Come in for a Free Consultation and let us help you start off the year moving toward a better feeling you. FREE CONSULTATION Lonoke: 501-676-5540 | ProMotion: 501-945-0200

We help you:

Naturally relieve aches and pains. Prevent stiffness or swelling. Be more active with your friends and family.

Have more energy. Feel better at work.

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Fun & Events!

PFG Take A Run At Hunger!

PFG Take a Run at Hunger 5K is on June 2, 2018 at 8:00am. We will have Makenzie, Sarah and Garrett all running in the 5K and we will have a booth set up. In addition, the whole month of May we will be doing a cereal drive to gather cereal to donate when we get to the run.

Thank You For Your Reviews!

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review! Our winners are Ms. Stefanie (Lonoke Physical Therapy) and Mrs. Courtney (ProMotion Physical Therapy).

Can You Find The Spine? This spine has been hidden somewhere else in this newsletter. Can you find the spine?

Happy Mother’s Day!

Healthy Recipe Detox Water

• 1 cup strawberries • 1 sliced lemon

• ¼ cup of Basil leaves • Pitcher of ice water

Mix strawberries, sliced lemon and basil leaves in water. Let sit for 2 - 4 hours and enjoy!

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Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to help keep you moving...

Do twenty at a time - 3 times a week

Do twenty at a time - 3 times a week

BRIDGES Lie flat on your back and bend your knees. Extend your arms out beside your body and lift your bottom off of the ground and slowly return back down to the floor.

MINI SQUATS Start with your feet shoulder width apart and toes pointed straight ahead. Next, bend your knees approximately 30 degrees of flexion to perform a mini squat as shown. Then, return to original position. Knees should bend in line with the 2nd toe and not pass the front of the foot.

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

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Care to Share Who do you know that needs our help?

Care enough to share how physical therapy helped you. Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? Send them our way, they will thank you and so will we. Each month we have a drawing for a Wal-Mart gift card for our patients that refer people to us. Get in the game and get the word out. The more people you refer, the more chances you have to win.

Congratulations to last month’s drawing winner!

Cut out the card below and give it to someone who could benefit from therapy.

Aches & Pains? We Offer FREE Consultations Your insurance will not be charged. Let Us Help You With Your Pain, Call Today!

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