R Jason Kent PT. Bounce Back From Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

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BOUNCE BACK FROM HIP, LEG, & KNEE PAIN

PAIN RELIEF SOLUTIONS Some practical tips to help you stay pain-free!

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Try this exercise to relieve hip pain and keep moving!

BEAT SPRING ALLERGIES! Try these 4 simple steps to beat spring allergens

P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y N E W S L E T T E R

BOUNCE BACK FROM HIP, LEG, & KNEE PAIN

Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. What Causes Hip, Knee & Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: • Arthritis While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencingredness, inflammationand immobilized joints,theconditionmaybesevere.  If you’re suffering from hip, leg and knee pain, call R. Jason Kent Physical Therapy at 478.333.3075 (Warner Robins) or 478.254.6880 (Macon) for more information or to schedule your consultation! • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains • Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

WHAT IS TELEHEALTH? ThoughtheCOVID-19pandemichasbeencausing numerous health care facilities to shut down, R. Jason Kent PT will remain open to serve our patients. However, the situation has led us to pursue additional options like Telehealth and E-Visits in order to provide our PT services to patients who wish to remain home. Especially for those who may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms,thesevirtualvisitswillhelpkeepboth our patients and PT providers safe. Telehealth is a way for us tomake sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care from a remote location. You can access Telehealth services via your smartphone or computer. Through this online service, you will still be able to perform your exercises,trackyourprogress,andevenhave live chatsandvisitswithqualifiedphysicaltherapists– all from the comfort of your home. Telehealth will also provide you with a more readily available and healthier alternative to clinical or hospital care. Ready to get started? ContactR. JasonKentPhysicalTherapyto learnmore!

PAIN RELIEF SOLUTIONS

While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. How Physical Therapy Can Help? In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen themuscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately.

treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms. If you’re suffering from hip, leg, or knee pain, call R. Jason Kent Physical Therapy at 478.333.3075 (Warner Robins) or 478.254.6880 (Macon) to schedule your consultation!

Sources https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050684 https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and-hip-pain

A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Perform This Exercise To Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes!

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING:

“Fantastic place to go for physical therapy– positive, upbeat atmosphere, and wonderful staff who know how to help you heal. I highly recommend RJKPT!” - Andrea T. “ This is a special place! Jason and his team are courteous and professional. I always like the way I feel when I leave.” - Dwayne F. “The best place to get therapy! I have received therapy in many places and have not had good result; here, I had the best results, especially with Christy, who is dedicated to rehabilitating her patients from whatever condition.” - Darlene R.

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SIDE-LYING CORE ACTIVATED LEG CIRCLES Lie on your side with your bottom leg bent and top leg straight. Keepyourhandflatonfloor infront,nearyourchest.Tightenyour lower abdominals to keep your trunk still. To begin, point the toes of the top leg and slowly make small circles first clockwise, thencounterclockwise,keepingthekneestraightaheadorslightly upward. Repeat 6-10 seconds for both sides.

Schedule your consultation at R. Jason Kent PT by calling 478.333.3075 (Warner Robins) or 478.254.6880 (Macon)!

4 NATURAL WAYS TO BEAT SPRING ALLERGIES

1. Limit your time outdoors. Each spring, trees release billions of tiny pollen grains into the air. When you breathe them into your nose and lungs, they can trigger an allergic reaction. Staying inside can help, especially on windy days and during the early morning hours, when pollen counts are highest. 2. Get natural relief. Some herbal remedies may help stave off allergy symptoms. More research is needed, but an extract from a shrub called butterbur shows promise. Biminne, a Chinese herbal formula with ingredients like Ginkgo biloba and Chinese skullcap, may also help. One study found that people who took biminne five times a day for 12 weeks still felt the benefits a year later. 3. Tweak your home. Simple changes make a difference. Shut all windows to keep out pollen. Use an air conditioner to cool your home instead of a fan, which draws in air from outside.

Take off your shoes at the door and ask guests to do the same. That keeps allergens outside. Finally, don’t allow guests, or yourself, to smoke inside the home. It can make allergy symptoms worse. If you or someone you live with smokes, now is a good time to quit. 3.Keep itclean! Besure towashallsurfacesregularlywithsingle-wipe dust rags (if using cleaning rags, be sure to wash them in hot water after each use). If you find mold, use water and detergent to clean, then let it air-dry completely. Finally, wash all bedding once a week in hot water and dry in a hot dryer.

YOUR HEALTH IN MIND!

BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY WITH THIS HEALTHY RECIPE!

The staff at R. Jason Kent PT is focused on keeping our equipment and facilities clean for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to also encourage our patients to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by:

Ingredients

•2 tbsp olive oil •1 lb chicken breast •1 medium onion, diced •3 large carrots, diced •2 celery stalks diced •3 cloves of garlic, diced

•1 medium lemon (zest & juice) •1 handful fresh ginger •2 qt chicken broth •1 can coconut milk (optional)

Instructions

STAYING HOME IF YOU ARE SICK

CLEANING HANDS OFTEN

AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE WITH UNWASHED HANDS

Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken breast and brown. Then, add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min, until softened. Add 2 quarts of chicken broth and ginger with the skin on. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 35-45 minutes (the longer you boil ginger the stronger it is). Remove ginger and discard. Remove chicken, then shred and set aside. Add lemon zest and squeeze lemon to taste. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Add shredded chicken and (optional) 1 can of coconut milk.

Need therapy while social distancing? Schedule an e-visit or virtual physical therapy appointment with us today! We want to wish health and safety to all of our patients!

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