NY Physical Therapy & Wellness: Arthritis Pain

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RELIEVING YOUR LOW BACK, HIP, & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN

AUGUST 2020

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip or knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, the cartilage in our joints wears down, causing painful bone on bone rubbing, inflammation,

I N S I D E RELIEVING YOUR LOW BACK, HIP, & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN ARTHRITIS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY HEALTHY RECIPE

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RELIEVING YOUR LOW BACK, HIP, & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN

AUGUST 2020

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What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis?

(Continued from outside) While there is no cure for replacing cartilage yet, it is possible to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, by improving your joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination. It’s even possible to eliminate symptoms entirely, depending on the amount of arthritis you have.

Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injuries. Arthritis can also be caused by: · Infections, such as Lyme disease

If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution.

· An immune system dysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis

What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, according to the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. The most prevalent form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by either injury or normal wear and tear.

· The inheritance of osteoarthritis

· An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

For arthritis suffers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back, hip or knee. Often, arthritis is a downward spiral of progress pain, limiting movement and strength, which in turn causes more inactivity and pain. However, by improving joint movement, muscle strength, balance and coordination, this cycle can be broken, reducing pain and inflammation. Discover how our team of specialists at NY PT & Wellness can get you moving pain-free again!

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Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy plays a major role in the treatment of arthritis symptoms and should be tried first, before more aggressive procedures such as surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, surgical intervention may eventually be needed. However, physical therapy has been shown to be an excellent way to prepare and recover after a total knee or hip replacement. It is very common for the muscles that support the knee, hip, and low back to become weakened from inactivity. Through targeted easy to do exercises, we help your muscles regain their strength, providing greater support to the joints, and reducing inflammation. ARTHRITIS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

Furthermore, by improving balance and coordination, especially to the knee and hip joints, the abnormal strain on the joints is relieved, and safety is improved to reduce risk of further injury. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you have options. The first step is to contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. See how we can help your joints feel better and move better! Go online or call us to schedule an appointment today.

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While on your back as shown below, keep your knee straight and lift your leg up while leaving the other foot flat on the surface with knee bent. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 20 times.

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

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“I’ve been seeing physical therapists on and off for over 30 years. NYPT has the most caring and thoughtful staff that I have ever dealt with. They ensure you are doing your exercises correctly. I have a lot of exercises and I am never rushed to finish. I have also observed their treatment of children and they show so much care and love for them. I highly recommend getting treatment here.” - B.W. PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P OT L I GH T 3 7 5 4 2 3 1 2 8 3 4 8 1 3 5 6 1 4 1 8 http://1sudoku.com http://1sudoku.com n° 36953 - Level Hard n° 315994 - Level Hard Play on your mobile these puzzles and find their solutions by flashing the codes below : n° 318548 n° 310547 n° 36953 n° 315994 9 5 6 3 7 2

The physical therapists at NY Physical Therapy & Wellness are so committed to your recovery that we will come to you if needed. If you’re housebound due to pain, immobility, or travel difficulties, you’ll want to find out more about NYPT Home PT, our in-home physical therapy services.

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