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Did you know that you don’t have to suffer with Arthritis Pain? Hello,
You can live life without arthritis pain. This month’s newsletter is about how you can relieve arthritis pain and how we can help. Stay active and enjoy life again without the aches and pains. We can help you with get moving and teach you how to keep the arthritis pain away . Take a look at our patient spotlight to read a story of success over pain. We also have some easy to do exercises you may want to try. Thank you for being a past or current patient of Spine & Sport! Have a great month.
Dr. Jacques L. Beauchamp PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Health & Fitness
The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
5 Surprising Symptoms of Arthritis And How To Relieve Them Naturally 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 the American Arthritis Association, Osteoarthritis (OA) is themost common form of 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. Causes of Osteoarthritis While the exact mechanisms of how OA starts are not known, a lifestyle of inactivity, poor diet, weakness in an area, injury, or disease can accelerate OA 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.
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. 5 Symptoms of Osteoarthritis What most people are not aware of is that arthritis in the spine, knees, hips, and fingers are the most common areas for Osteoarthritis to occur. The symptoms typically come on slowly, but as the disease continues more symptoms occur such as:
What Can Help Arthritis Pain? 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 themost effective treatments Osteoarthritis Affects How You Move And Live Your Life Health Tips
for OA 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. Our physical therapy focuses on addressing your individual problem, improving normal mobility, and strengthening themuscles 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 lifewith less pain and more movement. Call us today to find out how!
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Patient Success Spotlight How We Naturally Transform Patients’ Lives I would recommend Spine & Sport to anyone in pain! “I did not need surgery and I avoided prescription medication. All I needed was the folks at Spine & Sport knowing exactly what muscles were weak. They helped me gain strength and flexibility. Now I can enjoy the things I love to do. I would recommend Spine & Sport to anyone with pain!” A.S. A positive change! “After 4 weeks in the hospital I came to Spine & Sport for continued therapy. In the 4 weeks of therapy I can see and feel a positive change not only in my strength, but in my balance as well. My therapists and aids never failed to be creative or to progress my therapy to push the healing process along. Thanks!” - D.M. I can sleep again! “My pain no longer interferes with my sleep or my day to day activities. I generally just havemore energy throughout the day. I have been to two other physical therapists, and have never made the improvements I made here. Thank you!” C.O. Share Your Story on Facebook @ SpineandSport
Why Choose Spine & Sport? • Expertly trained therapists • Focused on achieving fast results • We take the time to listen to you • We spend time educating you on your problem and how to solve it • Friendly, courteous staff
• On time appointments • Doctor recommended • Experts in neck, back and orthopedic care Spine & Sport Helps You: Relieve your pain
Increase your strength Be more active again Restore your flexibility Have more energy Feel healthier Walk and move better
Call Spine & Sport if: You have headaches and neck pain everyday You have pain radiating down to your arms and hands You have trouble turning your head from side to side
At Spine & Sport We Achieve 99% Patient Satisfaction
GOOD NUTRITION KEEPS YOUR MUSCLES AND TENDONS STRONG
Mix the following in your blender for an easy way to get your Vitamin C and most of the healthy minerals you need for the day. And it tastes great too!!! • 1 ½ to 2 cups of spring greens, spinach or kale • 1 ½ to 2 cups of any of the following fruits • Pineapple • Mango • Blackberries, strawberries, blueberries • Banana • Peach • Any of the following nuts or seeds • 10 walnut halves • 10 cashews • 1 tbs goji berries • 1.4 cup pumpkin seeds • Water, lemon or lime juice, or ice to thin as desired • Process in the blender to a consistency desired
Here are some foods that are helpful in keeping tendons and muscles strong and help prevent tendonitis and other injuries: PROTEIN: If you lead an active lifestyle, you likely need 0.5 to 0.75 gram of protein per body weight pound. Get your protein from lean meats, eggs and dairy products, or go for beans, lentils and soy products for vegetarian sources of protein. VITAMIN C: Vitamin C plays an essential role in new collagen production, and a vitamin C deficiency can weaken your tendons and ligaments. Men should try to consume at least 90 milligrams of vitamin C daily, and most women need 75 milligrams, according to Linus Pauling Institute. Eat fruits and vegetables with every meal and snack to reach your vitamin C intake goals -- strawberries, red bell peppers, oranges, grapefruits and tomatoes provide particularly Choose dairy products or dark leafy greens as calcium sources, eat chickpeas and pineapple for manganese and select seeds and nuts to boost your copper intake. Men under age 70 and women under age 50 need 1,000 milligrams of calcium daily. Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, so you should also consume sources of vitamin D, such as dairy products or fatty fish. Adults 70 years or younger need 15 micrograms of vitamin D each day, while adults 71 years or older need 20 micrograms. rich sources of the nutrient. IMPORTANT MINERALS:
Try these exercises to help with aches and pains... Exercise Essential Helpful Movement
STRAIGHT LEG RAISE Relieves a tight lower back
PRONE HIP EXTENSION Relieves tight hips and thighs While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up leg off the ground. Hold for 10 seconds then repeat 6 times on both legs.
While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee and your toes pointed upward. Hold for 10 sec- onds then repeat 6 times on both legs.
Who do you know that needs our help?
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Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely
9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle
If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, give the gift of health. Refer them to Spine & Sport today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a FREE pain or injury assessment.
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