LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS “Isn’t It Time You Improved Your Pain & Movement?”
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Arthritis Pain with Matt Slimming, PT, DPT
Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain . In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The resultswerevery impressivewith thepatientswhohadhands- on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less needforsurgerywithonly5%ofpatients in the treatmentgroup havingundergonesurgeryascomparedto20%withtheplacebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments could relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at Star Physical Therapy to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life.
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Dear Valued Client,
Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints,
Matt Slimming Physical Therapist
affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there isabreakdown in thecartilagecovering theendsofbones.As thecartilagewearsaway, thebonesbecomeexposedand rub against each other.The deterioration of cartilage also affects theshapeandmakeupof the jointso that itno longerfunctions smoothly.The ligamentsand tendonsaround the jointbecome stiffand themuscles thatsupport the jointbecomeweak.This leads toevenmorepainful rubbingof the jointsurfaces.There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectivenessofphysical therapy forosteoarthritis.Ourexpert therapists at Star Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results.
Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD.Deyle,MPT;Nancy E.Henderson,PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;MichaelG.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber, MPT;andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS
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