Motion Matters PT: Relieving Arthritis Pain

HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP

When the joint symptoms of osteoarthritis are mild or moderate, they can be managed by:

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Balancing activity with rest Using hot and cold therapies Regular physical activity Maintaining a healthy weight Strengtheningmusclesaround the joint for added support

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Using assistive devices Taking over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers or anti- inflammatory medicines Avoidingexcessive repetitive movements

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Regardlessof thecauseofarthritis,physical therapyservesapurpose in mostcases.Often,severearthritismay requiremedication,hotandcold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximum mobility. They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life.

Sources https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip-arthritis-pain https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try these exercises to keep you moving!.

Zucchini Linguine

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb tomatoes, finely chopped • 1 tablespoon chopped basil • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 2 teaspoons kosher salt • 1 small red chile, seeded & minced • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 12 ounces linguine • 3 baby zucchini, thinly sliced • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

Relieves Hip Pain

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Hip Hikes Stand on the edge of a step. Drop your free foot down Now shift your hips to raise your free foot as high as you can. Keep your knees straight at all times.

DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, toss the tomatoes with the basil, parsley, garlic, salt, chile and olive oil. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the linguine; drain well. Add the linguine to the bowl along with the sliced zucchini and toss. Add the 1/4 cup of grated cheese, toss again and serve in bowls, passing more cheese at the table.

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