Peak Ortho_Helping Arthritis Pain

Overcoming Arthritis Turning to over the counter pain medications to cope with arthritis pain is ineffective as a long- term solution. While some of the medications may provide temporary relief, they will not help you overcome the pain for good. Physical therapy, on the other hand, can provide actual relief from arthritis by helping to rebuild strength in the joints through targeted movements and flexibility exercises.  

and movements can reduce inflammation, and thereby reduce pain. Physical Therapy and Arthritis Physical therapy is highly recommended for the treatment of arthritis because it can strengthen and support the joints through guided practice of movement and strength building exercises. Typically, the best activities for arthritis pain are low-impact activities. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to ensure that you are practicing the best techniques for overcoming your discomfort. There is a long list of home remedies that are said tohelpwitharthritispainaswell,and there issome credibility tosomeof theseconcepts.Forexample, losing weight, exercising regularly, and making some dietary changes such as reducing caffeine and sugar consumption are said to help alleviate pain associated with arthritis. However, before you start making any changes to your lifestyle, it is best to consult with a physical therapist. For more information about how to rid your life of arthritis pain, contact us at 310-376-9222 or 310- 544-7325 visit our website at peakorthopt.com

There is a lot of current research trying to understand what precisely causes arthritis to develop in some people, and not in others. Everyone uses their joints every day, and while it makes sense that so much pressure would cause pain to develop over time, it doesn’t explain why the pain develops when and where it does, and why it happens to some people and not to others. Anti-inflammation and Arthritis One leading form of arthritis treatment is with the useofanti-inflammatorymedication.Certain types of arthritis develop as a result of a build-up of inflammation in the body. Specifically, the tendons and ligaments become inflamed as a result of an internal attack from the immune system, which is typically triggered by some combination of environmental factors. Avoiding certain foods

6 FOODS TO HELP EASE ARTHRITIS PAIN

Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing aches & pains.

1. Broccoli, brussels sprouts and cabbage are part of the cruciferous family and are full of sulforaphane, which helps slow cartilage damage in joints due to osteoarthritis. 2. Fattyfish likesalmon, tuna, troutand mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids,whichhelpfight inflammation. Try adding fish to your diet a couple of times a week. 3. Garlic, a member of the allium family, containsa compound called diallyl disulfide that may help with a number of diseases—including arthritis. 4. Tart cherries have an ingredient called anthocyanin that helps with

joint symptoms and also gives this fruit its red color. 5. Tumeric contains a compound called curcumin, used for centuries in India to ward off inflammatory diseases. You’ll find this yellow spice in Indiancuisines—particularly curries. 6. Antioxidants inVitaminC mayslow the progression of OA. You can get Vitamin C from strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, or cantaloupe. Avoid supplements with higher doses than65 to85milligrams,asVitamin C can increase the risk of kidney stones in large doses.

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Relieves Tight Hips & Thighs PRONE HIP EXTENSION

While lying face down with your legs straight, slowly raise one leg up off of the floor, about 10 inches into the air. Relax and hold for 3-5 seconds before placing leg back down to starting position. Repeat the exercise 6 times on both legs.

Always consultyourphysical therapistorphysicianbefore startingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing.

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